New walk-in Covid vaccination centre opens for one day just outside Bedford

You don't need to be registered with a GP to attend

A drop-in NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre will be at Cranfield University this Friday (July 30) for anybody to have a vaccination.

There is no need to book an appointment and people do not need an NHS number or to be registered with a GP to attend

The vaccination centre will be offering the Pfizer vaccination to anyone over 18. Both first and second dose jabs are being offered. But the second dose can only be given to those who have waited a minimum of eight weeks from their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Cranfield University is offering the Pfizer vaccination to anyone over 18 this Friday (July 30)

This means those attending for a second dose will need to have had their first jab either on or before June 4.

The vaccination centre will be based at Cranfield University Sports Hall with free parking available.

Philip Aspinall, chief operating officer at Cranfield University, said: “We are delighted to be playing our part in supporting the heroic efforts of the NHS. I’d urge all our staff, students and the local community, who have not yet had the opportunity to take advantage of the vaccination programme, to pop along this Friday and get your jab.”

Dr Sarah Whiteman, chair of NHS Bedfordshire Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It is vital that everyone aged 18 or over, takes advantage of the many ways they can access the vaccine.

"We understand that it can sometimes seem difficult to fit into our busy lives, but there are so many convenient options, and it is it is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one.”