Drop-in Covid vaccination sessions available at Bedford Heights for those aged 40 and over

You can just turn up and get your jab - for a limited time

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:38 pm

Anyone aged 40 and over can walk into the vaccination centre in Bedford Heights this week without the need for an appointment.

For the first time in the area’s vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are being offered to make the most of available vaccine supplies.

That’s why, for a limited period, people who have yet to book their vaccine can turn up at a number of sites in our region during opening hours to receive their first dose.

You can just turn up and get your jab - for a limited time

Anyone who is 40 or over or eligible to be vaccinated for another reason should ideally bring their NHS number with them to their appointment. Other forms of identification, such as a driving license, passport or utility bill, are also accepted.

Those people who already have a booked appointment at a vaccination centre, GP-led site or pharmacy should still attend their appointment as planned.

The slots available at Bedford Heights are:

Tomorrow (May 13), Friday, Saturday and Sunday - between 8.30am and 3pm

Friday, May 21, Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 - between 8.30am and 3pm

Dr Sarah Whiteman, chair of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’ve given nearly 700,000 doses of vaccine across the area so far and we’re keen to make sure that no-one gets left behind.

"We’re opening the doors at our large vaccine centres for walk-ins for a limited time, so you can just turn up and get your jab. If you haven’t got around to booking your vaccine appointment yet, this is the perfect opportunity to start to get protected.”