Walk in and grab your jab in Bradford District and Craven this weekend

ANYONE aged 18 or over in Bradford district and Craven can get their coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination this weekend by walking into one of a number of drop-in vaccination clinics.

Dubbed ‘Grab a Jab’ the country-wide vaccination push aims to make it as easy as possible for anyone to receive either their first or second dose without having to wait for a pre-booked appointment. The move follows last week’s announcement that anyone aged 18 or over is being called for their Covid-19 immunisations.

Several vaccination sites will have walk-in clinics taking place throughout the weekend, from tomorrow (Friday 25 June) into Monday (28 June). Details of all the clinics across Bradford district and Craven are available at https://bit.ly/VaccineWalkInClinic and below.

Friday 25 June

  • 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm: Airedale Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, BD20 6TD
  • 9am-4pm: Silsden Medical Practice, Elliott Street, Silsden, BD20 ODG
  • 10am-4pm: Jacob’s Well, Nelson Street, Bradford, BD1 5AX
  • 10am-4pm: Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY
  • 10am-4pm: Birch Medical Centre, Woodroyd Centre, Bradford, BD5 8EL
  • 10am-4pm: Barkerend Health Centre, Daffodil Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH

Saturday 26 June

  • 8am-5pm: The Ridge Medical Practice, Cousen Road, Bradford, BD7 3JX
  • 9am-4pm: Shipley Medical Practice, Alexandra, Road, Shipley, BD18 3EG
  • 9am-5pm: Silsden Medical Practice, Elliott Street, Silsden, BD20 ODG
  • 9am-5pm: Markazi Jamia Mosque, Community Rooms, Emily Street, Keighley, BD21 3EG
  • 9am-12pm: Airedale Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, BD20 6TD
  • 10am-1pm: Tesco, Valley Road, Bradford, BD1 4RB
  • 10am-4pm: Jacob’s Well, Nelson Street, Bradford, BD1 5AX
  • 10am-4pm: Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY
  • 10am-4pm: Barkerend Health Centre, Daffodil Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH
  • 10am-4pm: Whetley Medical Centre, Saplin Street, Manningham, BD8 9DW
  • 2pm-5pm: Bradford Interchange, BD1 1JX

Sunday 27 June

  • 9am-5pm: Silsden Medical Practice, Elliott Street, Silsden, BD20 ODG
  • 9am-5pm: Markazi Jamia Mosque, Community Rooms, Emily Street, Keighley,BD21 3EG
  • 9am-12.30pm: Airedale Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, BD20 6TD
  • 10am-4pm: Jacob’s Well, Nelson Street, Bradford, BD1 5AX
  • 10am-4pm: Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY

Monday 28 June

  • 10am-4pm: Jacob’s Well, Nelson Street, Bradford, BD1 5AX
  • 10am-4pm: Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY
  • 10am-4pm: Birch Medical Centre, Woodroyd Centre, Bradford, BD5 8EL
  • 10am-4pm: Barkerend Health Centre, Daffodil Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH

No appointment is needed and there are clinics open during the day, evening and over the weekend to encourage everyone to #GetVaccinated. All are offering first and second doses, with most offering Pfizer vaccines for younger people and the Astra Zeneca (AZ) jab for older residents and those needing a second AZ dose.

Text messages are also being sent to people living in areas where there has been a lower uptake of vaccinations with a link to information on local walk-in services.

Nancy O’Neill, deputy accountable officer and strategic director of transformation and change at NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Over recent weeks it’s been great to see glimpses of what we once called normal life return and I know we all want restrictions to be lifted. Getting the vaccine is the best way we can all help to see those restrictions lifted. The more people are fully vaccinated, the more the spread of the virus will be limited and fewer people will end up in hospital.

That is the aim of ‘Grab a Jab’ weekend. It’s about protecting as many people as possible and making the process easy for everyone to get their jabs – whether that is a first or second dose. If you are 18 or over, don’t delay in getting your vaccine – go and grab your jab.”

Second doses have been brought forward to eight weeks following evidence showing how important the second jab is in protecting people against the Delta variant that is now spreading across the country. Giving these at eight weeks will still ensure the vaccines provide people with the maximum protection against Covid-19.

“This virus has devastating consequence for people of all ages and backgrounds. Getting everyone vaccinated remains the most important way of getting back to normality – it’s that simple,” added Nancy O’Neill.

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