Walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinic to run at Dales pharmacy

A walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic is to operate four days a week at a Dales pharmacy in August.

The clinic for anyone aged over 18 yet to have their jabs will run at the Central Dales Pharmacy in Hawes.

It will be vaccinating people with the Pfizer vaccine every Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5pm.

A spokesperson for the pharmacy said: “You may have to queue so please come prepared.

“To avoid waiting, you can still book your appointment by going online on National Booking System or ringing 119.”

Who can attend

  • Anyone aged 18 or over
  • Anyone who is due their second dose and had their first dose at least 8 weeks ago. (Getting the second dose is vital to getting longer lasting and maximum protection, and is especially important to ensure you are protected against the Delta variant).
  • If you already have an appointment booked for a later date, you can still get a jab at walk-in clinic but please make sure you cancel your booked appointment so someone else can use it.

 About the walk-in clinic

  • Clinic will be on a first come, first served basis. There may be queues at busy times so people should come prepared for the weather and bring a drink of water. You will also need a mask or face covering.
  • If there is high demand and supplies are used up, clinic may have to close early. This will be communicated via social media.
  • People who already have an appointment booked should still attend at their timed slot and they will receive their vaccine as planned. Appointments can still be booked at www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccination or by calling 119.
  • If you have any questions about the vaccine before having it, you will be able to discuss these with a member of staff first.
  • In line with the latest guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations, people aged 39 and under and all pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer vaccine.
  • If you are having a second dose, this will be the same vaccine you had for your first vaccination.