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17th Oct, 2021

Teenagers can 'grab a jab' at HOW College on Deansway

Rob George 18th Aug, 2021

A WALK-IN vaccination clinic at Heart of Worcestershire College on Deansway has opened its doors for 16 and 17 year olds to get their first Pfizer vaccination.

Photo ID will be required but there is no need to book for the sessions which run today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) from 10am to 7pm.

Public Health in Worcestershire, NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Worcester City Council are working together to make it easier and more convenient for people to get vaccinated.

Liz Altay, deputy director of Public Health for Worcestershire said: “Walk-in clinics like this one have been making it much easier and more convenient for people to come forward to get vaccinated and we would especially like to encourage our younger residents to take this opportunity to get a jab.

“Vaccination is so important, not only because it protects the person receiving the vaccine, but it also helps to protect loved ones and the community.”

Nikki Williams, deputy CEO and Vice Principal of Heart of Worcestershire College said: “Now this younger age group is eligible to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine we are pleased to offer our students and other 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to simply pop in and get their first jab.

Dr Gemma Moore, clinical lead at SW Healthcare and GP Partner at Ombersley Medical Practice said: “The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 16-17 year olds by the MHRA and JCVI, and we’ve already delivered it to many vulnerable patients in this cohort in the early stages of the rollout – so we know it’s safe and effective.

“If patients have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, we’ll have clinicians on site throughout who’ll be happy to talk to them about their options, and make sure getting vaccinated is the best decision for them – so they should feel welcome to come along and visit us at the Heart of Worcestershire College this week.”

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