Over 40s in Milton Keynes can get vaccinated without an appointment
Confirmed by the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group today.
Anyone aged over 40 can be vaccinated without the need for an appointment in Milton Keynes.
Announced today (May 12), by the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG), over 40s can be vaccinated at the large vaccination centre at Saxon Court, without a booking.
This is the first time drop-in sessions have been made available in Milton Keynes during the rollout..
This limited edition scheme is currently scheduled until the end of next week, ending on May 23. Anyone who is over 40 and still needs a first dose of a vaccine protecting against Covid, must bring some form of identification to the centre, such as: as a driving license, passport or utility bill. An NHS spokesperson stated that 'ideally' those attending to be jabbed would bring their NHS number.
People who fall into the other nine priority groups, who are under 40 and haven't been jabbed yet, are also welcome to use this scheme.
NHS officials want those who have already booked an appointment to still honour the time arranged as planned.
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.”
The vaccination centre at Milton Keynes will be open from 08:30 until 12:30 for walk-in jabs between May 18 until May 20. The scheme is in operation at three other sites in Milton keynes' region, at Bedford Heights, Inspire in Luton and Redgrave in Luton. Those sites are open at staggered times across the next ten days, starting tomorrow when the other three sites will be open.