Young people living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire aged 16 and 17 are able to walk in to certain sites to grab their Covid-19 vaccine.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed that all 16 and 17-year-olds can receive a dose of the life-saving Pfizer vaccine.
Young people within this age group can get their jab at walk-in clinics across the county and city. The walk-in clinics offer a convenient option as people can drop in at any time between the advertised opening hours without making an appointment. The sites offering 16 and 17 year old vaccinations include King’s Mill Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Forest Recreation Ground and Mansfield Vaccination Centre.
Among those who have already taken up the offer is 16 year old Ellie Carter.
She said: “I went to the King’s Mill Hospital site to get my vaccine and it was very quick and simple. There were lots of other people getting theirs at the same time too.
“The staff were so nice and each person I spoke to throughout the process was helpful and explained what the process was, I felt very well informed. I am scared of needles and I was put at ease straight away.
“I decided to get vaccinated as I wanted to make sure I was protected before I went to college and I think being vaccinated will mean being able to live a normal life again. I also think it is very important for protecting those around me.”
Amanda Sullivan Accountable Officer at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It is fantastic to see so many 16 and 17-year-olds keen to get themselves and those around them protected from Covid-19 and we are delighted to be able to offer walk in appointments for this age group across the county and city.
“By offering this now we will be in a position to ensure that younger people will have some protection against the virus when they return to school or college in September. I would urge anyone to come along and receive their vaccination but please do check the sites and opening times on our website first.”
A number of sites across the region are offering vaccinations to 16 and 17-year-olds, you can find out which location is most convenient on the NHS website.