Rock-up Covid vaccination clinics will be back

ROCK-up vaccination clinics are due to return this month, the government has announced.

Islanders aged five and over who are yet to receive a first, second or booster shot will be able to be vaccinated at select church halls, starting with St Helier tomorrow.

In addition to getting vaccinated, Islanders can ask health care staff any questions they may have.

The government said the locations and times make the clinics more accessible to school-aged children, especially those aged 5 to 11, who are eligible for their second dose provided 12 weeks have passed since the first. . The guidelines follow the latest advice from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI).

The government also reminded islanders traveling overseas this summer that some destinations require proof of Covid status, which may include vaccination records, and said rock-up clinics were “another opportunity” to avoid any potential border issues during the journey.

Emma Baker, the island’s immunization program manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to offer islanders once again the opportunity to prepare for their vaccine. We’ve seen how popular they were initially, and it’s encouraging to see Islanders, young and old, taking the opportunity to protect themselves and others.

“It is important to keep up to date with your vaccination schedule and in some countries it is compulsory to travel. I urge people over the age of five who have not yet received their first Covid-19 vaccine or who are due for a second or third dose to take advantage of these dynamic clinics and protect themselves as best they can during the summer. Your vaccine is waiting for you.

The Fort Regent Vaccination Center is still available for Islanders to receive a vaccine. Anyone wishing to make an appointment can do so online at gov.je/vaccine or by calling the coronavirus helpline on 0800 735 5566.

Church halls holding rock-up clinics:

Saint Helier:

Tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saint Pierre:

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

St-Jean:

Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

St. Saviour :

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Groville:

Friday July 8, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saint Helier:

Saturday July 9, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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