A drop-in NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre will be at Cranfield University, this Friday (30 July 2021) between 11am-5pm for anyone who can attend including staff, students and the local community. There is no need to book an appointment.

The vaccination centre will be offering the Pfizer vaccination to anyone over 18. Both first and second dose jabs are being offered. 

The second dose can only be given to those who have waited a minimum of eight weeks from their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This means those attending for a second dose will need to have had their first jab either on or before 4 June.

You do not need an NHS number or need to be registered with a GP to attend. 

The vaccination centre will be based at Cranfield University Sports Hall with free parking available.

Philip Aspinall, Chief Operating Officer at Cranfield University, said: “We are delighted to be playing our part in supporting the heroic efforts of the NHS. I’d urge all our staff, students and the local community, who have not yet had the opportunity to take advantage of the vaccination programme, to pop along this Friday and get your jab.”

Dr Sarah Whiteman, Chair of NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group: said “It is vital that everyone aged 18 or over, takes advantage of the many ways they can access the vaccine. We understand that it can sometimes seem difficult to fit into our busy lives, but there are so many convenient options, and it is it is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one. The vaccine is the best way we can all protect ourselves our families and our communities so use the convenient drop-in centres or book through the National Booking System.”

Notes for editors

Please note, currently the drop-in centre is only scheduled to be at Cranfield University on the 30 July. For further information about drop-in centres in the local area visit: https://www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/drop-in-covid-19-vaccination-sessions-available-for-people-aged-40-and-over/ 

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