Vax van gears up to help

A Health on the Move van will bring more Covid-19 vaccinations and booster jabs to Bucks during the coming week. A mobile clinic is due to visit Aylesbury, Gerrards Cross, Wingrave, Chesham, High Wycombe and Buckingham.

The van (pictured has helped administer more than 1,600 vaccine doses across Bucks in the past four months.

If people have not yet had their first or second jab dose, the offer remains open and they are welcome to visit the van.

These drop-in mobile clinics will be offering doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

NHS guidance is to leave a gap of at least eight weeks between first and second vaccination doses and, if you are eligible for a booster, you must leave six months (182 days) between your second dose and your booster vaccination.

The van, which is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, will be at these locations:

  • Monday 22 November, 10am – 12.30pm, Wingbury Courtyard Business Village, Wingrave, HP22 4LW;
  • Monday 22 November, 2pm – 4.30pm, Wingrave Community Centre, Church Street, Wingrave, HP22 4PE;
  • Wednesday 24 November, 10am – 3pm, Chesham Market, High Street, HP5 1BW;
  • Thursday 25 November, 10am – 3pm, Cornmarket, Church Square, High Wycombe, HP11 2BN;
  • Friday 26 November, 10am – 3pm, Tesco Gerrards Cross, Packhorse Road, SL9 8ER;
  • Saturday 27 November, 10am – 3pm, Tesco Buckingham, MK18 1AB.

The van will also be back in Bucks the following week.

Appointments are now available for anyone aged over 16 and healthy 12 to 15 year olds can also get vaccinated by booking online or attending a walk-in clinic without appointment.

People can also find the latest updates on walk-in vaccination clinics in Bucks.

Who is eligible for the booster dose?

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommends that the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine is offered to:

  • Those living in residential care homes for older adults;
  • Frontline health and social care workers;
  • All adults aged 50 years or over;
  • Adults aged 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe coronavirus;
  • Adult carers (aged 16 or over);
  • Household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals.

Adults aged 40 and over can book appointments using the national booking system from Monday 22 November.