The Vaccination Van is Back to Boost Your Health
To help everyone get their COVID-19 vaccine, whether it’s a first, second or booster dose, the Health on The Move vaccination van is back in Bucks!
With four stops planned in Chesham, Wycombe, and Gerrards Cross next week, the convenience of getting a jab without an appointment will once again bring lots of people to its sliding doors.
The Omicron COVID variant is more easily spread than previous versions, so getting a booster is key to staying well and fighting off illness should you catch the virus. And it can also help stop the spread and keep vulnerable people safer from infection.
The knock-on effects of an increase in patients to our A&E departments and hospital wards is well documented. Local GP and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group Chair, Raj Bajwa wants us all to help healthcare services run as smoothly as possible, saying:
“After a fantastic effort from all our health teams in the run up to Christmas, and over 419,000 vaccines given across our healthcare system during December, it remains a priority to get all those people yet to be boosted or vaccinated against this awful virus.
“If you have been waiting to get your booster until after the holiday period, then please don’t delay any longer. – The vaccination van is the perfect opportunity if you’re in the area when it’s open
“Anyone who wants to get their first or second dose will also be welcomed at the van and if you’re nervous about needles, or have any questions about its safety, the vaccinators will be happy to discuss this with you.”
The vaccination van is able to vaccinate anyone age 16+ and the vaccine onboard all four days will be Pfizer.
The van, which is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust will call at:
- Wed 19 – Chesham Market, High Street, HP5 1BW – 10am till 4pm
- Thurs 20 – Cornmarket, Church Square, High Wycombe, HP11 2BN – 10am till 4pm
- Fri 21 – Gerrards Cross Tescos, Packhorse Rd, SL9 8ER – 10am till 4pm
- Sat 22 – Chesham Market, High Street, HP5 1BW – 10 am till 3pm
(Please note – all dates and venues may be subject to last minute scheduling changes, so please check here for any updates (www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/public/your-services/feeling-unwell/covid-19-vaccination-programme/local-covid-19-vaccination-updates/)
You can also book an appointment at a local clinic via the NHS website or call 119 free: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination (www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/)
This page will also give you guidance on who is eligible and how long they need between doses.