Lichfield people offered COVID-19 vaccine at city fire station walk-in clinic on October 14

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Lichfield people are being given the chance to get their COVID-19 jab at a walk-in clinic being held at Lichfield Fire Station on Thursday (14 October).

The fire station, in Birmingham Road, will be opening its doors between 10.30am and 3.30pm to people who are eligible to receive their first or second Moderna vaccine dose who have not yet chosen to do so.

An NHS vaccination team will be staffing the walk-in clinic and anyone wanting the jab can just turn up on the day, with no appointment needed. Patients wanting their second dose of vaccine must wait a minimum of eight weeks after their first dose is given.

Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead for the vaccination programme said: “We would urge anyone in Lichfield who is eligible for a vaccine who has not yet received one to come along to this walk-in clinic at Lichfield Fire Station.

“It is vitally important that as many people as possible receive their full COVID-19 vaccine, both for their own health and the safety of the wider community, so we want to make it as easy possible for everyone eligible to get both doses.

“We understand that for some people making an appointment on weekdays or committing to a time, in general, may be difficult or inconvenient, so nationally and locally we introduced walk-in clinics.

Up-to-date details and times for all Staffordshire COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics, including those being held at local fire stations, can be found at https://www.twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/coronavirus/how-to-get-a-vaccine-where-and-travelling

Please note that this walk-in clinic is being run by the NHS using the fire stations as a location - please do not contact the fire stations themselves or the fire service with any queries about appointments.

Patients who are eligible for a vaccine can also book an appointment at another vaccination site by calling 119 or visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/