Maidstone Borough Council is encouraging everyone shopping or working in the town to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine service which does not require an appointment and will be available on Saturday between 12 -6pm at the Maidstone United Reformed Church, Week Street. It is open for everyone aged 18+ although proof of age will be required.
Both first and second doses of the vaccine (Pfizer and AstraZeneca) will be available during the day when no appointments will be needed. National guidance is for the second dose to be a minimum of eight weeks from the first dose.
Working in collaboration with the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, MBC has help set up the Week Street ‘walk-in’ clinic which has been organised as part of NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group’s vaccination programme.
The Council is supporting the Covid-19 vaccine campaign with the message: ”The Covid vaccine it is as essential as you are – get the jab - protect yourself and protect others.”
Maidstone Borough Council Leader, Cllr David Burton said:
“The ‘walk-in’ clinic in Week Street this Saturday is the perfect opportunity for anyone in the town centre area to #GrabAJab as nobody needs to book. I would encourage everyone (who hasn’t done so already) to go and have their Covid vaccination at this weekend.”
The vaccine programme is widely recognised as the next step to recovery, offering an essential layer to protect yourself and your loved ones and still appears to be the best defence against the virus.
Cllr Burton continued:
“The Covid-vaccines are saving lives, protecting people, and allowing us to regain some of the freedoms we’ve missed over the last 18 months – MBC is supporting this campaign and asking everyone to get the jab as soon as they can.”
Dr Navin Kumta, Clinical Chair of NHS Kent and Medway CCG, added:
“It’s important that everyone eligible in Kent and Medway receives the Covid-19 vaccine and that is why we have been organising extra clinics across the county.
“It’s not too late to get your jab and the clinic in Maidstone provides easy access for everyone over the age of 18. No one needs to make an appointment – just turn up and get a jab.”
Anyone unable to attend a walk-in clinic can still book online.·
For details of other opportunities to get you vaccine in Kent and Medway, visit: https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/grabajab
Please bring ID as proof of age as the clinic is only open to those aged 18+.