It’s not too late to get your Covid booster!

January 29, 2024

If you’re living in Gloucestershire and haven’t yet taken up the opportunity of a Covid booster, our Outreach Vaccination and Health team and local pharmacies are offering drop-in vaccination clinics to those who are eligible.

Those eligible for a Covid booster include:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • frontline health and social care workers (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • all adults aged 65 years and over (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • people aged two to 64 years with certain health conditions (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • children aged six months to two years with certain health conditions (Covid only)
  • persons aged five to 64 years who are household contacts of people with a severely weakened immune system (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • people who receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • pregnant women (Covid booster and flu jab)
  • two and three-year olds (flu nasal spray)
  • primary school and secondary school pupils up to year 11 (flu nasal spray, delivered via the school vaccination programme).

 

Oonagh Wilson, who manages the Gloucestershire Health and Care Outreach Vaccination and Health team, said: “We provide clinics in a variety of venues, such as cafes, libraries, community hubs and venues that support the homeless.

“The team offers a roving model, based on offering vaccines to areas where we may have low vaccine uptake, or underserved communities who have limited access to public transport, etc. If people have concerns about receiving the Covid vaccine, they are welcome to come and have a conversation with us.

“We also have the opportunity to offer basic health checks, such as blood pressure checks, and provide people who attend the clinics with health information, as well as signpost them to health services, partner organisations and local services.”

Drop-in vaccination clinics

Those eligible for the Covid booster can drop into any of the sessions below:

Cheltenham

Tuesday 30 January

  • Badham Pharmacy, 23 Church Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham GL52 8LR: 2pm-7pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Cheltenham Open Door, 39 Grosvenor Street, Cheltenham GL52 2SQ: 10am-1pm – Anyone aged 12+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Springbank Community Group, Ron Smith Pavilion, Springbank Way, Cheltenham GL51 0LH: 10am-2pm – Anyone aged 12+ eligible for a Covid vaccine.
Cotswolds

Monday 29 January

  • Chesterton Pharmacy, 16 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1XQ: 11.30am-5.30pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • G Horton Chemist, 24 Ashcroft Gardens, Cirencester GL7 1RB: 10am-4pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Moreton Pharmacy, The Pharmacy, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AL: 9.30am-3.30pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine

Tuesday 30 January

  • Cotswold Pharmacy, Market Place, Northleach GL54 3EG: 10am-4pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Wotton Pharmacy, Grantley House, 43 Long Street, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7BX: 10.30am-4.30pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine

Wednesday 31 January

  • Badham Pharmacy – Upper Rissington, Unit 2, The Village Square, Upper Rissington GL54 2FL: 10am-4pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Chesterton Pharmacy, 16 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester GL7 1XQ: 11.30am-5.30pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Wotton Pharmacy, Grantley House, 43 Long Street, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7BX:10am-1pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
Forest of Dean

Monday 29 January

  • Cinderford Pharmacy, Dockham Road, Cinderford GL14 2AQ: 10am-4pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • Lydney Pharmacy, 33 Newerne Street, Lydney GL15 5RB: 10am-4pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
Gloucester

Monday 29 January

  • Rosebank Health Chatty Cafe, St Luke’s Church Hall, Opposite Rosebank Surgery, 153b Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5JG: 10am-2pm – Anyone aged 12+ eligible for a Covid vaccine

Wednesday 31 January

  • Allied Pharmacy, 19 Holmleigh Parade, Gloucester GL4 0QU: 10am-4pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • St Catharine’s Church, London Road, Gloucester GL2 0RR: 9.30am-12pm – Anyone aged 12+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
  • St Mary’s Congregational Church, St Mary’s Street, Gloucester GL1 2QS: 11am-12pm – Anyone aged 12+ eligible for a Covid vaccine
Stroud

Monday 29 January

  • Dursley Family Pharmacy, 20 Parsonage Street, Durlsey GL11 4EA: 9-30am-12.30pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine

Tuesday 30 January

  • Stroud Pharmacy, Rowcroft Medical Centre, Rowcroft Retreat, Stroud GL5 3BE: 10am-1pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine

Wednesday 31 January

  • Dursley Family Pharmacy, 20 Parsonage Street, Durlsey GL11 4EA: 9-30am-12.30pm – Anyone aged 18+ eligible for a Covid vaccine

Please ensure you check eligibility before attending, and please don’t attend a drop-in clinic if you already have an appointment booked.

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