No appointment needed for Covid jabs at Sheffield Arena and Octagon Centre from today

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have announced that anyone aged 18 and above can get their first or second COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment at Sheffield Arena and Sheffield Octagon Centre from today (July 10).

Saturday, 10th July 2021, 9:17 am

Both sites will be able to give Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines for both first and second doses (available 8 weeks after their first jab) and are open 7 days a week 8am – 5pm. All individual vaccinations are given in a private booth to ensure privacy and dignity is respected.

There will be lots of vaccine slots available at both centres all day, every day.

Friendly trained healthcare professionals are on hand to answer any concerns or questions you may have prior to being vaccinated.

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The Octagon Centre in Sheffield is open for vaccinations without bookings.
The Octagon Centre in Sheffield is open for vaccinations without bookings.

Dr Jennifer Hill, Medical Director (Operations) at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It has never been easier to get a COVID vaccination and with cases of the virus rapidly rising and the upcoming lifting of many restrictions which we all want to enjoy, it makes sense to pop along to either the Arena or Sheffield Octagon Centre and get protected.

"In the last few weeks we have seen a rise in the number of people coming into hospital with Covid. Many of these patients have not been vaccinated which is such a shame when it really is so easy to get a jab now.

"From 16th August, the government has announced that people who have had both jabs will not have to self-isolate if they have been in contact with a person who has the virus which is another very practical reason to come along and get vaccinated. Let’s have a really good summer by protecting ourselves and each other.”

All over 18’s also have the option of booking or changing an appointment you may already have at any of the local vaccination centres by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination. This includes being able to move your second dose closer to 8 weeks after the first dose.