Walk-in Covid vaccination centre in Sheffield to open seven days a week

A new walk-in Covid vaccination centre in Sheffield will open seven days a week from Monday, it has been announced.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 4:57 pm

The Sheffield Octagon Centre, just outside the city centre, recently became the city’s second large-scale NHS vaccination centre, in addition to Sheffield Arena.

From Monday, June 14, it will be offering a walk-in service, open Monday-Sunday, from 8am to 5pm each day, and operating on a first come, first served ticketed basis.

Anyone who is eligible, currently all those aged 25 and over, can use the walk-in service, or appointments are still available to book online through the NHS booking website.

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The Octagon Centre in Sheffield will host a walk-in Covid vaccination clinic open seven days a week
The Octagon Centre in Sheffield will host a walk-in Covid vaccination clinic open seven days a week

Hope Thackray, a 28-year-old from Upperthorpe who was the first person to be vaccinated at the Octagon Centre on June 9, said: “I booked my appointment straight away after it was announced that people aged 25 and over could book for their COVID-19 vaccination.

"I live close to the city centre, so it was easiest to book at the Octagon as it’s only a 15-minute walk away and it’s also close to my work. The process was simple, there were lots of signposts and people around to direct me and so I’d encourage anyone close by to go there for their vaccination.”

The Octagon Centre is located at the University of Sheffield, Clarkson Street, Sheffield S10 2TQ and is run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It will be delivering around 800 vaccinations each day.

Appointments can also be booked at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination or by calling 119.