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Isle Of Wight Fire Stations To Become COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Five Isle of Wight fire stations will turn vaccination clinics this month (January).

A raft of pop-up hub are being held for those wanting to get their COVID-19 jab.

Solent NHS Trust is running sessions at venues across the area, including community centres.

The Trust is also working in partnership with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to offer clinics at fire stations, giving people an even wider range of opportunities to receive their first, second or booster vaccination.

The following clinics will be available for Islanders:

  • Friday 14 January, 10am - 5pm at Freshwater Fire Station, IOW
  • Thursday 20 January, 10am - 5pm at Shanklin Fire Station, IOW
  • Saturday 22 January, 10am - 5pm at East Cowes Fire Station, IOW
  • Friday 28 January, 10am - 5pm at Cowes Fire Station, IOW
  • Monday 17 January, 10am - 5pm at Sandown Fire Station, IOW

Children aged 12-15 will need to attend a pop-up clinic or vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent. Children can get a first dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 12.

Any 12-15 year old who has tested positive for COVID-19 must wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID-19 vaccine.

This starts from the date of their positive PCR test.

The clinics will offer Pfizer vaccines only and teams are providing:

  •  First and second (after 12 weeks of the first dose) vaccinations for young people aged 12-15, as well as 16 and 17-year-olds.
  •  First and second (after 8 weeks of the first dose) vaccinations for people aged 18 and over.
  •  Booster vaccinations to people over the age of 18 (3 months after second vaccination).