Vaccinations for over 16s at Derby Arena today and Saturday

Anyone over the age of 16-years-old can receive the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at Derby Arena today and on Saturday.

Derbyshire Community Health Services tweeted that they are taking walk-in vaccination appointments without the need to book.

Those who have had their sixteenth birthday or turn 16 today can attend Derby Arena before 6:30 pm this evening to receive a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

More than 2,000 people attended Derby Arena’s walk-in sessions over the weekend with staff having to turn people away from the event.

In one instance, a 17-year-old cycled to the vaccination center all the way from Cambridge.

There is no geographical restriction on who can attend and there is no need for attendees to bring ID.

Attendees will be asked their name and date of birth which will be verified using GP information.

Last week the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation announced the Covid-19 vaccination rollout should include 16 and 17-year-olds.

It is hoped that the move will prevent further chaos in schools when they reopen in September.

The JCVI stressed that older teenagers will not need to need parental consent to be inoculated.

Another walk-in event will be held on Saturday, 14 August, from 8.30am.

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Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News