Christmas Eve pop-up COVID vaccination centre coming to the City

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A pop-up COVID vaccination centre is coming to the City of London – offering Square Mile workers and residents the chance to get their jab before Christmas.

The mobile unit will be stationed outside Mansion House at Bank Junction on Friday December 24 from 10am until 1.30pm.* 

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, people are being urged to get the booster jab to ensure they receive maximum protection against the virus.

People can also turn up at the pop-up centre to get their first or second COVID jab if they haven’t already received it. No appointment is needed.

Deputy Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Randall Anderson, said: “With high demand for the booster vaccine before Christmas, this pop-up unit will provide a simple, convenient way for City workers and residents to get the jab.

“Ensuring you’re fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and the wider community from getting seriously ill with the virus and to reduce pressure on our NHS this Christmas.

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“Any dose of the vaccine provides protection against COVID so I’d urge people who haven’t already had their first or second jab to take advantage of this opportunity to receive it – it’s not too late.”

The COVID booster jab is available at the pop-up site to over-18s while the first and second doses of the vaccine are available to over-16s.

Meanwhile, people can also get their first, second and booster jabs at the Square Mile’s dedicated vaccination centre at Boots pharmacy at 120 Fleet Street.

People can book an appointment at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. More information is at cityoflondon.gov.uk/footer/covid-19.

People can help prevent the spread of COVID by meeting outside where possible, opening doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting others inside, limiting the number of people they meet and avoiding crowded spaces.

They should also wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and when it’s hard to stay away from other people and wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.

*The most recent edition of City Matters noted the opening times of the pop-up as 10am until 2pm. Please be advised that the service will run as per the hours mentioned in this article (10am until 1.30pm).

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