Walk-in vaccine centres open in Luton and Dunstable throughout this week after weekend success
Hundreds of young people took up the offer to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at walk-on centres in Luton and Dunstable over the weekend.
For the first time last weekend, all over 18s across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes were offered the vaccination.
The walk-in centres at Watling House in Dunstable and the Redgrave Centre in Luton were open throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday to all adults over 18.
The centres will continue to accept walk-ins without the need for booking over the next seven days.
Opening times are as follows:
> Watling House, Dunstable - open from 9am to 5pm, Monday (today) to Sunday, June 27;
> Redgrave Centre, Luton - open from 9am to 7pm, Monday (today) to Sunday, June 27.
Dr Ed Sivills, medical director of Beds, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG), said: “This is a fantastic start to the over-18 programme!
"We need to vaccinate every adult now. Two jabs offer protection against all the current variants.
"The sooner that people have their first jab, the better. Vaccination protects all of us: our communities, families and friends.”