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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Flitwick residents told “It’s never too late to get your vaccination”

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Health chiefs from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG) are reminding everyone that anyone over the age of 16 can still come forward to get their first or second COVID-19 vaccine.

There are so many ways that people can access the vaccination programme, either by going to one of the walk-in sessions, which can be found on the BLMK CCG website or the national Grab a Jab website.

Alternatively, they can book their appointment via the National Booking System or calling 119.

If it is your first jab you only need to be over 16. You don’t have to be registered at a GP, just go to one of the drop-in centres and the vaccination teams will be able to assist.

If you’re attending for your second vaccination dose, then just make sure at least eight weeks have passed since your first one. It doesn’t matter if it is a longer gap.

Anyone who is struggling to get to any of the vaccine sites can use any of the different ways that local authorities and pharmacies have put in place.

All of them are free!

Geraint Davies, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG, said:

“I would encourage anyone who hasn’t had their first or second dose to take advantage of the many opportunities there are across the whole locality.

“Don’t be embarrassed or feel you will be judged if you come forward now. Everyone will be pleased to see you and in a short visit you will help to protect yourself, your family and friends and the community.”

Full details on the vaccination programme running across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes can be found here: visit:

In Central Bedfordshire the Flittabus shuttle is running special journeys, to Priory House in Chicksands from Ampthill and Flitwick.

The service will run from Flitwick on Wednesday afternoons 3 & 10 November and Ampthill on Friday afternoons 5 & 12 November.

This service is funded by Cheeseman W & Son Pharmacy. To find out details of the service go to the BLMK website and look at the Vaccination Information page.

There are nominated Flittabus pick up points shown below but residents can signal to the bus to stop if safe to do so, anywhere on the route.

Flitwick

Ampthill

Times subject to change.

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John Guinn
I am the editor of The Flitwick Chronicle. This is an independent, local news service based in Bedfordshire. The Chronicle provides local news that is investigative, inclusive and relevant to the residents of Flitwick.

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