13 January 2022
All Islanders aged 12 and over can walk into Fort Regent to get their COVID-19 vaccines without a booked appointment until the end of January.
First, second and booster vaccinations are available for walk-in and booked appointments.
There is free parking at the top of Fort Regent for those who are going to the Vaccination Centre and there is also a free shuttle bus that departs every 20 minutes from the Bus Station.
Islanders are reminded to bring ID, wear a face mask at the Vaccination Centre and are encouraged to have a negative Lateral Flow Test result before attending.
Vaccination Centre opening times:
- Monday to Friday, 11.30 – 18.30
- Saturday and Sunday, 8.30 – 15.30
From today, Rock Up clinics administering first, second and booster doses for healthcare staff only will take place at the General Hospital. This follows feedback from staff to make it more convenient and will ensure that frontline staff in this higher risk setting are up to date with their vaccination schedule.
Head of the Vaccination Programme, Emma Baker, said: "I am pleased that the team have been able to extend the offer of walk-in appointments to Islanders. We have increased capacity at the Centre to accommodate more Islanders who are coming for their primary doses and boosters.
"We have been welcoming many Islanders who've come up for their vaccine as they happened to be in town already or were on their work break. We are receiving positive feedback on how convenient it is to just pop up when you have a free moment.
"The average turnaround time is approximately 15 minutes, so it's really easy for someone who is on their commute - driving or walking through Town to just come and get their vaccination without a booked appointment.
"I hope that many more Islanders benefit from the walk-ins and use this opportunity to have their first vaccine if they haven't already, it's not too late to have a change of heart and the team will be very happy to accommodate any questions or concerns you may have."
Islanders are still able to book an appointment if they prefer on gov.je/vaccine or by calling the Coronavirus Helpline.