Health on the Move van returns to Bucks to deliver more COVID vaccines

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Health on the Move van returns to Bucks to deliver more COVID vaccines

The Health on the Move van is back on the road this week, bringing more COVID vaccinations to Buckinghamshire with stops at Aylesbury, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe and Chesham.

If you have not had your vaccination yet, now is the time to do it – the Health on the Move van makes getting your jab as convenient as possible. If you have the chance to visit the van, please don’t delay.

These drop-in mobile clinics will be offering first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged 40 and over.

And also, when the van arrives at Chesham Market on Saturday, 31 July, the Pfizer vaccine will be on board for the first time for anyone aged 18+ looking for their first dose.

NHS guidance is currently to leave a gap of at least eight weeks between vaccination doses.

The bus, which is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, will be at the locations listed below between 21 July and 1 August.

Please note – all dates and venues may be subject to last minute scheduling changes, so please check here for the latest updates: https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/public/your-services/feeling-unwell/covid-19-vaccination-programme/local-covid-19-vaccination-updates/

  • Weds 21 July, 10am-4pm – Alfred Rose Community Centre, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 2ER
  • Thurs 22 July, 10am-3pm – Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre, HP19 9HH
  • Fri 23 July, 10am-3pm – Gerrards Cross Tescos, SL9 8ER
  • Sat 24 July, 10am-3pm – Wrights Meadow Centre, Wrights Meadow Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1SQ
  • Sun 25 July, 10am-3pm – Green St Centre, Green Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2LY
  • Fri 30, July, 10am-3pm – Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre, HP19 9HH
  • Sat 31 July, 10am-3pm – Chesham Market, High Street, Chesham
  • Sun 1 Aug, 10am-3pm – Castlefield Community Centre, Wycombe, HP12 3LL

Tehmeena Ajmal, COVID operations director for Oxford Health NHS FT, said: “We’re really pleased to be bringing the Health on the Move bus back to Buckinghamshire and to bring the vaccination programme closer to our communities. We would urge anyone in the areas being visited by the bus who still needs a jab to please make the most of this opportunity. Vaccinations are still the surest way back to a more normal way of life and we want to make getting one as easy as possible for you.”

Dr Raj Bajwa, GP and Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This project is a great example of health and local authority partners working together to support the health of our local communities. If you still need a vaccine, please do visit the Health on the Move bus if it comes to your area. The more people who have their vaccine dose, the safer all of us and those around us will be – particularly with cases rising again and more restrictions lifting this week.”

If you have not yet had your vaccination and cannot, or are not eligible to, attend any of the mobile drop-in clinics, you can instead book your appointment at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 for free.

Appointments are now available for anyone aged 18+.