'GRAB AND JAB' vaccines are being made available to people visiting the Bracknell town centre this weekend.

A pop-up vaccination unit will be available to the public from tomorrow, Friday July 9, to Monday, July 12, in Union Square, Bracknell.

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No appointment or ID is needed to get the vaccination, however those looking to get vaccinated need to be over the age of 18.

The site, Beside Primark, will be available to provide first doses (not second doses) from 12pm to 7pm.

Jeremy Mellins, a Bracknell GP and clinical director for one of the local Primary Care Networks, said: “The COVID-19 vaccination programme across Bracknell Forest continues to drive forward at pace with a large percentage of residents over the age of 40 now being vaccinated. Many double jabbed which is great news.

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“In addition, our focus is now to encourage younger people to get vaccinated, especially those aged 18 to 29, to help protect themselves, their family and friends.

“As a town and a country, the more people that are vaccinated, the greater our chances are of moving out of this pandemic in the safest possible way.”

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Stuart Lines, Director of Public Health for East Berkshire, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has come forward for their vaccine so far.

"The current data shows that the vaccine is significantly helping to reduce the number of people with COVID-19 becoming ill and requiring hospitalisation.

"Having both doses of the vaccine is not only helping to protect individuals against becoming seriously ill from the virus, but also family and friends and those around them.

"By working together to stop the spread, we are getting closer to safely returning to normal life.”

For more information, visit bracknell-forest.gov.uk/news/2021/07/grab-jab-bracknell-town-centre.