A NEW pop-up vaccine centre, targeting 16 - 17 year olds, will be coming to Winnersh this week.

The Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) has partnered with Woodley Centre Surgery to provide 220 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to young residents via a pop-up vaccine centre.

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The centre will be stationed at The Forest School, Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh on Satuday, August 14, available on a first-come-first serve basis from 9am to 12pm.

All adults over the age of 16 can come for their first or second dose, and those who have already received their first vaccination will need to have done so eight or more weeks beforehand before receiving their second. They are reminded to bring along their vaccination card.

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Those who are at risk of an Anaphylactic shock will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at this site.

Cllr Charles Margetts, the executive member for health, wellbeing, and adult social care said: “We are pleased to be working alongside Woodley Centre Surgery to offer the Pfizer vaccine to 16-17-year-olds ahead of the autumn, when many will be returning to school and college or starting work.

"Every vaccine makes a difference, and we expect a good turnout for this event as it’s the first in the borough for this cohort.”

Once the queue reaches maximum capacity, any new arrivals will be turned away, the WBC said, asking residents to keep an eye on the council's Facebook and Twitter on Saturday morning for updates.

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Dr Rupa Joshi, GP at Woodley Centre Surgery said: “Woodley Centre Surgery is pleased to be working with Wokingham Borough Council to be able to offer the Covid vaccine in the community.

"It is an excellent opportunity to be able to use The Forest School, and we hope to see many of their students over the age of 16, at the walk-in clinic on Saturday.

"The council’s continued support in helping the local surgeries deliver the vaccine has gone a huge way to ensuring that the local population can be as safe as possible.”

For more information, visit https://news.wokingham.gov.uk/news/.