Vaccination options over the Jubilee bank holiday
Access to COVID-19 vaccinations will be limited over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday this weekend (2-5 June).
A host of smaller, more localised clinics have been opened recently to offer people a greater choice of when and where to get their jabs.
However, demand for vaccinations is expected to be low as people across Dorset celebrate the 70th anniversary of HM The Queen’s reign over the long weekend.
And with local NHS staff also taking some well-deserved time to join in the fun, capacity will be reduced until normal service resumes on Monday (6 June).
If you do wish to get your first, second or booster dose of the vaccine over the bank holiday, here are your options:
- Thursday (2 June) – Ashley Heath Pharmacy, Ringwood; Rowlands Pharmacy, Bournemouth; Wallisdown Pharmacy, Poole (morning only), and Pharmacy 2U, Dorchester (afternoon and early evening only)
- Friday (3 June) – Ashley Heath Pharmacy, Ringwood, and Wallisdown Pharmacy, Poole (morning only)
- Saturday (4 June) – King’s Park Hospital, Boscombe (8am-2pm); Ashley Heath Pharmacy, Ringwood; Boots Pharmacy, Bournemouth, and Castle Lane Pharmacy, Bournemouth
- Sunday (5 June) – King’s Park Hospital, Boscombe (8am-2pm), and Castle Lane Pharmacy, Bournemouth.
Full details of all the sites and opening times over the bank holiday period are available on the Dorset HealthCare vaccination service web page.
The King’s Park site will be offering walk-in jabs on Saturday and Sunday, and you can book a slot at any of the sites in advance on the NHS National Booking System or by calling 119.
All of Dorset’s 32 vaccination sites will be open as usual from Monday (6 June).