COVID-19 Vaccination Centres launch across Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Another covid-19 vaccination site is due to go live on the Isle of Wight later this month.

The Riverside Centre, in Newport, will join St James Hospital, in Portsmouth, and Basingstoke Fire Station, as three vaccination centres going live in January.

The centres will mean that even more people will be able to get vaccinated from across the area. The sites join the network of local vaccination centres hospital hubs and vaccination centre that are already in operation in the region.

Initially, vaccinations will be offered to people in line with recommendations from the independent JCVI. The NHS will contact people when it is their turn. People will need an appointment to get their vaccine; most people will be invited by letter from their GP practice or the national programme. 

Dr Dan Baylis, Chief Medical Officer at Solent NHS Trust, who is running the vaccination centres, said: "We are proud that Solent NHS Trust has been asked to support the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

“Coronavirus has been the single biggest public health emergency in NHS history, and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who was involved in setting up the vaccination centres across the county and on the island.

“This continues to be such a challenging time for NHS colleagues, and it is testament to the hard work of everyone across the NHS that we are able to deliver this at the same time as continuing to be there for everyone who needs care.”

The Riverside Centre will join four other PCN-led vaccine sites on the island - The Westridge Centre, in Ryde, The Bay Medical Practice, in Shanklin, West Wight Sport and Community Centre, in Freshwater and Carisbrooke Health Centre in Newport.

And as announced yesterday, NHS and social care staff on the Island have started to receive their coronavirus vaccine as IOW NHS Trust launched its COVID-19 vaccination hub at St Mary's Hospital.

Alison Smith, managing director of NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The opening of an additional vaccination centre on the island is great news for our residents as this will greatly increase our capacity to vaccine people.

“Setting up the covid vaccination programme has been an enormous undertaking and the way that we have pulled together to make this happen has been fantastic.

“I absolutely need to pay tribute to all colleagues and volunteers. They have been phenomenal in pulling together and setting our clinics up with such speed and efficiency. I want to say a big thank you to them for all their hard work and share how proud I am of my colleagues for their incredible efforts.

“As we accelerate our vaccination programme, we remain focused on delivering to our over 80 year olds, care homes and those working for health and care.

“We still have covid-19 circulating in our communities and so we need to do all we can to keep ourselves and each other safe.

“I remind everyone to continue to wash their hands for 20 seconds regularly, to wear a face covering when required and to maintain social distancing of two metres.”

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Notes to editors

The sites across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are:

Area

Site

Site type

Isle of Wight

St Mary's Hospital

Hospital Hub

The Riverside Centre

(due to go live shortly)

Vaccination Centre

The Newport Medical Centre (Carisbrooke site)

Local Vaccine Service

West Wight Sport and Community Centre

Westridge Centre, Ryde

The Bay Medical Practice, Shanklin

North and Mid Hampshire

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester

Hospital Hub

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Andover War Memorial Hospital

(due to go live shortly)

Basingstoke Fire Station

(due to go live shortly)

Vaccination Centre

Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke – covering all North Hampshire PCNs

Local Vaccine Service

The Lights, Andover

Winchester Holiday Inn

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Hospital Hub

St James Hospital, Portsmouth

(due to go live shortly)

Vaccination Centre

Solent View Medical Practice, Gosport

Local Vaccine Service

Portchester Practice

Festival Hall, Petersfield

Brune Medical Centre, Gosport

Brook Lane Surgery, Fareham

Fareham Community Hospital

Waterlooville Health Centre

Forest Surgery, Bordon

Hayling Island Health Centre

Emsworth Baptist Church

Eastney Health Centre, Portsmouth

Cosham Health Centre, Portsmouth

Kingston Crescent Surgery, Portsmouth

Lake Road Health Centre, Portsmouth

Southsea Medical Centre, Portsmouth
(due to go live shortly)

Southampton and South West Hampshire

Southampton General Hospital

Hospital Hub

Oakley Road, Southampton

(currently focussing on health and social care staff)

Vaccination Centre

Adelaide Health Centre, Southampton

Local Vaccine Service

Royal South Hants Hospital

Ladies Walk Surgery, Southampton

Chessel Avenue Surgery, Southampton

St Peters Surgery, Southampton

Totton Football Club

Applemore Leisure Centre, Hythe

Park Surgery, Chandlers Ford

New Milton Health Centre

Bursledon Surgery

Colden Common Surgery

Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester

Milford on Sea War Memorial Hospital

Fordingbridge Hospital

Crosfield Hall, Romsey

University Health Centre, Southampton

(due to go live shortly)

Eastleigh Health Centre

(due to go live shortly)