Published on: 15th December 2021

COVID-19 vaccination programme update - Sunday 12 December 2021

Following the Prime Minister's announcement (12 December 2021) that everyone over 18 will have received a COVID-19 booster by 31 December, we would like to reassure you we will have sufficient vaccines to achieve this new target across Hampshire and Isle of Wight and ensure everyone eligible is as protected as possible.

Teams are working incredibly hard to stand up as much additional capacity as possible across our communities. More availability is coming and we will update you as soon as possible.

Meanwhile mass vaccination centres at Oakley Road, Southampton, St James's Hospital, Portsmouth & Riverside, Isle of Wight, are open for appointments. 

Your GP will contact you when it is your turn to receive the jab and we will share details on other ways to access appointments across our communities as soon as possible. Thank you.

How to access the COVID-19 vaccine

We are working to provide more capacity in addition to booked appointments safely as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, more information on how to access the vaccine in Hampshire and Isle of Wight is available below.

  • Via a local GP service: GP practices are working together across the county to vaccinate as many people as possible. Residents may be contacted by a different surgery to the one they usually go to. These sites are delivering booster doses and third doses for people who are immunosuppressed.
  • At a vaccination centre: In our area we have centres at St James's Hospital in Portsmouth, Riverside on the Isle of Wight and Oakley Road in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Eligible people should receive a letter advising them of this route to book an appointment.  These sites are offering appointments and walk-ins for anyone aged 12 and over. Appointments are added to the National Booking Service (NBS) daily. Alternatively call the National Booking Service on 119 (open between 7am and 11pm daily. You can also call the hampshire-wide (including the Isle of Wight) Helpline on 0300 561 0018 to find your nearest walk-in or pop up clinic.
  • Some local pharmacies: NHS England and Improvement has arranged for some pharmacies in Hampshire and Isle of Wight to provide the booster vaccination on an appointment basis. People can book an appointment at a pharmacy via the National Booking System online or by calling 119.

For more information on local sites please click here.

Current walk-in sessions:

Southampton Oakley Road Vaccination Centre, Oakley Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4GX

PLEASE NOTE: Oakley Road is running the following service:

Walk-in clinic for people aged 12 and over for their first, second or booster  vaccination at the following times:

  • Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 8pm
  • Sunday: 8am - 8pm

People aged 12-15 will need to attend a vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent. Children can get a 1st dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 12.
 

St James' Hospital Portsmouth (Hamble House, St James’ Hospital, Nelson Drive, off Edenbridge Road, Southsea, PO4 8LD)

PLEASE NOTE: St James' Hospital is running the following service:

Walk-in clinic for people aged 12 and over for their first, second or booster  vaccination at the following times:

  • Monday: 8am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 8pm
  • Sunday: 8am - 8pm

People aged 12-15 will need to attend a vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent. Children can get a 1st dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 12.
 

Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR

PLEASE NOTE: Riversidel is running the following service:

Walk-in clinic for people aged 12 and over for their first, second or booster  vaccination at the following times:

  • Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
  • Friday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 8pm

People aged 12-15 will need to attend a vaccination centre with their parent or guardian, who will be asked to give their consent. Children can get a 1st dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 12.