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. These sites are not currently offering walk-ins for boosters, but you can walk in for first and second doses.

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 for booster doses and first doses for children aged 12 – 17. These sites are also offering walk-in options for first and second doses. More appointments Hampshire and Isle of Wight are being added to the National Booking Service (NBS) daily. We know that additional appointment slots are booked up very quickly, therefore we would advise people to check regularly for any updates here. Alternatively call the National Booking Service on 119 (open between 7am and 11pm daily. We will provide further updates as soon as possible. 
  • 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

Every day

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 16 and over who require a first, or second dose only at the following times:

  • Monday: 8am - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 8pm
  • Friday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 8pm
  • Sunday: 8am - 8pm

Appointment only sessions for COVID-19 boosters - you can book online here. 

Appointment only sessions for 12-15 year olds first doses - you can book online here.

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 16 and over who require first and second doses only at the following times:

  • Monday: 8am – 7.30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am – 2.30pm
  • Thursday: 8pm – 7.30pm
  • Friday: 8pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 7.30pm
  • Sunday: 8am – 2.30pm

Over the Christmas period the opening hours are as follows:

  • 24th Dec 8am - 12:00pm
  • 25th-28th Dec closed
  • 29th-31st Dec 8am -12:00pm
  • 1st and 2nd Jan closed
  • 3rd Jan 8am -12:00pm

Appointment only sessions for COVID-19 boosters - you can book online here.

Appointment only sessions for 12-15 year olds first doses - you can book online here.

Jameson House, Chineham Court, Lutyens Cl, Lychpit, Basingstoke RG24 8AG.

Open 8am to 6.30pm daily. Open to anyone aged 40 years or over who requires a first dose or a second dose of AstraZeneca or anyone aged 16 or over who requires a first dose of Pfizer, or second dose if eight weeks have passed since the first.

Riverside Vaccination Centre, Isle of Wight

  • Wednesday December 15, AstraZeneca first and second dose, 8am to 12.15pm
  • Friday December 17, Pfizer first and second dose, 2pm to 5pm

Appointment only sessions for COVID-19 boosters - you can book online here.

Appointment only sessions for 12-15 year olds first doses - you can book online here.

Westridge Centre, Isle of Wight

  • Wednesday 15th December, 8.30am to 6pm - walk-ins all doses including boosters
  • Thursday 16th December, 8.30am to 6pm – first and second doses only
  • Friday 17th December, 8.30am to 6pm – first and second doses only
  • Saturday 18th December, 9am to 3pm -  walk ins, all doses including boosters
  • Monday 20th December, 12pm  to 8pm - walk-ins all doses included boosters
  • Tuesday 21st December, 8.30pm to 6pm - first and second doses only
  • Wednesday 22nd December, 8.30am  to 6pm -  first and second doses only
  • Thursday 23rd December, 8.30am to 6pm - walk-ins all doses including boosters