More than 60% of eligible people in Gloucestershire have taken up the offer of a COVID vaccination during this phase of the programme, with 3 weeks left to come forward.

In line with expert advice, the NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccines to people who are at increased risk of serious illness from the virus – including those aged 75 and over (by 30 June 2024), residents of care homes for older adults, and those aged 6 months and over with a weakened immune system.

Local vaccination teams have arranged a series of drop-in clinics for those eligible to pop in for their jab with no appointment needed:

Location Date Eligibility Criteria
Cirencester Live Stock Market
Cotswolds Agricultural Centre
Driffield Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 5QA (Information Bus)
CANCELLED N/A
Fairford Community Centre
High Street
Fairford
10am-12pm
Wednesday 12 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed
Big Health Day
Oxstalls Sports Park
Tewkesbury Road
Gloucester
GL2 9DW
9.30am-2.30pm
Friday 14 June
 
Family Fun Day
GL11 Community Hub
Fairmead
Cam
11am-2pm
Saturday 15 June
The team will also be offering vaccine information for children and young people, as well as basic health checks.
Rosebank surgery
153a Stroud Road
Gloucester
10am-2pm
Saturday 15 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed
Redwood Education Centre
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
(See map here
Grey building at top right of map above women’s centre and tower block).
10am-4pm
Saturday 15 June
Children aged 5-18 who are immunosuppressed.
GL17 Community Hub
Mitcheldean Library
High Street
10am-2pm
Tuesday 18 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed
The Westwoods Centre
Bassett Road
Northleach
GL54 3QJ
(Information Bus in car park outside the centre)
10am-3pm
Thursday 20 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed
Keepers Community Hub
Symn Lane
Wotton under Edge
GL12 7BD
9.30am-12pm
Thursday 27 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed
Tetbury Tesco
Priory Rd Industrial Estate
GL8 8HZ
(Information Bus)
10am-3pm
Thursday 27 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed
Co-op
Bourton on the Water
GL54 2EP
(Information Bus in car park next to the Co-op)
10am-3pm
Friday 28 June
Anyone aged 75+
Adults aged 18-75 who are immunosuppressed

If an appointment is more convenient, eligible people can do so via:

  • the NHS National Booking Service (nhs.uk/covidvaccination / call 119)
  • on the NHS App
  • your local GP practice if they are offering the vaccination (eligible people will have received an invitation).

Parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years who are immunosuppressed who want them vaccinated should contact ghn-tr.c19vaxbookings@nhs.net by Tuesday 11 June to arrange an appointment before the final clinic for this age group takes place at Battledown Childrens Outpatients Cheltenham General Hospital on Wednesday 12 June.

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram (Raghu), Chief Medical Officer, NHS Gloucestershire, said:

“Protection against COVID-19, either from catching the virus or from a previous vaccination, can fade over time and the virus can change so if you are at higher risk of severe illness it is important that you top up your protection.

For some, particularly older people and those with a weakened immune system, COVID-19 can still be very dangerous and even life-threatening. If you or your child are entitled to a spring top up vaccination, I strongly encourage you to take up the offer. It’s quick and easy to recharge your immunity and will give you the protection you need for the months ahead.”

For more information about the vaccination in Gloucestershire, visit the seasonal vaccination page.

People who have a weakened immune system (are immunosuppressed)

You may have a weakened immune system due to a health condition, treatment or medicine, including if you:

  • have ever had a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
  • have had an organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant
  • have HIV (at any stage)
  • have a genetic disorder affecting your immune system
  • have certain medical treatments, such as steroid medicine (depending on your dose), certain antibody therapies, chemotherapy or radiotherapy (including those whose treatment ended up to 6 months ago)
  • take certain medicines that increase your risk of infection, such as azathioprine, dexamethasone, prednisolone, ciclosporin or mycophenolate (depending on your dose)
  • take long-term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma and psoriasis

If you are unsure, please speak to your pharmacist, GP practice or specialist for advice.