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Drop-in Sessions

Drop in sessions for Pfizer Vaccinations Only

Anyone over 18 can have their first vaccination by using our walk-in centres to get their jab.  No appointment needed.

The second dose can only be given to those who have waited a minimum of eight weeks from their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

**If you are aged 16/17**

Following the recent government announcement, the following vaccination centres will be vaccinating 16-17 year olds this week (they will receive one dose only):

Bedford Borough

  • Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7BJ
  • Kidman’s Surgical Chemist, 141-143 Castle Rd, Bedford, MK40 3RS
  • Janssens Pharmacy, 28 Ampthill Rd, Bedford MK42 9HG
  • Smarta Healthcare, 5 Stephenson Court, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WJ

Central Bedfordshire

  • Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford, SG17 5TQ
  • Watling House, High St N, Dunstable, LU6 1LF

Luton

  • Denbigh pharmacy, 60 Denbigh Road, Luton, Beds LU3 1NR
  • Farley Hill, Community Centre, Delphine Close, LU1 5RE
  • Redgrave Children and Young People’s Centre, 27 Redgrave Gardens, Luton LU3 3QN
  • Warden Hill Chemist Ltd, 170 Barton Road, Luton, Beds LU3 2BE

Milton Keynes

  • Rainbow Pharmacy, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB
  • Saxon Court, 502 Avebury Boulevard,  Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS

For opening times, please see below.

This group will be unable to book an appointment through the National Booking Service.  This group will only be given the Pfizer vaccination.

Pfizer walk-in clinics w/c 20 September 2021

Bedford Borough
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Bedford Heights,

Manton Lane

Bedford

MK41 7BJ

9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00
Smarta Healthcare

5 Stephenson Court

Fraser Road

Priory Business Park

Bedford

MK44 3WJ

12.00 – 18.00 14.00 – 18.00 12.00 – 18.00 14.00 – 18.00
Janssens Pharmacy

28 Ampthill Rd

Bedford

MK42 9HG

9.30 – 15.00 9.30 – 15.00 9.30 – 17.00 9.30 – 15.00 9.30 – 15.00 9.30 – 15.00
Kidman’s Surgical Chemist

141-143 Castle Rd

Bedford

MK40 3RS

9.30 – 12.45

 

14.00 – 17.30

9.30 – 12.45

 

14.00 – 17.30

9.30 – 12.45

 

14.00 – 17.30

9.30 – 12.45

 

14.00 – 17.30

9.30 – 12.45

 

14.00 – 17.30

9.30 – 12.45

 

14.00 – 16.30

Central Bedfordshire
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Watling House,

High St North

Dunstable

LU6 1LF

9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00
Luton
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Redgrave Centre,

27 Redgrave Gardens

Luton

LU3 3QN

9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00 9am – 15.00
Farley Hill

Community Centre

Delphine Close

Luton

LU1 5RE

9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00 9am – 17.00
Denbigh Pharmacy

60 Denbigh Rd

Luton

LU3 1NR

 

10.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 18.00

10.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 18.00

9.30 – 15.00 11.00 – 15.00
Calverton Pharmacy

62 Calverton Rd

Luton

LU3 2SZ

09:00 – 13:00 14:00 – 17.30 09:00 – 13:00 14:00 – 17.30
Acorn Pharmacy

138 Dallow Rd

Luton

LU1 1NE

9.00 – 13.00 9.00 – 13.00 9.00 – 13.00 9.00 – 13.00 9.00 – 13.00
Warden Hill Chemist

170 Barton Road

Warden Hill

Luton

LU3 2BE

9.30 – 18.00 9.30 – 18.00 9.30 – 18.00 9.30 – 13.30
Blenheim Pharmacy

9A Blenheim Crescent

Luton

LU3 1HA

    17.30 – 20.00 17.30 – 20.00
Halfway Pharmacy

731 Dunstable Road

Luton

LU4 0DU

11.00 – 15.00 10.30 – 15.00 09.30 – 16.30
Milton Keynes
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Saxon Court,

502 Avebury Boulevard

Milton Keynes

MK9 3HS

09.00 – 19.00 09.00 – 19.00 09.00 – 19.00 09.00 – 15.00 09.00 – 19.00 09.00 – 15.00 09.00 – 15.00
Rainbow Pharmacy

Michael Young Building

The Open University

Milton Keynes

MK7 6BB

 

 

9.00 – 13.00

 

14.30 – 18.00

9.00 – 13.00

AstraZeneca clinics w/c 20 September 2021

Appointment sessions for AstraZeneca

Please note: the first dose of AstraZeneca is for over 40s only.

The second dose can only be given to those who have waited a minimum of eight weeks (56 days) from their first dose of AstraZeneca.Appointments for  AstraZeneca

To maximise vaccination usage, we are offering appointments only for AstraZeneca vaccinations in the following locations:

  • The Village Pharmacy, 3- 7 Kingswood Way, Biddenham, Bedford MK40 4GH – 01234 351455
  • Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ – 07814 278591
  • Boots Pharmacy, 82-86 The Mall, Arndale Centre, Luton LU1 2BG – 01582 720592 (vaccination extension is number 2)
  • Rainbow Pharmacy, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6BB   – 01908 893240

Please phone the pharmacy location in advance to book your slot.  Do note that these sites will not offer walk-ins for AstraZeneca.  They must be booked before turning up.

Moderna walk-in clinics w/c 13 September 2021

Parking arrangements vary by site, please check with the venue site before travelling. Parking:

Drop in opening times are updated every Monday.

Timing between 1st and 2nd doses of the vaccine

Although the majority of protection comes from the first dose, having your second dose is still extremely important too as it will improve and prolong your immunity – so please don’t skip your second dose. But, you will need to wait 56 days between the first and second dose.

As set out by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) a period of 56 days (8 weeks) from the first dose must have passed before a second dose can be given.  We are therefore unable to administer doses before this period of time has elapsed.

The only exception to this rule is based on clinical vulnerability and must be supported by a letter from a medical professional, such as the consultant overseeing your care.

A longer period can take place between doses if it is not possible to attend at the 8 week timescale.

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination sessions available for people aged 18 and over

Anyone aged 18 and over can walk into a number of vaccination centres across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes this week without the need for an appointment – making it even easier to get protected against COVID-19. The vaccine you receive will be dependent on your age, see below for details.

For the first time in the area’s local vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are being offered at our large vaccination centres to make the most of available vaccine supplies. That’s why, for a limited period, people who have yet to book their vaccine can turn up at a number of sites in our region during opening hours to receive their first or second dose of  either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine.

Anyone who is 18 or over or eligible to be vaccinated for another reason should ideally bring their NHS number with them to their appointment.

Those people who already have a booked appointment at a vaccination centre, GP-led site or pharmacy should still attend their appointment as planned.

Dr Sarah Whiteman, Chair of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’ve given nearly 700,000 doses of vaccine across the area so far and we’re keen to make sure that no one gets left behind. We’re opening the doors at our large vaccine centres for walk-ins for a limited time, so you can just turn up and get your jab. If you haven’t got around to booking your vaccine appointment yet, this is the perfect opportunity to start to get protected.”

A list of venues and drop-in opening times are available below.

Further information about the vaccination programme across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes can be found on the CCG’s website: https://www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/