Walk-in Covid vaccination 7-day trial starting tomorrow on the Isle of Wight – if you’re 64 or over

A new walk-in Covid vaccination service starts a seven day trial tomorrow on the Isle of Wight – for anyone aged 64 or over

The Covid19 vaccine by DK Photography Isle of Wight

Large-scale vaccination centres across Hampshire and Isle of Wight to trial walk-in appointments from tomorrow

From tomorrow (Wednesday 24th February 2021), for a trial period of seven days, eligible people will be able to walk-in for their Covid-19 vaccination at four large-scale vaccination centres across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Walk-in appointments will be offered seven days a week, between 12.30pm and 3.30pm, at the Solent NHS Trust run centre the Riverside Centre in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

The walk-in service is being offered to people in line with recommendations from the JCVI:

  • people age 64 and over
  • people who have received a letter from the government saying they are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • adults in receipt of Carer’s Allowance

How to use
To use the walk-in vaccine service, people will need to arrive at one of the four large-scale centres between 12.30pm and 3.30pm and bring proof of eligibility (e.g. a shielding letter from the government, photo identification including date of birth, or Department of Work and Pensions letter for eligible carers, specifying in receipt of Carer’s Allowance). There may be a short wait for people to receive their vaccine.

Noyes: Our way out of this pandemic
David Noyes, Chief Operating Officer at Solent NHS Trust, said,

“We know that the vaccination programme is our way out of this pandemic. Opening the walk-in appointments at the four large-scale vaccination centres for this group of people will help us to vaccinate even more people with the highest need quicker.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this service for a trial period.”

David  continued,

“Eligible people can now choose to either walk-in, or pre-book appointments by visiting the NHS Website, where they can choose a time slot and location that suits them, or they can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.”

People who are carers known to their local authority, or a local care organisation, but not in receipt of carers allowance, can be assured that they will also receive a vaccination.

Local authorities will be contacting these individuals to arrange a vaccine appointment for them, please bear with them as they work through this process, they will be in contact as soon as possible.

Whilst visiting the centres, people are asked to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives -following the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance.

News shared by Solent NHS Trust, in their own words. Ed

Image: © DK Photography Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 7:41pm


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4 Comments on "Walk-in Covid vaccination 7-day trial starting tomorrow on the Isle of Wight – if you’re 64 or over"

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Is this just first vaccines?


Foiled again!!
I’m not 64 ’till the 23rd of March-yes that 23rd!

Angela Hewitt
Most probably. Some people have received letters that enabled them to book first and second vaccine dates. Most of those phoned via their surgery have not been immediately offered a second date and have been told to wait for second call. The wording in this article/press release is odd “Walk in Appointments”. Appointment usually means you have been booked in. The wording would have been better if… Read more »

Sadly, not for me. I am over 64 by a few years and I’ve have had the letter & the call from my GP but really, really can’t do needles. I will just have to wait for the nasal spray version to be approved.