// People aged 18+ can turn up at NHS drop-in sites this weekend without an appointment to get their vaccination
// Shopping centres and supermarket carparks are among the hundreds of sites listed
// Drop-in centres are open for 1st doses but can also provide 2nd jabs depending on age and timeframe since the first one
Supermarket carparks and shopping centres will be among hundreds of sites to offer drop-in Covid-19 vaccinations without an appointment for any adult in England this weekend.
People aged 18 and over can simply turn up at the NHS drop-in sites, which also include sports grounds and stadiums, and theatres.
The NHS will publicise the sites locally so people can choose the best location for them, or they can be found at nhs.uk/grab-a-jab.
The drop-in centres are open for people having their first dose but can also provide second jabs for the over-40s who had their first at least eight weeks ago, or at least 12 weeks ago for the under-40s.
People who attend a walk-in clinic for their first dose will have their vaccination record updated online and will then be able to make an appointment for their second jab using the national booking system.
“With more than 63 million jabs already delivered by the NHS in England, we’re now in a race to the finish line,” NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said.
“It’s now easier than ever to get your life-saving jab, and the more of us who are vaccinated the safer and freer we all will be.
“So this weekend why not join millions of others and grab a jab to take advantage of this life-saving protection?”