Mass Covid vaccination centre moves to a different part of Aylesbury

Those expecting to have their second doses administered at the old base will still be jabbed on the same schedule at the new centre.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 3:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:20 pm

Large-scale COVID vaccinations will be moved from Bucks New University to the indoor bowls centre at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Guttmann Road.

Previously, Bucks New University (BNU) campus, had hosted the most vaccinations in the county, 22,000 first dose vaccinations have taken place there.

Those who were scheduled to receive their second doses at the BNU site are being notified to attend the bowls centre instead on their original date and time.

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Nicola Leavesley, the Deputy Covid operations director for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs two other large scale vaccination centres, said: “If you have not yet been contacted by phone or email, please do not worry.

“Our team is automatically switching your appointment to the new venue and notifying people where we have contact details, so please come to the bowls centre on your original date and time. We are expecting you and there is no need to rebook or call 119.”

The full address for the new venue is: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP. The NHS is providing marshalls to direct you to the parking area which is separate to other bays for the use of people using the sports facilities.

First dose appointments for those over the age of 45, frontline health workers and other eligible groups – including the clinically vulnerable and carers – will be available at the bowls centre site over the next two weeks.

You can use the NHS website here to check if you can have the vaccine. If eligible you can follow the links to the national booking system to make your appointment at either the vaccine centre – identified as the Guttmann centre – or a pharmacy. You can also make a booking by calling 119.