Covid-19 vaccination centres opening in Dacorum and Hertsmere
5 Jan 2021, 19:00
Article published: 12 August 2020
After almost 2,000 people were vaccinated at Watford’s ‘Super Sunday’ Pfizer clinic back in June at Vicarage Road Stadium, residents including the newly eligible aged 16 and overs, are being urged to ‘score’ themselves their first COVID-19 vaccine or get their second dose, as the town’s biggest ever ‘pop-up’ vaccination clinic returns later this month (Sunday 22 August).
For one day only, Vicarage Road stadium will once again be transformed into a vaccination centre, giving the Pfizer vaccination to anyone aged 16+. Running from 10am until 6pm on Sunday 22 August, available for walk-ins or booked appointments, the super-sized clinic is designed to support the town’s efforts to reduce infection rates and give people better protection by providing them with their first dose or second dose (for those who have received their 1st dose at least 8 weeks ago).
The Pfizer vaccine is around 75 to 80% effective at preventing death from COVID-19 after a single dose and 95 to 99% after two doses. Latest estimates from Public Health England suggest that the vaccination programme has prevented over 22 million infections and 60,000 deaths to date in England.
If you would prefer the certainty of a booked appointment, go to www.watford.gov.uk/supersunday or call 01923 278616 (open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm and closes at 3pm on Friday 20 August) and a member of staff will make a booking on your behalf. Alternatively, you can walk up on the day without an appointment, but please be prepared to queue to enter the stadium.
People who go along won’t need to provide ID and don’t need to be registered with a GP, nor be worried that their immigration details will be passed on.
Entry to the stadium will be from outside The Hornets shop and down Occupation Road. The stadium is fully wheelchair accessible and disabled parking is available. A managed queueing system will be in place to ensure social distancing is maintained and face masks must be worn at all times when inside the building (unless exempt).
If you can’t make the event or want to get vaccinated earlier, anyone can walk-in at the Watford Town Hall clinic, including 16-17 year olds. For more information including times, please visit covid.healthierfuture.org.uk.
Dr Asif Faizy, Board GP Watford and Three Rivers and Locality Chair said: “We saw the very best of Watford at the last clinic, with everyone in the community pulling together to help achieve so much and it was also really good to see so many people there from groups who have been under represented so far. Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones, so please come down to the stadium for your first dose or your top-up second dose of Pfizer.”
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “These two ‘Super Sunday’ clinics are part of the tremendous work being done by the council, NHS and partners to encourage people to come forward for one of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines. Increasing vaccination uptake within all communities in the town will ensure that no one is left behind. We hope this event will be just as successful as our first Super Sunday Clinic back in June, especially with 16 and overs now eligible. The best thing that any of us can do to stop Covid spreading is to get both doses of the vaccine.”
No parking is available at the club or on the surrounding streets. To avoid congestion, please consider using public transport or walking when visiting the vaccination centre. You can use the flexible minibus service, run by ArrivaClick, which is offering free trips for anyone using the service to get their vaccine. Simply add the promo code Vaccine1 or Vaccine2 to book your vaccination journey for free.
Beryl Bikes are also providing everyone with 20 min free and free unlock if you finish your Beryl journey at these bays around the stadium. For more information, please visit www.watford.gov.uk/supersunday.