As the number of people testing positive for Covid rises in Swanage and across Purbeck, the opportunity to receive a vaccination without booking an appointment, is being offered at Wareham Hospital.
From Monday 12th July 2021, there will be a series of clinics where people can just walk-in without an appointment and there’s even a late night session.
Walk-in clinic dates
The first clinic dates at Wareham Hospital will offer the Pfizer vaccine and are open to anyone over the age of 18.
At the end of the week, there’s an AstraZeneca vaccine session for anyone over 40, who may require a first or second dose. First and second doses have to be eight weeks apart.
Wareham Hospital clinics
Monday 12th July – 9 am to 1 pm and 1.30 pm to 5 pm
Thursday 15th July – 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm
Friday 16th July – 9 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm (Over 40s)
Bournemouth International Centre is also reopening for walk-in vaccination sessions.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine
Wednesday 14th July to Sunday 18th July – 8 am to 6 pm
Monday 19th July to Sunday 25th July – 8 am to 8 pm
Bournemouth International Centre
Covid cases increasing
The number of Covid cases is on the increase in Swanage and across Purbeck.
The number in hospital with Covid has also risen although the figures are comparatively low. On Friday 9th July 2021, there were 14 Covid-19 patients in hospital beds in Dorset, compared to nine patients in the last update on Friday 2nd July 2021.
Cases of Covid over seven days to 6th July 2021
- Swanage: 14 cases with a case rate of 142.6 per 100,000 people
- Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers (including Studland): 11 cases with a case rate of 219.7 per 100,000 people
- Wareham, Sandford and Holton Heath: 9 cases with a case rate of 102.4 per 100,000 people
- Bovington, Wool and Lulworth: 17 cases with a case rate of 191.7 per 100,000 people
The Square and Compass Pub in Worth Matravers had to temporarily close after a couple of staff tested positive for Covid
“Please share the details of these walk-ins”
Dr Karen Kirkham, who’s the clinical lead for Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and a Dorset GP said:
“We are making an appeal for everyone to accept the offer of this life-saving Covid-19 jab. Please do get your jab.
“We want to try to reach everyone, so if you know someone who hasn’t been called or who has now changed their mind and wants the vaccine, please share the details of these walk-ins with friends, family and work colleagues and spread the word.”
So far the NHS vaccination programme has jabbed over 38 million people across England – more than 85 percent of all adults. Of that number, 29 million people have had both doses.
Prime Minister’s news conference
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday 12th July 2021 is expected to confirm in an afternoon news conference, the government’s plan to lift almost all legal restrictions on social contact in England on Monday 19th July 2021.