North Hampshire vaccination site to move to Festival Place

The vaccination centre supporting the north of Hampshire which is currently located in Jameson House, Chineham is soon to be moving to Festival Place, Basingstoke’s shopping centre.

From Monday 6 June, COVID-19 vaccinations will be carried out at the new Health Hub on the ground floor in Festival Place. People wishing to book an appointment are able to do so in the same way using the national booking system.

Hampshire GP and Clinical Director at the Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Tim Cooper said: “Jameson House has been running successfully as a vaccination centre throughout the pandemic, however we feel that moving the service to Festival Place will provide a great opportunity for us to get involved in the local community and make getting a vaccination more convenient for the people living in north Hampshire.

“I would also like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us with the vaccination programme over the last 2 years. It would not have been possible without you.”

Everyone over the age of five is now eligible to receive a COVID vaccination. People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

Neil Churchill, Centre Director at Festival Place, said: “We take great pride in supporting our Basingstoke community and know how important it is for people to get easy access to health services. We are delighted to be able to help and provide an accessible space here at Festival Place.”

Anyone eligible who has not yet taken up the offer of a first, second or booster dose is strongly encouraged to do so without delay to ensure they are as protected as possible from the virus. The offer of a COVID-19 jab is not time-limited so anyone invited can have the vaccine – even if they have previously declined and changed their mind.

To cancel or move a COVID-19 vaccine appointment booked through National Booking Service, please visit the website or call 119 (open between 7am and 11pm daily).

If you need to cancel or move an appointment booked via a pharmacy or your GP practice, please contact them directly.

You can also contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline on 0300 561 0018 (Open between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm at weekends).