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COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine eligibility and walk-in sites

We receive the details from NHS BLMK CCG about new walk-in dates and venues each Monday. We'll update this page as soon as we have the latest information.

12 to 15 year olds will be receiving information and parental consent sheets over the coming weeks. The vaccine sessions will be delivered through the SIAS teams in schools. Additional sessions are being planned for those 12 to 15 year olds who do not attend mainstream school.

16 and 17 year olds are now eligible to receive one dose of the Pfizer vaccination only. They are unable to book an appointment through the National Booking Service, but can walk-in at the vaccination sites in Luton, no appointment needed. More information is on the BLMK CCG website.

Teenagers within three months of their 18th birthday are being offered the jab to protect people leaving school before they start work or university. This group can book via the National Booking System or calling 119 or simply walk to a drop-in vaccination site.

Can’t get to the vaccine sites? Then try our new free vaxi taxi service, find out more about how to book.

Booster programme

It's planned that the booster programme will start from this week, 20 September 2021 (depending on supply and clinical guidance). See booster FAQs here.

Those eligible will be called forward by their GP. or you can book via the booking line. More information on eligibility on the NHS CCG website.

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Criteria

  • If you’re aged 16 or over and a Luton resident, you can walk in for your Covid-19 vaccination.
  • No appointment or ID is needed, other than proof that you do live in Luton.
  • It can be your first dose, or a second dose if it has been at least eight weeks since your first vaccination.
  • It would be helpful if you can provide your NHS number if you have it, but this is not essential. Also, if it’s your second vaccine bringing your vaccination card with you will speed up the process.
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Redgrave Children and Young People’s Centre

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 27 Redgrave Gardens, Luton, LU3 3QN

  • Dates: 18 to 24 October
  • Time: 9am to 3pm

Farley Community Centre

Pfizer walk ins

Address: Delphine Close, Luton, LU1 5RE

  • Dates: 18 to 21 October
  • Time: 9am to 3pm

Calverton Pharmacy

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 62 Calverton Rd, Limbury, Luton, LU3 2SZ

  • Dates: 20 to 21 October
  • Time: 9am to 1pm and 2 to 5.30pm

Harris Chemist

Pfizer walk ins

Address:165A, 165B Dunstable Road, Luton, LU1 1BW

  • Dates: 18 to 22 October
  • Time: 9.30am to 2pm
  • Dates: 23 October
  • Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Acorn Pharmacy - Dunstable Road

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 213-217 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8BN

  • Dates: 18 to 22 October
  • Time: 9.30am to 1pm and 2 to 6.30pm
  • Dates: 23 October
  • Time: 9.30am to 1pm and 2 to 4.30pm

Warden Hill Chemist

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 170 Barton Road, Luton, LU3 2BE

  • Dates: 18 to 21 October
  • Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Dates: 23 October
  • Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Blenheim Pharmacy

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 9A Blenheim Crescent, Luton, LU3 1HA

  • Dates: 20 October
  • Time: 5.30 to 8pm
  • Dates: 22 October
  • Time: 5.30 to 8pm

Denbigh Pharmacy

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 60 Denbigh Road, Luton LU3 1NR

  • Dates: 18 to 22 October
  • Time: 10am to 12.30pm and 2 to 6pm
  • Dates: 23 October
  • Time: 10am to 3pm
  • Dates: 24 October
  • Time: 11am to 3pm

Acorn Pharmacy - Dallow Road

Pfizer walk ins

Address: Dallow Road, Luton, LU1 1NE

  • Dates: 18 to 22 October
  • Time: 9am to 5.30pm
  • Dates: 23 October
  • Time: 9.30 to 11.30am

Makan's Pharmacy

Pfizer walk ins

Address: 453 Dunstable Road, Maidenhall, Luton LU4 8DE

  • Dates: 19 to 20 October
  • Time: 10am to 12.30pm and 3 to 5.30pm

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The coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against coronavirus.

The Covid-19 vaccination will reduce the chance of you suffering from the disease. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine.

Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective – some people may still get Covid-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

For more information, please see

Have you have booked your COVID-19 vaccination or plan on attending one of Luton's vaccination walk-up sites but find the cost of the travel a barrier to attending the appointment?

We recognise that the cost of travel can be a barrier to getting vaccinated. In an effort to improve vaccination uptake among the residents of Luton it now possible to book a FREE taxi to and/or from your vaccination appointment or walk-in site.

Below are a list of Covid-secure vehicles which can seat up to five people allowing you and your household to go safely to any of the vaccination clinics in Luton.

Introduction to Vaxi Taxi

Watch the videos below for an introduction to our Vaxi Taxi scheme.

Introducing Vaxi Taxis

Councillor Khtija Malik, portfolio holder for Public Health talking about Vaxi Taxis

Councillor Javed Hussain talking about Vaxi Taxis

How does it work?

Step 1: Book your vaccination appointment or decide which walk-in site you would like to attend.

Step 2: Contact any of the registered Hackney Cabs from the list below. Let them know that you would like to book a taxi to attend your vaccination appointment or walk-in site. Let them know where you are being picked up and dropped off (pick up or drop off location must be your selected vaccination site) and the time you would like to be picked up.

Step 3: You will not be asked to pay anything as long as you are going to and/or from the vaccination sites and from and/or to a residential home in Luton.

Step 4: Join the community in protecting yourself and others from Coronavirus by getting vaccinated!

Choose from the list of registered Vaxi Taxis below:

  • Mr A Rauf, 07944105288
  • Mr M Rana, 07868704911
  • Mr M A Raja, 07961736983
  • Mr Mu Naeem, 07412680323
  • Mr Mo Naeem, 07915698012
  • Mr K Aftab, 07973659771
  • A to B Group, 01582 733333
  • Mr M I Khan, 07908427621
  • Mr Wa Mohyuddin, 07877322205

List updated 20 September 2021.


Download the vaxi taxi poster

For information on current vaccine eligibility and to book your NHS COVID-19 vaccination please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines - NHS (www.nhs.uk).

The vaccines have been shown to be effective and no safety concerns were seen in studies of more than 20,000 people.

Vaccines go through several stages of lab tests and clinical trials before they can be approved for use.

Regulators review the results of these trials to check whether a vaccine meets the required levels of safety and effectiveness before they can be rollout out.

See independent monitoring data confirms safety of Covid-19 vaccines.

You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you're aged 18 or over and you're:

  • you're pregnant or think you might be
  • breastfeeding
  • trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future

Read more: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination (NHS)

Videos

More guidance

We recently hosted a COVID-19 vaccine webinar in partnership with the NHS to answer any questions or doubts about the Covid-19 vaccine.

You can now watch a recording of the COVID-19 vaccine webinar.

One of the panellists Dr David Palmer, Professor of Immunology in Comparative Biomedical Sciences co-authored a vaccine fact sheet (which you can download) and has suggested some useful films about the vaccine.

The government has issued a response regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The UK regulator confirms that people should continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca, following suspensions by some countries of the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca over suspected blood clots, the MHRA confirms that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 far outweigh the risks.

People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and offer the best protection from becoming seriously ill.

The NHS are responsible for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and will be in touch with you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.

More information about the vaccine rollout can be found on the NHS BLMK CCG website.

Frontline care workers who have not yet received a Covid-19 vaccination can book an appointment through the NHS national booking service or by calling 119.

The roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine for frontline social care workers is being led by our partners in the NHS. For more information see the BLMK CCG website FAQ page.

NHS vaccine testing image  

Covid-19 vaccines will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine.

There's a lot of dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Please get your information from official sources. We’ve added a list of resources and further information in the next pane.

Messages from NHS London - doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards. These video messages are in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English.

Messages from NHS London - doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards. These video messages are in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English.

General

More video FAQs

Vaccine science

Fertility

Occupational health

Others

Health and social care workers

Minority groups

Black and Black British

Muslim

Christianity

Sikhism

Other languages

BSL video

Easy-read resources

Local leaders and residents share their experience of having the vaccine:

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