Covid vaccine walk in centre Bristol: vaccination clinics near me for spring booster jab - who is eligible?

Certain groups of people are now eligible for their fourth coronavirus jab.

The UK is stepping up its efforts to combat rising Covid-19 infections with the rollout of a fourth vaccination dose.

This is in reaction to a sizable increase in cases across the country - with a number of areas in and around Bristol showing above average levels.

Data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the number of Covid cases jumped by one million last week alone.

It increased from 3.3 million to 4.3 million, which equates to one in every 16 people is infected with the virus.

Experts have revealed that this is due to the prevalence of a more contagious variant - BA.2, also dubbed as ‘Stealth Omicron’, is now the dominant coronavirus variant in the UK.

In retaliation, the government is set to roll out a fourth dosage of the Covid-19 vaccine in the spring, helping to protect the most vulnerable people across the country.

Other countries in the world such as Israel have already doled out a fourth dose of the vaccine to its population, citing improved antibodies which ‘significantly increase protection against infections, symptoms and hospitalisations’.

Am I eligible for the fourth Covid vaccine?

Set out by the National Health Service (NHS), this is the criteria you must meet to be eligible for a fourth jab:

  • A fourth dose is available for anyone who has had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first two doses and who had their third at least three months ago
  • A spring booster of the COVID-19  vaccine will be made available to people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for elderly people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune syste

Covid booster jab walk in centres in Bristol

Around 5.5 million people in England aged over 75 or immunosuppressed will be eligible for a spring booster (Photo: Getty Images)

If you are preparing to book a fourth dose of the Covid vaccine and are in search of a walk in centre in Bristol, we have you covered.

As long as you are eligible for the booster and have not been offered an appointment via letter or booked one yourself, you might be able to receive your fourth dose by heading to a walk in centre in Bristol.

Though there is no guarantee that you will receive the vaccine dose by visiting a walk in centre, as they operate on a first come first serve basis.

You do not need to be registered with a GP in order to visit a walk in centre to receive a fourth vaccination.

The NHS advises those that manage to get a booster injection from a walk in centre but are still booked in for an appointment to cancel it in order to free up spaces for those who are in need of one.

Here is a full list of all drop-in centres across Bristol that you can visit to receive the fourth dose of the Covid vaccine:

  • Redcliffe Hill Pharmacy 

8 Waring House Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6TB

9 am to 6 pm (Monday to Friday), 9 am to 1 pm (Saturday)

Suitable for those 12-years-old and over

  • Bristol Rapid Testing Centre

17-18 Wellington Road, Bristol, BS2 9DA

10 am to 6 pm (Tuesdays only)

Suitable for those 12-years-old and over

  • Easton Christian Family Centre

Beaufort Street Easton, Bristol, BS5 0SQ

12 pm to 7 pm (Wednesdays only)

Suitable for those 12-years-old and over

  • The Greenway Centre

Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY

8 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday), 8 am to 6 pm (Sunday)

Suitable for those 12-years-old and over

  • Shaunaks Hanham

123-125 High Street, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 EQY

9 am to 5:30 pm (Wednesdays only)

Suitable for those 16-years-old and over

  • UWE Vaccination Centre

Frenchay Campus Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY

11:30 am to 6:30 pm (Monday to Thursday), 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Friday to Sunday)

Suitable for those 18-years-old and over

  • Chandag Road Pharmacy

47 Chandag Road, Keynsham, BS31 1PW

9 am to 1 pm (Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays)

Suitable for those 12-years-old and over

  • Bath Racecourse Walk In

Bath Racecourse Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU

11:15 am to 7:30 pm (Monday), 8 am to 7 pm (Thursday), 8 am to 8 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Suitable for those 12-years-old and over

If you are attending a walk in centre to have an additional dose for those with a severely weakened immune system, you will need to bring one of the following:

  • A letter from your GP or specialist inviting you for a fourth dose
  • A hospital letter that describes the condition or treatment that caused you to have a severely weakened immune system at the time of your first or second dose
  • A prescription or medication box with your name and the date showing when the medicine was prescribed

If you think you’re eligible for a fourth dose but you do not have a suitable letter, prescription or medicine box, you may still be able to get your vaccination at a walk-in site