More ways to get your Covid jab or get tested in Watford

A vaccination being given

There are many opportunities to still get vaccinated at walk-in vaccination centres across Watford for those who are eligible.

All adults over 40 are now eligible for the booster vaccine. If its been six months or more since the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccination you're ready for a booster.

The booster vaccine is  also available to people most at risk from COVID-19, including those living in residential care homes, frontline health and social care workers and older adults, as long as they had their second dose of the vaccine more than six months ago.

All walk-in sessions are on a first come, first served basis. Please check before travelling to make sure the session is going ahead.

You can also make a booking for your six-month booster through the national booking service. The online booking service is open a month before your booster is due, so you can book ahead if you want to get organised. You will only be able to actually have your jab 182 days (six months) after your second vaccination.

New booster vaccination sites are being added to the national booking system regularly, so please check back if there are none showing near you the first time you try to make a booking or check the walk-in availability.

Walk-in vaccine clinics for 12-15 year olds

Following a positive response from parents and carers, more 12-15 age group clinics have become available in Hertfordshire. 12-15 year olds can now get their dose of the Pfizer vaccine at these walk-in sites for 12-15 year olds.

Anyone aged 16 or 17 can get their dose of the Pfizer vaccine only at these walk-in sites for the 16+ age category.

Parents and their children can continue attending clinics after school or at weekends, but no longer need to book an appointment. However, you can still book through the national booking service or call 119.

People aged 18+ and pregnant women

People aged 18+ and pregnant women can get their first or second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines by checking the walk in availability. Second doses must be at least 8 weeks after the first vaccination and the same vaccine as your first dose.

Community Rapid Testing 

Even if you've been vaccinated, please continue to get tested regularly. Everyone can now get a free test twice a week.

Your local pharmacies now offer walk-in supervised lateral flow tests. This is for anyone over 16 and without symptoms. In particular this will help older communities who are less able to do the tests on themselves.

There are 2 ways to get tested:

  1. Visit a testing site where you do a self-swab test (with supervision)
  2. Use a home testing kit.

Under 16s are not eligible for community rapid testing.

Local Pharmacy Testing sites

You can now walk in to get a rapid test. No booking required.

Watford

  • Onestop Pharmacy, 98 Leavesden Road, WD24 5EH
  • Tudorken Pharmacy, 364 St Albans Road, WD24 6PQ

Three Rivers

  • Delite Chemist, 4 Moneyhill Parade, Rickmansworth, WD3 7BQ
  • Prestwick Pharmacy, 315 Prestwick Road, WD19 6UT
  • New Road Pharmacy, 188 New Rd, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth WD3 3HD
  • Parade Pharmacy, 18 Main Parade WD3 5RB

More local pharmacies will be added to this local list so please check back regularly.

Published: 19th November 2021