Covid vaccination sessions for pregnant women & needle-phobic people

Posted 24 January 2022

Dedicated walk-in covid vaccination sessions for pregnant women and needle-phobic people

Pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic will be able to take advantage of dedicated walk-in covid vaccination sessions this week at Lincolnshire’s two Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Having given more than 468,000 booster vaccinations (as of 16th January) to Lincolnshire people, the county’s vaccination teams continue to offer first and second doses, and booster vaccinations, and are making a concerted effort to encourage pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic to get vaccinated.

“The point of the walk-in sessions being held for pregnant women at PRSA and at the Lincolnshire Showground, is to provide the opportunity for them to have a discussion with a midwife about the covid vaccination, and to provide a quiet environment should they want to get vaccinated,” explains Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

“Similarly, with the walk-in sessions for people who are needle-phobic, the purpose is to provide the opportunity to attend for vaccination during a quieter time at PRSA and at the Lincolnshire Showground, when there’s also less time pressure around the length of each appointment.

“We continue to offer everyone eligible the opportunity to get jabbed, but we’re aware that it’s not a straightforward decision for everyone to get vaccinated, particularly pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic.  This is why we’re putting these dedicated sessions on and why they have been deliberately scheduled for early morning until early afternoon at PRSA and the Lincolnshire Showground, when the centres are otherwise not operating currently.”

The sessions, which will be run on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary), will run as follows:

Pregnancy walk-in sessions

Lincolnshire Showground

26th January  10am-1pm

27th January  9am-1pm

PRSA

26th January 9am-1pm

Needle-phobic walk-in sessions

Lincolnshire Showground

25th January 9am-1pm

27th January 9am-1pm

PRSA

25th January 9am-1pm

27th January 9am-1pm

“If you are pregnant or needle-phobic, please take advantage of these sessions – they are for you.  Come along and talk to our teams who will answer any questions or concerns you may have and will give you as much time as you need to make your own decision,” adds Rebecca.

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