Basingstoke residents wishing to get a Covid vaccine are able to walk-in to a number of clinics without an appointment from today.

Clinical staff at a number of surgeries across the town are offering walk-in appointments, whilst the town's mass vaccination centre wil be following suit.

It comes after Gillies Health Centre and Shakespeare Road Medical Centre trialled offering walk-in appointments last week.

From today (Tuesday), residents aged over 18 in Basingstoke who have not had a first dose will be able to walk in to the St Andrews Centre surgery in South Ham, formerly the Camrose practice, between 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

The clinic will then be repeated at Shakespeare Road Medical Centre in Popley on Thursday (July 15), and at Crown Heights and Bramblys Grange surgeries in the town centre on Friday (July 16).

All three clinics are open to any adult over 18 yet to have a first dose, and you do not need to be registered with a GP to attend.

North Hampshire GP Dr Natalie Smith said: “We have made amazing progress so far in reaching so many people, but we want to make sure that nobody is left behind.

"That is why we are running these Grab A Jab sessions – to make it as easy as possible for people to be vaccinated.

“Anyone can just turn up, and our teams will be there at the sessions, ready to help – I really would urge anyone who still hasn’t had their vaccination to come along and get their jab.”

Meanwhile, first doses are also available to anyone aged over 18 at the town's mass vaccination clinic, at Basingstoke fire station.

The clinic will be offering walk-in appointments between 8am and 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday.

Furthermore, if it has been at least eight weeks since your first dose, you will be able to receive your second dose.

The fire station will be offering Pfizer and Astra Zeneca jabs.

David Noyes, chief operating officer at Solent NHS Trust, which runs the fire station vaccine centre, said: “We are delighted to be reopening walk-in appointments at the large-scale vaccination centres, following the success of the original open access pilots earlier this year.

"Our walk-in service proved popular earlier in the year and we are looking forward to reoffering this opportunity for people to be able to get their life-saving vaccination whilst they go about their daily lives.”

Latest figures, which include the period to July 11, show that 84.3 per cent of over 18s in Basingstoke and Deane have received their first dose.

Meanwhile, 61.2 per cent have had a second dose.