Harrogate covid vaccination centre set to close in March


Feb 18, 2022

Harrogate’s covid vaccination centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground is set to close next month.

The site, along with the vaccination centre at Ripon Races, is run by Yorkshire Health Network, a federation of the 17 GP practices in the Harrogate district.

The final jabs will be administered at Ripon Races tomorrow. The clinic will be open to people aged 12 and over and walk-ins will be accepted between 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-5pm.

The showground site will continue until March 12.

The site first opened in December 2020 to support the first vaccination rollout and administered 117,000 jabs in its first six months of operation.

It reopened in December 2021 as part of the covid booster campaign.

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Tim Yarrow, operations manager at Yorkshire Health Network, confirmed that the site would close on March 12. He said:

“After March 12 we will be offering a scaled back service on more of an ad-hoc basis, hopefully still at the showground.”

Vaccinations at the site will continue until March, with walk-in appointments available.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Health Network added:

“Vaccination clinics are due to be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre until at least the middle of March, 

“However, with some adults and vulnerable children likely to still require access to the covid vaccine, the Yorkshire Health Network is currently looking at future provision beyond this date, with arrangements to be confirmed soon. 

“If patients still require first, second or booster doses, they can book appointments via the NHS Booking Service online or call 119, or visit the NHS website to see local arrangements for walk-in clinic.”


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