Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine centres to close because of heatwave


Covid-19 vaccine centres in Oxford will close as the heatwave intensifies.

Today, the Met Office upgraded their weather warning for Oxfordshire to a red, ‘danger to life’ warning for next Monday (July 18) and Tuesday (July 19).

Record breaking temperatures are predicted some places expected to experiences 40°C weather.

READ MORE: Met Office upgrades ‘extreme heat’ warning to ‘danger to life’

Due to the forecast, all Oxford Health COVID-19 vaccination centres in Aylesbury, Oxford and Reading will be closed.

Anyone with an appointment affected by the closures will receive communication shortly inviting them to rebook.

Joanna Crawley, senior clinical lead for COVID-19 vaccination, said: “In the interests of safety for all those who would have been coming for a vaccination or to work the centres will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

“We apologise to anyone who will be inconvenienced by the closures and know that people understand the reasons. Anyone who has an appointment affected by the closure will be contacted.

“You can check the status of your appointment via the National Booking Service and also rebook appointments if required. You can also email nhscovidvaccine@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk with your NHS number or appointment reference number to query your booking or to rebook.”

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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