A network of large vaccination centres across the country, which will be able to offer the vaccine to large numbers of people, is currently being set up.

The large vaccination centre at the Bournemouth International Centre is one of several places people can get their jab – if you already have an appointment through your GP at a local vaccination centre, or at a local hospital hub, please attend that appointment. This will prevent wasted appointments that the NHS cannot fill at short notice.

The large vaccination centres offer an important additional option for people who are eligible.

But we want to be clear that this is just another option. If you can’t travel or you would rather wait for an appointment closer to home, you can choose to do that, and your local GP-led service will be in touch soon to offer an alternative.