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Free NHS Covid Vaccine

The parking for the pharmacy is at the rear of the building where Medivet are and is FREE. There are 8 parking bays including one disabled parking bay. If this is full then there is FREE parking in the community car park on Anglia Way where Sainsbury is and then there is more FREE parking at the roundabout of Kingswood way as you enter Kingswood way, all ate 2mins walk to the pharmacy. Those with DISABLED badges they can park on the single yellow line on the side of the pharmacy.

Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

Meiklejohn Pharmacy is pleased to be offering covid 19 vaccines in Bedford

Book private covid vaccine

In order to book a private covid vaccine, please click the booking button below.

NHS covid vaccination service

We offer NHS covid vaccination service, please click the button below to book an appointment.

What is covid-19 or coronavirus?

Covid-19 is caused by a new coronavirus, known as sars-cov-2. It was first identified in late 2019. it is very infectious and can lead to severe respiratory disease. Many people who are infected may not have any symptoms or only have mild symptoms. These commonly start with cough, fever, headache and loss of taste or smell. Some people will feel very tired, have aching muscles, sore throat, diarrhoea and vomiting, fever and confusion. a small number of people then go on to have severe disease which may require hospitalisation or admission to intensive care. Overall fewer than 1 in 100 people who are infected will die from covid-19, but in those over 75 years of age this rises to 1 in 10. There is no cure for covid-19 although some newly tested treatments do help to reduce the risk of complications.

About the types of vaccine

In the uk, there are two types of covid-19 vaccine to be used once they are approved. They both require two doses to provide the best protection.

Covid-19 vaccination

Who should have the covid-19 vaccines? The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (jcvi), an independent expert group, has recommended that the nhs offers these vaccines first to those at the highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection. This includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and those with certain clinical conditions. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
Please note face coverings must be worn at all times inside the venue.