In the wake of Boris Johnson’s address to the nation launching his “Omicron emergency booster national mission”, vaccination centres in North Yorkshire are not currently offering walk-in booster sessions.

In a pre-recorded address to the nation on Sunday, the Prime Minister said Britain “must urgently reinforce our wall of vaccine protection” as he set a new deadline of jabbing everyone over 18 by the new year.

However, anyone in North Yorkshire eligible for a covid vaccination, be that a first, second, or third “booster” dose, must arrange a pre-booked appointment. 

The NHS website states: “Please note, because of high demand, all North Yorkshire booster appointments are, by and large, only available by pre-booking on the NHS website.”

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It added that if the capacity to vaccinate 'walk-ins' in North Yorkshire becomes available, they will post details on their website.

It also suggests, for anyone who would prefer to access a walk-in appointment and are prepared to travel further, to visit the NHS website to find the nearest vaccination centre with walk-in availability.

How to book a COVID-19 vaccination

You can use the NHS online booking service to “grab-a-jab” however, this service is currently facing extremely high demand and is now operating a queueing system.

The site states: “If you're unable to book now, please try again later today or tomorrow.”

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People aged 18 to 29 years old who are not already in a higher risk group cannot book a booster dose using this service yet and will have to wait until Wednesday, December 15 to do so.

:: Click here to book your vaccination via the NHS website