Two walk-in vaccination centres have been announced for Falmouth next week.

After figures showed that Falmouth and Penryn had noticeably lower uptake than other areas, two walk-in vaccination centres have been announced.

The centres will be located at Falmouth Health Centre Outpatient Department and Falmouth Moor Piazza.

The centre at Falmouth Health Centre Outpatient Dept will run from Tuesday July 20 at 9am until 1pm and offer Pfizer first doses and Pfizer second doses for those who had had their first dose eight weeks ago.

The Falmouth Moor Piazza clinic will run from Friday July 23 from 10am until 5.30pm

Town Manager, Richard Gates, said: "You will have read in previous updates that the Town Team, along with other colleagues have been pushing for a local vaccine pop-up in Falmouth.

"I am pleased to confirm that a week today there will be a vaccine clinic/van on the Moor piazza.

"It is absolutely imperative that everyone gets the word out to ensure good take up.

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"All being well this will lead to more visits ensuring increased vaccinations."

Interactive maps published by the government show that while over 75 per cent of the population of Mylor Bridge and Frogpool have had their a second dose, Falmouth lags far behind with only around 49% having had their second dose.

Penryn is even lower at 48%.

Falmouth county and Cornwall councillor Jayne Kirkham highlighted the figures as the reason why there was still an urgent need for a walk-in vaccination centre in Falmouth.

"I have been playing around with the interactive maps to get more localised vaccination rates for Falmouth to see if we are lagging behind other local areas and so can justify a dedicated walk-in clinic and it turns out that we are.

"Our second doses are all under 50% compared with the surrounding areas who have closer to 75% second doses."