People will be able to get their Covid booster in Falmouth at a one-day vaccine walk-in clinic later this month.

An additional walk-in centre will be set up on Tuesday, November 23 at Falmouth University's Woodlane Campus.

It will run from 10am until 3pm, offering second vaccines and also Covid boosters to anyone eligible.

Giving the update in his weekly email round-up, town centre manager Richard Gates said: "I know recently second vaccine availability in the local area has been very limited so please do take advantage of this.

"This is available for students and staff but also importantly all members of the public.

"It also includes the booster vaccine for all that are eligible. No need to book just turn up at the main entrance to the university campus on Woodlane.

"We are also working on more vaccine walk-ins over the coming weeks but these are to be confirmed at the moment."

People can now book their Covid-19 booster appointment five months (152 days) after their second dose, meaning they could receive their top up vaccine on the day they become eligible at six months (182 days).

The booster vaccination programme was recommended by the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) to boost the immunity in those who are most likely to become seriously unwell from Covid-19.

Iain Davidson, chief pharmacist at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT), who is helping to organise the roll-out of the vaccination programme across the county, said: “Our local teams across the county are working extremely hard to vaccinate our eligible population and this includes delivering essential boosters of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to those who had their second jabs over six months ago.

“It has been great to see the public come forward in such large numbers to get their booster jabs. They know how important vaccination is to keep themselves and their loved ones safe this winter.

"People may be able to access their booster jab via their GP in some areas or they can book appointments on the national booking system, which we always recommend where people want to be guaranteed of a slot.

"There are walk-in offers across the county, but there is potential for longer waits where demand is high. We ask people to be patient, be kind and be understanding with staff.”

Across Cornwall there are currently 18 sites you can book your booster appointment at on the national booking system, and some GP practices will be offering bookings to their patients through their local booking system.

On boosters, Iain added: “People become eligible for the booster jab at six months after their second dose but will receive a letter or text message at five months asking them to book this appointment in advance.

"I encourage those eligible to book an appointment to give them the peace of mind that their appointment is confirmed.

"The Cornwall booster programme will be using Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, in line with guidance from NHS England, irrespective of which vaccine you received for your first and second dose. AstraZeneca is available but reserved for those who are not able to have Pfizer or Moderna for medical reasons, such as allergy.”