More than 50 people today attended the Covid vaccination walk-in centre which has reopened in Witney.

Among them was the leader of West Oxfordshire District Council, Michele Mead.

She said: “It’s important for residents to remember to get their Covid vaccination when they are eligible. With Covid cases on the rise nationally we need to remember that this simple jab will save people’s lives.

“The walk-in centre means it’s quick and convenient to get vaccinated - protecting the West Oxfordshire community, our NHS and the people you love.”

The centre, located at 3 Welch Way is open to both over and under 18s at different times through to Sunday 5 December.

Opening times will be from 9.30am until 7pm daily.

The centre will operate as follows:

Monday- Thursday: Over 40 boosters only.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Under 18 first and second doses, plus over 18s first/second doses and boosters.

No appointment is necessary. People may be asked to show proof of age.

The drop-centre is a partnership between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and West Oxfordshire District Council.

More information on the eligibility criteria for boosters can be found online.