Everything you need to know about York’s national NHS Vaccination Centre

17 Jan 2021 @ 2.45 pm
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York has been chosen to open one of the national NHS Vaccination Centres.

It means the existing Askham Bar site will be opened up to people who live within a 45-minute radius of York.

This centre has been giving Covid-19 vaccinations to people in York itself since before Christmas.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening at the centre.


Japkirat Sond, dentist vaccinator

What’s new?

The Vaccination Centre will be based at the existing site at Askham Bar and managed by Nimbuscare. Access is via the new Askham Bar Park and Ride. 

Please note this is NOT a drive-through vaccination process. 

This Vaccination Centre will serve thousands more priority patient groups from across the region.

York people will continue to be vaccinated at the site.

Who can come to the NHS Vaccination Centre?

People should wait to be invited.

They will be invited as per the priority groups, determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

People should not call their GP, but use the booking line shown on the letter. If an appointment has already been offered by their GP, people can choose which appointment suits them best.

More information is here.

Getting there

All access to the York Vaccination Centre is via the new Askham Bar Park and Ride, York. Please follow the Vaccination Centre sign posting.

Please arrive at your appointment time. Please do no arrive early or you will be asked to return.

You will be directed by stewards to the Vaccination Centre, which is housed in the Moor Lane Car Park.

Check in

You will then be asked a series of questions and directed to the right area.

Please bring your booking confirmation details.

Staff will take your temperature and ask you a series of questions, such as:

  • Have you had any vaccination within the last seven days?
  • Your name and NHS number.

You will be given clear directions and asked to follow a ‘red’ or ‘blue’ route, depending on which vaccination area you have been allocated.

Vaccination site car park

You will be directed to the allocated car parking area. Please forward the car parking steward directions to park.

Follow the blue or red route directions given to you.

What happens next?

Once you have arrived at your area, you will be given clear information of where to go.

Your journey

Image: Nimbuscare