There are currently 4 vaccination sites on the Island.
Westridge Centre Ryde, The Bay Medical Practice Shanklin, Carisbrooke Health Centre Newport and West Wight Sport and Community Centre Freshwater.
Niton and surrounding villages will be sent to The Bay Medical Centre in Shanklin. Vaccinations using the Pfizer jab started there in December and the practice is well organised and Covid safe.
We anticipate that it will be difficult for some residents to travel to Shanklin. We are trying hard for a vaccination centre to be created closer to home, for example in Niton Community Library.
For now, we have contacted 2 local taxi companies who have given us a preferential rate of £25 for the round trip of taking a patient to the vaccination centre, waiting for the patient to finish and driving the patient home again. See below. When you phone say you are phoning for the Crab covid vaccination deal.
If you are struggling to get a booking or to pay for your booking please phone our helpline 07597604237
If you experience any particular problems travelling to your appointment please let us know and we will pass this on to the NHS and IOW Council to keep the pressure on for a local centre.
If you feel unwell please do not travel for your vaccination. Your appointment can be re-arranged quickly. Call your surgery.
South Wight Taxis 01983 533335
B&B Taxis 07712 721181
Additionally South Wight Taxis can take patients to appointments for the following rates
Godshill surgery £10 each way
Brighstone surgery £15 each way
Niton surgery - please call for cost
Newport from Chale, Whitwell and Niton £20 each way
Click and Collect for food or medication can also be arranged. Please call 01983 533335.