DROP-IN clinics are available for patients who qualify for a Covid-19 or flu vaccination in Halstead and across mid and south Essex locations next month.

There will be a four-hour clinic at Coach House, in Trinity Street, Halstead, on December 11 from 10am to 2pm.

Anyone aged 65 or with a health condition or who is currently pregnant is eligible for a jab.

The vaccination team at Essex Partnership University NHS Trust has carried out more than 1.6 million Covid-19 vaccinations since 2021.

A spokesman emphasised the importance of getting a vaccination.

They said: “The emergence of a new variant earlier this autumn has shown us that COovid-19 is very much still with us.

“This along with flu means we could be looking at a difficult winter so I urge you to do all you can to protect yourself and have a safe, healthy Christmas.

“Vaccines are safe and effective, and it only takes a few minutes to drop by and get yours.”

Appointments are also available at the Canvey Island Library, East Tilbury Library, Thurrock Hospital, and Southend’s Civic Centre throughout December.

For more details on the timing and dates of the clinics this autumn, visit tinyurl.com/5btmapyw.