AN EXTRA Covid booster vaccination hub open to all members of the public has been opened at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

Staff can jab 950 people per day in a 12 hours a day, seven days a week service. Book an appointment at or on 119.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Alex Whitfield said: “We’re doing all that we can to support the national vaccination drive and this new hub at Basingstoke hospital is helping deliver even more booster jabs to our local community.

“The new Omicron variant appears to be more easily transmissible even among those double vaccinated, and therefore a booster jab is essential to ensuring the maximum possible protection this winter. I want to say a huge thank you to all of our staff who have worked so hard to get the vaccination hub up and running so quickly.”