As of Monday 1 February 2021, we were proud to report that The John Smith’s Stadium opened as a Covid 19 vaccination centre.
Our multi use ground is one of 50 large vaccinations centres that have been introduced across the country with Health chiefs confirming that they can treat up to 2,000 patients a day.
But why Huddersfield? This is part of NHS plans to step up capacity to roll out the vaccine more widely by using local vaccination services located in areas with good public transport links and parking facilities. Our venue also allows for flexibility for services to be expanded as and when required.
Bookings & Opening Times:
You can book your vaccine online through GOV.UK for this location if you live in within the Huddersfield area.
The centre is currently operating in the below hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: Appointment: 8.00am – 16.00pm & Walk in: 9.00am – 15:00pm
Wednesday, Friday: Appointment: 8.00am – 20.00pm & Walk In: 9:00 – 19:00
For more information on how to book a walk In appointment click here
If people prefer, they can wait to receive an invitation from their GP practice for an appointment.
Change to bookings – Please note that The John Smith’s Stadium does not have the facility to book or amend an appointment. Please refer to the NHS national booking centre for guidance on this.
Meet and Greet – People who are booked into the vaccination centre will be greeted by staff and volunteers who will marshal car parks and walkways around the Stadium and register you on arrival. Bookings are also staggered to allow for social distancing.
You will receive a pre-vaccination assessment before you have your jab, which is being administered by nurses from Locala and Local Care Direct.
Please note: The centre is now also located above KAL via the rear entrance – not in the Kilner Bank concourse.
Parking – Free Parking is available in our Town Avenue Car Park. The vaccinations are now taking place above the Kirklees Active Leisure Centre (KAL) via the rear entrance of the Fantastic Media Stand. Please note that The Kilner bank concourse is no longer in operation.
Managing Director at The John Smith’s Stadium, Gareth Davies, said:
“We have been working closely with the NHS since November in order to ensure that The John Smith’s Stadium would be part of the local solution to the pandemic. It‘s taken a lot of work, requiring the full support of Huddersfield Town and The Giants, to bring this about.
“The end result is that The Chadwick Lawrence Stand today becomes one of the country’s large-scale vaccination venues, so we should all be very proud of that.”