The Vaccination hubs are an efficient way to reach large numbers of people, and have been established in convenient locations in different parts of the Island and provide comfortable and safe facilities.
A bespoke vaccination hub, which people will be invited to attend for their vaccination, is now open at the airport. A central Douglas hub site has been identified and will open in Chester Street on Monday 15 February, and a northern hub is currently under active consideration.
As of 10 February, Newlands will close and be replaced by Chester Street vaccination hub.
Chester Street vaccination hub will be opening on Monday 15 February. The hub is located beneath the main car park and will provide more parking, better accessibility by bus, taxi drop-off plus car parking for the public.
Those who have had their first dose at Newlands should attend the Chester Street Hub for the second dose appointment.
To get to the vaccination hub:
- Take a bus or walk through the town centre following the clearly marked signs
- Park at Chester Street car park, with 2-hour disc parking available on levels 2 to 6
- Be dropped off by family, taxi or patient transport at the drop-off zone
- Use the additional disabled parking on Market Street
Circa’s Shopmobility scheme can help anyone who requires a wheelchair, mobility scooter or walking aids for their vaccination appointment – and you don’t need to be registered disabled to take advantage of their support. They are open Monday to Friday, call 613713 to make a reservation.
If you are attending this vaccination hub, please bring the Pfizer BioNTech consent form.
Below is a video of Sam Kneen, vaccinator coordinator, giving a walkthrough of the Chester Street hub and the steps you will take.
Transport to and from Chester Street
Vaccination Centre Douglas (PDF): Chester St. vaccination hub is located beneath Chester Street car park, in the old supermarket site.
Isle of Man Airport
This new vaccination hub opened on 28 January.
The Hub has been created alongside the check-in area on the ground floor of the terminal building in a convenient and accessible location with free parking nearby.
If you are attending this vaccination hub, please bring the AstraZeneca consent form.
All those attending the airport vaccination centre will be required to use the car parks as it will not be possible to drop off in front of the terminal building. If you need wheelchair assistance at the airport, we would ask that your carer attends the vaccination centre, somebody will then help with getting you from your vehicle to the airport.
Transport to and From the Airport
Vaccination Centre Airport (PDF): Buses depart Douglas Lord Street up to every 15 minutes, and the airport stop is conveniently located right in front of the vaccination hub.
The Department is also considering setting up a vaccination hub in the north of the Island, to come on line in late February as the vaccination programme expands in line with supply.
Three sites are under consideration and information on progress in this location will be provided shortly.
The Community Services Team will take the vaccine to anyone who is housebound or is a resident in a Care or Residential Home.
Vulnerable patients should contact the Patient Transport service for further advice or inform the COVID 111 team of their circumstances when making their vaccination appointment bookings.