COVID-19 vaccination service

There is a priority order set out nationally for which groups receive the vaccine first and the NHS will let you know when it's your turn. Do not contact the NHS for a vaccination before then - you will receive an invitation inviting you to book.
There are a number of ways you can receive your COVID-19 vaccination in Dorset, including through your local GP. The COVID-19 vaccination centre in Bournemouth opens on 18 January. When you are eligible to be vaccinated here you will receive a letter giving you access to the national booking system.

 

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Dorset HealthCare is running the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination centre based in the Purbeck Hall at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). When it is your turn to be vaccinated you will receive a letter inviting you to book. Please do not come to the centre without an appointment - it's really important that we vaccinate those most at risk first.

Before you leave home and again before you leave your car or are dropped off, make sure you have your booking confirmation with you - this may be a letter, an email or a note you have made of the booking reference. This will speed up check-in when you arrive. Check also that you have a mask or face covering with you as you will need to wear this at all times in the vaccination centre (unless you are exempt). If you forget your mask we will provide one.

If you have a carer or require support to help you get around the site, you may bring one person with you. You may bring a support dog but pet dogs must stay at home. Please do not bring children with you. Do not arrive for your appointment more than 10 minutes before the time you have been given. If you are early please wait in your car or somewhere sheltered nearby. There is a limited amount of indoor queueing space and you will not be able to enter early. Please allow around an hour in total when dropping off and then collecting someone after their appointment - there are chairs for them to rest in the vaccination hall until their lift arrives.

The main entrance to the BIC is closed so there is no access to the vaccination centre from there. You will need to walk around the side of the building to the Purbeck Hall entrance. See more information about getting to the centre below, including advice for people with disabilities and mobility issues.

Volunteer marshals will be available outside and inside the centre to support you. There is a strict entrance and exit flow at the centre - please follow the signs and the directions of the marshals.

If you have any symptoms which could indicate COVID-19 please DO NOT attend - you can rebook your appointment. When you enter you will be asked to gel your hands and you will join the queue before being checked in. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the centre. Thank you for protecting yourself and others.

Getting to the BIC

The address for the BIC is:

Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5BH.

By road

From The Bournemouth West Roundabout:

Take the first exit and follow the brown signs to the BIC. The BIC multi-storey car park is off the roundabout at the bottom of Priory Road.

From the north and west:

Head for the A31 / A338 junction (Ashley Heath) just outside Ringwood, taking the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth. Then follow the directions from the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

By rail

Bournemouth Rail Station is approximately 1.5 miles from the BIC. Trains in and out of Bournemouth are run by South Western Railway and CrossCountry.

By bus

The two bus companies in Bournemouth are Morebus and Yellow Buses. The buses that serve the BIC are Morebus 13 and Yellow Buses 4a and 33.

The nearest bus stand for the BIC is stand HH (Bournemouth Pier) which is on the same road. 

By taxi

There is a taxi rank outside the main front entrance of the building. Taxis will also be able to drop off outside the Purbeck Hall entrance at the bottom of Beacon Road. There is strictly no waiting here.

On foot

The BIC is a five-minute walk from Bournemouth Pier and a 10-minute walk from Bournemouth centre.

Cycling

There is an area to lock your bicycle to the left of the front of the building as you stand outside it. 

Parking

The multi storey car park at the BIC has 644 spaces and is a cashless public car park. It is open 24 hours a day and located immediately adjacent to the main building. Information about parking fees is available on the BIC website. To access the vaccination centre you will need to walk around the side of the building to the Purbeck Hall entrance.

Disabled parking and access

Dedicated free disabled parking for the vaccination centre is available just off the roundabout ouside the Purbeck Hall entrance (bottom of Beacon Road). On producing a disabled badge you will be given access by a marshal.

In addition, the BIC has 37 accessible parking spaces located on levels 1 to 3 of the car park (including three overlength spaces on Level 1). Please note - there is no access to the vaccination centre through the main foyer of the BIC. Vehicles which have a disability exemption from Vehicle Excise Duty park free of charge. Free parking must be booked in advance using the access scheme.

Other car parks

The nearest council-run car parks to the BIC are:

Drop-off

You can drop off and pick up someone who has a vaccination booking at the car drop-off point in front of the BIC main entrance (please note - you will need to walk up the hill around the side of the building from here).  For those with mobility issues there is a drop-off and pick-up point at the Purbeck Hall entrance (accessible from Beacon Road). Vehicles cannot wait or park in either of these drop-off areas.

COVID-19 vaccinations at Bournemouth International Centre
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You can find out more about the vaccine and the programme on the NHS website.

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