Anyone over 40 can walk into a vaccination centre at Watford town hall and receive a Covid jab without an appointment over the coming days.

For the first time in the local vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are being offered at Hertfordshire and west Essex's large vaccination centres, to make the most of available vaccine supplies.

For a limited period, people who have yet to book their vaccine can turn up at a number of sites to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Among the venues offering the service is Watford town hall with walk-ins available tomorrow (Friday May 14), Saturday May 15, and Sunday May 16.

Walk-ins can take place on any of those three days between 9am and 3pm. Walk-ins have also been taking place earlier in the week.

Only the AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered at these walk-ins at the town hall.

The Clinical Commissioning Group says anyone who is aged over 40 or currently eligible to be vaccinated for another reason should ideally bring their NHS number with them.

You can find your NHS number online here if you don’t know it. Otherwise, any other recognised form of identification, such as a driving license, passport or utility bill, will be fine.

There are plenty of appointments available for people who are eligible and prefer to make a booked appointment - either directly with participating GP practices or by using the National Booking Service.

Those people who already have a booked appointment at a vaccination centre, GP-led site or pharmacy should attend their appointment as planned.

Dr Jane Halpin, chief executive of the Hertfordshire and West Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: "We’ve given over one million doses of vaccine across the area so far and we’re keen to make sure that no one gets left behind.

"With some capacity in the programme this week, we’re opening the doors at our large vaccine centres for a limited time, so you can just turn up and get your jab.

"If you haven’t got around to booking your vaccine appointment yet, this is the perfect opportunity to start to get protected before even more of the lockdown restrictions ease."