Knowsley residents can now access their first, second or booster jabs at more convenient locations in Kirkby.
To access the sites, residents will need to use the National Booking System available online here or by calling 119.
Alternatively, residents can contact Healthwatch Knowsley who will talk them through their options, book appointments and also arrange FREE transport. Healthwatch Knowsley are available by phone 0151 449 3954 (lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection residents have from their first 2 doses of the vaccine.
It helps give residents longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Booster vaccine doses are available for residents aged 50+, health and social care workers, carers and people most at risk from COVID-19 and who have had a second dose of a vaccine at least six months ago. You can check eligibility here.
The new vaccine sites are located at:
|Rowlands Pharmacy – Liverpool||11 Richard Hesketh Drive||Westvale, Kirkby||L32 0TU|
|Rowlands Pharmacy – St Chads Walk In Centre Kirkby||St Chads Walk In Centre||St Chads Drive, Kirkby||L32 8RE|
Cllr Christine Bannon, Cabinet Member for Health, said: “As we enter booster season, I am delighted that we increased vaccine provision in Kirkby.
“By having clinics which are easily accessible for our residents, vaccine uptake is improved and our community is better protected.
“I would urge all residents who require support booking or attending a vaccine appointment to contact Healthwatch Knowsley who are providing a fantastic service.”
Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.
- people aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- carers aged 16 and over
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)