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Additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics open as booster jabs roll out

by Guy Murphy

Knowsley residents can now access their first, second or booster jabs at more convenient locations across the borough.

The additional sites include Asda Pharmacy in Huyton, Rowlands Pharmacy in Kirkby and Tesco Pharmacy, Prescot.

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 people most at risk from COVID-19 and who have had a second dose of a vaccine at least six months ago.

The Knowsley vaccine sites are located at:

Asda Pharmacy – Huyton Huyton Lane Huyton L36 7TX
Davey’s – Huyton 112 Dinas Lane Huyton L36 2NS
Pharmacy 2 U- Whiston Village Hotel Whiston L35 1RZ
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
Tesco Pharmacy – Tesco Prescot Cables Retail Park Steeley Way, Prescot L34 5NQ

 

Cllr Christine Bannon, Cabinet Member for Health, said: “As we enter booster season, I am delighted that we have even more vaccine provision across the borough.

“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.

This includes:

  • 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)