To support the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Knowsley, additional capacity will open later this week in Halewood as and when supply allows.
Currently, vaccination centres are open in Huyton and Kirkby and the additional capacity site will be based at Hollies Hall in Halewood.
Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans to operate the Hollies Hall site on Hollies Road in Halewood on Saturday, 30 January and Sunday, 31 January and residents from across Knowsley will be invited by their GP Practice to attend an appointment.
The service is by appointment only so please do not turn up if you don’t have an appointment.
Currently, the priority groups being invited to receive the vaccine are:-
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- All those 80 years of age and over and front-line health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
Councillor Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said “The COVID-19 vaccination programme in Knowsley is progressing really well and more residents are now being vaccinated. We are pleased that this increased supply allows us to operate in Halewood using the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.
“Given our high rates of infection in the borough, it’s really important that our priority groups can get their vaccine quickly. It’s the best protection against this virus which as we know is easily transmitted from person to person. We are doing all that we can to support Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group in the roll-out of this crucial vaccination programme.”
Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is running the vaccination programme alongside its 25 GP Practices and Knowsley Council is supporting the CCG and making available Council buildings as required.
Also, to ensure all residents aged 80 and over have had their first vaccine, or have an appointment to receive the vaccine the CCG has set up a telephone helpline. Residents in this priority age group who will be able to attend a vaccination centre can call 0151 244 4121 from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.
Everyone will be issued an appointment to receive the vaccine when it’s their turn, so please be patient whilst the priority groups are being vaccinated.
In the meantime, you can get information about the COVID-19 Vaccination online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination.