A series of ‘pop up’ clinics have been rapidly established in Cheshire East to get the First Phase of a UK wide Covid-19 vaccination programme underway.
Middlewich Town Council were pleased to be chosen as a local centre and worked alongside key healthcare professionals and staff to set up a vaccination facility within the Victoria Hall Building on Civic Way. The building is easily accessible with ample free parking space and has proved to be the ideal venue choice.
Response to the vaccination programme has been fast and efficient with users praising the work of the NHS team and the many volunteers assisting with essential tasks including car park management. Selected volunteers have undergone training to administer the actual vaccinations and they are supporting NHS nurses and doctors to ensure, as part of the First Phase priority groups, that our most vulnerable members of society receive theirs at the earliest opportunity.
Team and community spirit has been the order of the day and local companies including Jacks, Morrisons and Starbucks have been supporting this work by providing much needed refreshments. Everyone has worked hard to ensure that the maximum number of people needing the vaccine have received it. Across the Middlewich, Sandbach, Alsager, Scholar Green and Haslington areas over 10,000 patients have successfully received their first dose to date. This is an incredible feat, and a huge thank you goes out to all those involved in making this happen quickly and efficiently.
Chris Avery Senior Corporate Communications Manager for the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group added “We understand that people are anxious to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. However, please don’t contact your GP practice, local hospital or council to seek a COVID-19 vaccine appointment – appointments cannot be made in this way”
You can help the NHS deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme effectively by following this simple guidance:
The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
When you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite and make sure you attend appointments when you arrange them.
Please continue to wear a face covering and abide by social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until the vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to save lives.
For more information, please contact the Town Council on 01606 833434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlewich Town Council