Congleton and Holmes Chapel Primary Care Network has delivered more than 6,500 vaccinations from its base in Congleton Town Hall, and is on track to meet the Governments pledge to vaccinate everyone in the top four priority groups by today (15 February). This includes patients aged 70 and over, care home residents, healthcare workers and people required to shield as they are extremely clinically vulnerable.
David McGifford, Chief Officer at Congleton Town Council said “The speedy rollout of the vaccine across the town is a huge achievement, made possible by the incredible NHS team and all the volunteers operating from the vaccination centre. We have seen a massive show of appreciation for all those involved, from cards & messages to generous donations of refreshments from local businesses.”
The Government is expanding the immunisation roll out to include over-65s and those deemed clinically vulnerable. The rest of the over-50s will follow. Although the NHS, volunteer helpers and Town Hall are prepared to open for as often and long as possible, the centre can only operate when it has vaccines available. The GP practices will contact patients to offer a vaccination. This is a FREE NHS service.
For more information on the vaccine see www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.