The NHS in the North West continues the drive to offer more places for people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, with a range of new pop-up sites launching soon.
The latest vaccination sites planned for the borough include Future Yard live music venue in Birkenhead, Rock Ferry One Stop Shop, a matchday pop-up at Tranmere Rovers, and Seacombe Children’s Centre.
The NHS has been rapidly expanding the number of hyper-local vaccine services to encourage vaccine uptake in the region. More than 80 new sites have been set up since the start of December, a mix of one-off pop-ups and temporary additional services running for several days or weeks in key locations to improve access the vaccine, with more sites planned.
Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, Regional Director of Commissioning and Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the North West, said, “As we go into a new year, the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to expand the offer to local people by providing more local and convenient opportunities for them to get their first, second and booster doses.
“I’m happy to say that over 91% of all adults in the North West have taken the opportunity to have at least one dose of the vaccine and over 86% have had two doses. People are continuing to come forward for their first doses – over 66,000 first doses were given in the North West through November and December – which goes to show that it is never too late to get your vaccine.
“Whether you are due a first, second or booster dose, please book in or walk-in as soon as possible to keep yourself and those around you protected.”
Here is the list of new pop-ups including addresses, dates and times:
- Future Yard CIC, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AB
- Wednesday 12 January – 5-9pm
- Wednesday 19 January – 5-9pm
- Seacombe Children’s Centre, St. Pauls Road, Wallasey CH44 7AN
- Thursday 13 January – 11am-4pm
- Wednesday 26 January – 11am-4pm
- Rock Ferry One Stop Shop, 259 Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, CH42 3TD
- Tuesday 18th January – 3-8pm
- Tuesday 25th January – 3-8pm
- Tranmere Rovers Football Club, Prenton Park Road West, Birkenhead, CH42 9PY
- Saturday 15th January 11am-4pm (match day)