A pop-up vaccination site is to open in Mersey Square in Stockport town centre this Friday and Saturday, to offer the Covid-19 jab.
Open from 10am to 4pm on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd May outside Superdrug on Mersey Square, anyone currently eligible for the vaccine can get their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Vaccinations are available for all those over 36, health and social care workers, unpaid cares and anyone over 30 with underlying health conditions. No appointment is necessary.
Jennifer Connolly, director of public health for Stockport Council urged anyone eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible either by attending the pop-up site or by booking an appointment at vaccination clinics elsewhere in the area via the NHS website or by ringing 119. She said:
“With the new more transmissible variants in circulation causing concern across the country, it’s more important than ever that everyone does their bit and gets vaccinated if they can. This pop up is a fantastic way to easily access your first dose.”
Vaccinations are being administered by St John’s Ambulance, with Covid Marshalls on hand to ensure social distancing and smooth operation of the pop-up clinic.
Dr Cath Briggs, chair of NHS Stockport clinical commissioning group added:
It is great news that NHS Stockport CCG, Stockport Council, St John Ambulance and Everest Pharmacy have worked together to provide a local and convenient place to get vaccinated.
“I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had their vaccine, and is eligible to come forward, to get theirs as soon as possible.”
Stockport CCG has also prepared a short video to show the process and the people involved in delivering the vaccination programme in the borough: