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Sefton residents can hop back on board the NHS COVID-19 vaccine bus

NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus parked in Bootle Asda car park
NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus parked in Bootle Asda car park

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus is returning to Asda in Bootle on Thursday 19 August after a successful first visit to the town.

Residents aged 18 and over will be able to visit the bus in the car park of Asda on Strand Road this Thursday 19 August from 10am-4pm for a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, without the need for an appointment.

The bus will also be visiting Netherton Activity Centre on Friday 27 August, 10am-4pm, where residents aged 16 and above will be able to get their vaccine.

Successful visit

It follows the buses successful initial visit to Asda car park from 10-12 August last week, with more than 119 residents taking the opportunity to get their jab.

Earlier this week Margeret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health said: “The best way to protect ourselves is to make sure we get both doses of the vaccine, which is now also available to 16 and 17-year-olds, who will soon be invited for their vaccination appointments.

Pete Chamberlain, local GP and chair at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “It was great to see so many residents taking advantage of this easy way to come and get their jab. We saw people come along who had just popped to the shops, as well as those who had heard about the bus through their friends or the media and said they had found it useful to have such a convenient way to get the vaccine.

“We would encourage anyone who still needs to get their first or second vaccine to come along and take advantage of this quick and easy way to get protected. The vaccine protects yourself, your friends and your family, so whether you’re 80 or 18 it’s never too late to take up the offer.”

Seaforth Village Surgery

Seaforth Village Surgery re-opened for walk-in vaccinations on Tuesday 17 August to Saturday 21 August, from 10am-6:30pm after a week’s break, offering first and second doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. This site will be offering jabs to those aged 16 and 17, as well as all over 18 year olds.

Following this week the dates and opening times of Seaforth Village Surgery and other locations will be posted on the CCG website every Monday: www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk

How to get your vaccine

The various ways you can get your COVID-19 vaccination in Sefton are:

For the latest information on vaccine eligibility, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/who-can-get-the-vaccine/.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines can be found here: https://www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus-information/covid-19-vaccination-faqs-sefton/.