ALL six planned GP-led Covid-19 vaccination centres will be up and running in the area by the end of the week.

Four hubs offering the life-saving jab have already gone live in the following locations:

  • Frodsham Leisure Centre, Princeway, Frodsham, WA6 6RX
  • City Walls Medical Centre, St Martins Way, Chester, CH1 2NR
  • Neston Medical Centre, Liverpool Road, Neston, CH64 3RA
  • Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7PT

Services are also due to get underway in two more locations during the course of this week:

  • Ellesmere Port Civic Hall (January 16)
  • St Columba's RC Church Hall, Chester

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group said it is "extremely grateful" for the amount of vaccination venue offers it continues to receive, but confirmed that it does not currently require any further locations.

It has also provided guidance for those awaiting their vaccine.

The NHS is planning to vaccinate everyone in the top four priority groups by mid-February – including older care home residents and staff, everyone aged over 70, all frontline NHS and care staff, and all those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: "Cheshire’s GP practices are working together to vaccinate people, so you might not be contacted by your usual practice and you might need to go to a different location for your vaccination – you will be told where to attend when you are invited in.

"When it is your turn to book your vaccination you will need to provide:

  • Your name and date of birth
  • Your NHS number (which will be provided in your invitation letter)

"If you've had your first vaccine dose already, the NHS will contact you when it's time for your second dose (within 12 weeks).

"If you are unable to leave the house to travel for an appointment - and cannot arrange for someone to help you - your local NHS services will be in contact with you.

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"People most at risk from the complications of Covid-19 are being offered the vaccine first.

"Please don’t be worried if you or a family member is over 80 but hasn’t heard anything so far. You might know others over 80 who have been invited for their vaccination already, but that does not mean that you or your relative are a lower priority.

"GPs and other practice staff are working hard to vaccinate as many people in this group as quickly as possible and, during January and February 2021, many more people will be invited in.

"This is only the start of the vaccination programme and it will take some time to work through everyone."