THE final GP-led Covid vaccination clinic will be held at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall today (June 12).

Later this month the venue will become a mass vaccination centre meaning the town's GP practices will no longer be delivering the jabs.

People will now have to book their vaccine online through the NHS booking system or by calling 119.

One Ellesmere Port Primary Care Network, comprising the town's six practices, rolled out its GP-led programme back on January 15.

Since then they will have administered 45,000 Covid vaccines to patients.

Earlier this month, One Ellesmere Port Primary Care Network said: "We are now returning to normal work within practices, and the coronavirus vaccination programme will continue nationally through mass vaccination centres.

"When we leave Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, the mass vaccination service at Chester Racecourse will be moving to Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, so patients in Ellesmere Port will still be able to receive vaccines locally.

"This change will mean that you will no longer be able to make appointments for your vaccine through your local GP Practice.

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"Instead, you will be able to make appointments to receive your vaccine at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall online through the national booking system or by calling 119, more information is available on our website.

"We would like to extend a huge thank you to each and every person that has been involved in our coronavirus vaccination programme so far – our fantastic staff, wonderful volunteers, generous local businesses who have come forward to support us, and of course our lovely patients who have attended for their vaccines, and have been incredibly supportive of this programme."

The Chester Racecourse mass vaccination centre will close for good on June 19, with services moving to Ellesmere Port Civic Hall from June 21.

People who booked their first or second dose at Chester Racecourse will have their appointment automatically transferred and will receive an email or text confirming the new location.