14 Jun 2021

The Covid-19 mobile vaccination service will be in St Helens town centre on Tuesday 15 June from 10.30am - 2.30pm, offering walk up vaccines to those eligible for first and second doses.

The mobile vaccination bus will be returning to St Helens town centre this coming Tuesday on the corner of Church Street by Boots - with the bus planned to be in this location every Tuesday for the coming months.

The bus is also planned to visit different locations across the borough of St Helens, reaching out to people who haven’t yet taken up the offer of an appointment at Saints or one of the other vaccination sites available.

Vaccinations on the bus are offered as a drop-in service.

Staffed by Primary Care Networks (groups of local GP practices working together) and supported by the CCG and St Helens Council’s testing team, the vaccination bus will offer first dose Covid-19 vaccinations with no appointment needed.

People can receive a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on the bus if they are aged 40 and over (we can only give the AstraZeneca jab to people over 40 in line with national guidance) or meet any of the following criteria:

  • Are clinically extremely vulnerable (previously asked to shield)
  • Have an underlying health condition which places them at higher risk from the virus
  • Have a learning disability
  • Are an unpaid carer
  • Are a frontline health or social care worker

If you have had your first AstraZeneca vaccine and are due your second, you can also attend for that vaccine as we are now able to bring these dates forward in line with JCVI guidance.  Please just bring along your vaccination card with you. When you arrive please speak to a member of staff to check you’re eligible before joining the queue.

The vaccination bus will be supported by staff who will be on hand to provide information, reassurance, and answer any questions people might have about getting the vaccine and what the alternatives are.

Anyone who is in one of the above groups but hasn’t yet received their first vaccination or booked an appointment is encouraged to get vaccinated on the bus when it’s in their area.

If you are eligible but have any concerns about getting vaccinated, please speak to your GP or talk to one of the bus vaccination team for advice.