08 Feb 2021

The vaccine roll out in St Helens continues at pace with a reminder to those who are in priority group four (aged 70 and over or clinically extremely vulnerable) to make sure they make their vaccination appointment when contacted by their GP practice.

GP practices are currently in the process of contacting all those who are in priority group four which is people aged 70 and over and those who are designated clinically extremely vulnerable and likely to have been shielding.

Your practice will contact you by text message (if they have your mobile number) or by phone to book your appointment at the GP-led vaccination clinics that are taking place more or less every day on the ground floor at Saints stadium.  If you have not heard in the next week, please check your practice has your up to date contact details.

You may also receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to book your appoinment at one of the mass vaccination centres in the region (also at Saints stadium) or at one of two community pharmacies in St Helens who are also providing Covid-19 vaccinations (Taylor's Chemists in Haydock and Allied Pharmacies head office in Parr).

Please ensure you book an appointment as soon as possible for your first vaccination to protect yourself from Covid-19.  This is for the first dose and you will be contacted 10-12 weeks later based on the current guidance to return for your booster second dose.  We are aiming to have offered the vaccine to all those who are eligible in the first four priority groups by 15th February.

So far, over 1 million people in the North West have received their vaccination and over 85% of those eligible to date have received their jab.

More information on the vaccine can be found here.

Guidance on who is classed as clinically extremely vulnerable can be found here.