09 Jul 2021

As the nation prepares for England v Italy in the Euro 2020 final, the North West’s vaccine lead has urged people ‘keep Covid-19 offside’ and come forward for their jab.

Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, Regional Director of Commissioning, said increased numbers of walk-in and mobile clinics would make it easier and more convenient than ever for people to fit in having a vaccine, with some taking place close to venues where the semi-final match is being screened.

She said: “As England prepares to take on its biggest football challenge, we are continuing our efforts to beat Covid-19. I’d encourage people who haven’t had their first dose of the vaccine to come forward now to take their shot.”

The initiative will also support efforts to accelerate second doses for people who had their first dose 8 or more weeks ago, with walk-in second dose clinics also available.

All local St Helens walk-in sessions including vaccination bus destinations are posted on our website here

You can find also find your where other walk-in vaccine clinics are running across the region: https://www.cheshireandmerseysidepartnership.co.uk/news-and-publications/grab-a-jab-this-weekend/

Vaccines will be available on a first come, first served basis at walk-in clinics and those with appointments will be able to attend at their timed slot and receive their vaccine as planned.

Though not football, Saints rugby league stadium is running drop-ins seven days a week 8am - 7pm (except on match days) with all vaccines on offer for first and second doses.

More than 8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been given in the North West since the vaccination programme – the largest in NHS history – launched seven months ago.