Sefton’s over 50s urged to book Covid-19 vaccinations

Sefton’s over 50s urged to book Covid-19 vaccinations

by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Local GPs are urging people aged over 50 in Sefton to book their jab COVID-19 vaccination. programme continues to make good progress.  

Thousands of people have already had their first vaccine at centres across Sefton and GPs are reminding locals over 50 who have yet to have theirs, to book their jabs now.

Anyone aged over 50 living in Sefton can call their GP practice to book their vaccination appointment. Or they can book an appointment at a larger regional centre or pharmacy by going to nhs.uk/covid-vaccination  or by phoning 119.

Over half the adult population has now had their vital first vaccine dose. According to NHS figures, more nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over have already had their first dose.

Dr Craig Gillespie local GP, chair and clinical director of NHS South Sefton CCG said: “Thousands of our residents most at risk of Covid-19 have already had their first dose at our local centres. As the vaccination programme progresses, we want to make sure everyone aged over 50 has had the chance to have theirs.

“As a GP, I’ve had my first jab. My dad who is 82 and my mum who is 77 have had the vaccine and were glad to do so. Both are fit and well and are relieved that they can now go out to shop for essentials with greater confidence.

“So we are asking everyone in Sefton aged over 50 to call their GP practice today and book your jab. We have appointments available at our vaccination centres even over the weekend, to make it as easy as possible to get your jab.”

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