All adults aged 18 and over are now able to get their COVID vaccinations. In Warrington, the vaccine is being offered at Warrington Hospital, local GP-led vaccination centres, pharmacy provision and larger mass vaccination sites.
You can book an appointment for your first and second dose at a local vaccination site or attend a public drop-in session. Second dose appointments are currently being offered around eight weeks after first doses.
Rapid response team door-to-door visits
Door knocking and leaflet distribution will be carried out by a Surge Rapid Response Team on behalf of the council in Bewsey and Whitecross over the weekend (Friday 16 July – Sunday 18 July) to encourage vaccine uptake.
The team will be encouraging uptake of the vaccine, directing eligible people to available vaccine clinics and supporting people to book their vaccination online.
Public drop-in sessions are also taking place throughout July at the following sites:
Warrington Hospital is hosting drop-in clinics at the outpatients department in the Appleton Wing. Whilst service is primarily for first dose appointments only, there is opportunity for those who have exceeded their eight week interval to come forward and have their second Pfizer dose.
- Friday 16 – Saturday 17 July, 9am to 3pm
- Sunday 18 July, 1pm to 3pm
If you would prefer to book a specific time for a first dose appointment instead, please visit the online booking service at warrington.nhsbookings.com
Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub
The Central and West Warrington Primary Care Network is running a drop-in session for first and second doses of the Astra Zencea and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines.
- Tuesday 20 July, 1pm – 5pm
- Wednesday 21 July, 4pm - 7.30pm
- Wednesday 28 July, 12pm – 8pm
- Friday 30 July, 4pm – 8pm
If residents have received an invitation from their GP asking them to book an appointment then they can use the link provided to book if that is more convenient.
Pharmacy led Bewsey COVID Vaccination Centre
'Grab a jab' drop-in sessions where first and second doses of the Astra Zencea and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines will be available.
- Saturday 17 July, 10.15am – 4.45pm
- Thursday 22 July, 10.15am – 4.45pm
- Saturday 24 July, 10.15am – 4.45pm
NHS national booking service
You can also get vaccinated at a local vaccination site using the national NHS booking service where you'll be directed to the nearest sites with available appointments. Sites available in Warrington are the Bewsey COVID Vaccination Centre and The Village Hotel at Centre Park.
Free car parking is available at all of the above vaccination sites. If you receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, you will need to be observed for 15 minutes after receiving your jab.
If you wish to receive your jab, then if you know it please bring your NHS number with you. If you don’t know your NHS number, you can find it on any appointment letter you may have received from the NHS, or you can find it online at nhs.uk/find-nhs-number. However, if you are unable to find your NHS number then please attend a drop in session as you are still eligible for a vaccine.
Dr Laura Mount is a Warrington GP and Clinical Director of the Central and West Warrington Primary Care Network who deliver vaccinations at Orford Jubilee Hub. She said: “While local uptake of COVID vaccines is high, there is a still over 10% of adults in Warrington who have not yet had at least one dose of the vaccine. The more people that are double jabbed against the virus, the safer and healthier our local communities will be.
“Even if it has been a little while since you were invited for your COVID-19 vaccine, it’s not too late to come forward and have it. Orford Jubilee Hub is one of many local venues where you can still get your jab and our staff are always happy to discuss any questions you may have. Please remember that having both doses of the vaccine is the best way to protect you, your family and friends from the virus.”
Cllr Maureen McLaughlin, cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “Coronavirus hasn’t gone away just yet and case numbers remain high in Warrington. As more restrictions are set to ease, having both doses of the vaccine really is the best defence against COVID-19.
“The vaccination programme in Warrington has been a huge success so far and the range of settings that the vaccine has been delivered from is testament to the collaborative, whole-system approach in Warrington. Now we’ve entered the final phase, I would urge everyone to get their jab as soon as they are able to – alongside remembering the basics of hands, face, space, and fresh air, and regular community testing – it offers the best protection as we learn to live with the virus.”
Thara Raj, Director of Public Health, said: “Over the coming weekends we will be checking those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination have received information and signposting to upcoming vaccination clinics. We don’t want to just sit back and assume that those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination got a text or letter, as the vaccine gives you the best protection against coronavirus.”
“We have had a hugely successful vaccination programme which has weakened the link between infection of risk of hospitalisation and loss of life. Unfortunately the rise in COVID-19 infections will affect our unvaccinated children and teenagers, those who have not been vaccinated, either due to personal choice or another medical reason, or those who have been vaccinated but fall within the lower percentage of people who are not protected.”
For more information about the how to get vaccinated in Warrington, visit warrington.gov.uk/covidvaccine.