Following the success of this weekend’s pop up centre at Wavertree Athletics Centre, where over 1,000 people were vaccinated, the centre will be open again on Tuesday 21 December and Wednesday 22 December, from 9am until 5pm.
There is no need to book, simply turn up.
First, second and booster doses of Pfizer will be available to anyone aged 16 and over. Remember, the gap between having your second dose and a booster has now been reduced to three months
You will need to wear a face covering and wrap up warm, in case you have to queue. The pop up centre has the capacity to deliver over 100 vaccinations an hour, but queues may close early if demand is high.
The city is ramping up its efforts to get as many residents boosted before the holidays start, as the spread of the Omicron variant poses a serious threat. The most recent data shows that a third of Liverpool adults are yet to have two doses, and 7 in 10 are not yet ‘boosted’.
As well as getting jabbed, limiting your social interactions, good ventilation and hand hygiene, wearing a face covering and keeping your distance will all help protect you, your loved ones and your city.
Cllr Frazer Lake, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health said “The response at the weekend to our pop-up vaccination centre has been fantastic, with over 1000 people getting vaccinated in time for Christmas. Thank you to everyone who heeded our call and turned up.
“But I am still very worried that too many people will fall ill with Covid at the same time – meaning Liverpool’s hospitals won’t cope.
We need everyone in Liverpool to get behind this, and get boosted, to protect our city and our NHS.
If you haven’t come forward yet, please think carefully about the risk you are taking by not getting vaccinated.”
Director of Public Health for Liverpool, Matt Ashton said: “The Covid-19 infection rate in Liverpool is high and increasing. This is likely to result in significant disruption across the city over the next couple of weeks.
I would strongly encourage everybody to get vaccinated, and to get boosted, as soon as possible. We have a good offer for both bookable and drop-in vaccination in Liverpool, but with the programme being accelerated, and 7 in 10 of those eligible not yet having had their booster, we are really pleased that we have managed to add extra capacity to the system quickly, with two more pop-up mass vaccination clinics this week.”
Dr Fiona Lemmens, local GP and Chair of NHS Liverpool CCG said: “As health professionals, we really want to urge people across our city not to delay being vaccinated in the run up to the Christmas break.
The NHS has been working tirelessly to ensure that every adult is offered the chance to book a booster jab before the end of the year, in a race to protect the nation against the new Omicron variant.
Over the coming days, opening hours for vaccine centres will continue to be extended and many more appointments will be made available at both existing and new local vaccination centres – but we now need the people of Liverpool to play their part too, and to get vaccinated as soon as possible to help prevent this next wave of the virus hitting our city badly.”
If Wavertree isn’t accessible to you, there are other ‘drop-in’ clinics in the city, including a clinic at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for young people aged 12-15, and their families.
Drop-in vaccination clinic, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Institute in the Park (adjacent to main hospital), Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP, from 8:30am to 7:30pm (children aged 12-15, their family and NHS staff only.) Check their full criteria
Drop-in vaccination clinic, Lee Jones Centre, 119-133 Limekiln Lane, Liverpool, L5 8SN, from 11am to 6pm (Pfizer only, Booster available)
Drop-in vaccination clinic, Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Aintree Lane, Liverpool, L10 2JJ, from 5pm to 7:45pm (Pfizer only, Booster available)*
Wednesday 22 December 2021
Drop-in vaccination clinic, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Institute in the Park (adjacent to main hospital), Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP, from 8:30am to 7:30pm (children aged 12-15, their family and NHS staff only). Check their full criteria
Drop-in vaccination clinic, Lee Jones Centre, 119-133 Limekiln Lane, Liverpool, L5 8SN, from 10am to 6pm (Pfizer only, Booster available)
Thursday 23 December 2021
Drop-in vaccination clinic, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Institute in the Park (adjacent to main hospital), Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP, from 8:30am to 7:30pm (children aged 12-15, their family and NHS staff only) Check out their full criteria)