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New ‘walk-through’ video shows what to expect at your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

The Oval vaccination centre

Residents who have yet to receive their COVID-19 vaccination can now view a new video showing what to expect at Wirral’s vaccination centres.

The short ‘walk through’ film, which was recorded at the Oval Leisure Centre vaccination facility, has been commissioned by Wirral Council, in partnership with NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group.

Julie Webster, Wirral’s Director for Public Health, said:
“Huge efforts have been made to get people vaccinated quickly in line with government and JCVI guidance.

“But the recent upturn in cases and the emergence of new, highly contagious, variants shows how important it is to maintain momentum in order to get the maximum possible protection within our communities.

“I hope this video will reassure anyone who is yet to have their vaccine that it is a safe and straightforward process, and as soon as they are eligible, to join the more than 207,000  vaccinated Wirral residents in getting the vaccine when it is offered.”

Dr Paula Cowan, Chair, NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, said:
“Our local GP practices and NHS teams have worked hard to deliver the vaccine to everyone in the top 11 priority groups and take-up has been exceptionally high, with over 207,000 people receiving their first dose in Wirral.  It’s important to know that if you have been invited but haven’t taken up the offer yet, it remains in place.

“So if you are in one of those priority groups – meaning you are 21 or over, have a health condition that puts you at greater risk, or are a health or social care worker – and you haven’t booked your first dose yet, the time to do so is right now. “

The Oval Vaccination Centre

Anyone aged 21 or over before 1st July 2021, can now book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment in one of the following ways:

Through the national booking service via NHS website or by calling 119 free of charge (translators are available if needed). Anyone who has difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

You can also book your jab at Clatterbridge Vaccination Centre or wait to be contacted by your GP to attend a local GP-led vaccination centre.

For more information about the vaccine visit the NHS website. The Wirral Infobank website also has lots of information about COVID-19, including how to stay safe and the support available if you need to isolate.