Covid-19 vaccine drop-in sessions

In response to rising Coronavirus rates across Liverpool City Region and the area being designated an Enhanced Response Area, the NHS in St Helens is putting on additional vaccination drop-in sessions to enable more people to get first and second jabs. Drop-in sessions will be updated here weekly.

*Please note that following recent change in JCVI guidance, 12-15 year olds are not currently able to be vaccinated at one of the drop-in sessions.  Please wait until you receive an invitation for your child.

16-17 year olds who meet the JCVI criteria will only be able to access a vaccine at a centre that offers basic life support and safeguarding.

However, 17 year olds who are within 3 months of their 18th birthday will be treated as 18 year olds when attending a drop-in and will be able to book an appointment via the national booking service from 26 July.

Check the JCVI criteria for 12-17 year olds here

 

COVID-19 MOBILE VACCINATION SERVICE BUS

The Covid-19 mobile vaccination service bus is in operation offering walk-up vaccinations in the following locations:

Friday 6 August St Helens Town Centre from 10.30am - 3pm

They will have both Pfizer and AstraZeneca for both first and second dose, your first dose must have been at least 8 weeks previous. 

Please make sure you have had something to eat prior to attending.

 

PHARMACY SITES

W/c 2 August walk-ins available as follows: 

Hollowood Chemists Vaccination Centre - 210 West End Road, Haydock, St Helens, WA11 0AN.

Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August - 9am - 1pm

Walk-in vaccinations offering AstraZeneca and Pfizer first and second doses.

Appointments are also available to book by calling 119 or via the national booking website

 

Allied Pharmacy - Unit 18 Neills Road, Bold Industrial Park, St Helens, WA9 4TU.

Wednesday 4 August - 9am - 5pm

Thursday 5 August - 10am - 3.30pm

Friday 6 August - 10am - 3.30pm

These three sessions will be offering Pfizer only.  Appointments available by calling 119 or via the national booking website here

 

SAINTS RUGBY STADIUM

Drop in vaccination clinics on the following dates:

Monday 2 August- Thursday 5 August

(Please note: closed Friday 6 August to Sunday 8 August inclusive)

Open for 1st and 2nd dose vaccinations

It must be at least 8 weeks since your first vaccine with Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca all available for second doses.

The drop-in clinic will be open from 8am to 7pm with a break between 12.30-1.30pm on these days.  

People attending the drop-in service for their first vaccine will be given a number to call to arrange their subsequent second dose or it can be arranged via the national booking service.

 

Other locations offering walk-in vaccinations can be found using the postcode finder here

 

Julie Ashurst, Director of Primary Care and Transformation at St Helens CCG, said:

“Covid-19 cases are still rapidly increasing in St Helens, and we know that this is linked to the Delta variant of concern, first identified in India, which is easier to spread - we think around 60-80% more easily than previous strains.

“Because of this we really want to make sure as many of our residents as possible are protected.  We know vaccination, especially both doses, is making a difference to hospitalisations and how poorly people become

“Vaccination uptake in St Helens has been good but there are still more than 20% of our eligible population who haven’t taken up the offer so far.  We hope that by making clinics more accessible and taking it into the heart of communities, people who so far haven’t had their first dose will be persuaded to come and see us and get jabbed.

People who can attend drop in sessions are as follows:

  • Everyone over 18
  • Carers over 16 (you don’t have to be a registered carer, simply someone that has caring responsibilities for a vulnerable person)
  • Anyone with an underlying health condition over the age of 16
  • People who have already had their first dose, and are due a second (you can bring your second dose forward from 12 weeks to 8).

The Mass Vaccination Site at Saints run by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust remains open seven days a week and bookable for all those eligible for a vaccine.

Appointments at Saints as well as the two pharmacy sites are also bookable as follows: