More than half-a-million doses of the Covid-19 vaccination have now been given in Kirklees – and there’s nine pop-up clinics where people can just drop in for their first or second jab.
The latest figures show local clinics have now vaccinated over 280,000 people and given 219,672 second jabs, taking the total to 503,101 doses overall.
This means that 62% of the adult population (aged 18 or over) are now fully vaccinated and 78% have had at least one dose.
Steve Brennan, senior responsible officer for the Kirklees vaccination programme, said: “Half-a-million jabs delivered in Kirklees since December is an astounding achievement.
“Thank you to everyone working in and supporting our local vaccination centres. You have made this milestone possible.”
Dr Khalid Naeem, GP and chair of NHS Kirklees CCG, said: “We’ve made fantastic progress with the vaccination but there are still lots of people in Kirklees who haven’t had their first jab yet. I would urge everyone aged 18 and over to get their vaccination as soon as possible, to protect themselves and others. Many local centres are offering walk-in jabs, so you can just drop in, no need to book. It really couldn’t be easier.”
Lucy McWhire, 20, who had her jab at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, said: “The staff here at the stadium have been very helpful. I would encourage people to get their jabs, so that we can move forward. I didn’t feel it at all.”
First and second dose jabs are available at a range of walk-in locations across Kirklees this week including Honley, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield and Batley.
Additional walk-in services will be opening over the weekend as everyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to grab-a-jab as infection rates increase in our area and restrictions are eased.
The NHS is also reminding people that they can bring their second doses forward to eight weeks following their first.
John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
Opening hours: 8am-7pm
- Monday 12 July – Thursday 15 July
- Saturday 17 July – Wednesday 21 July
- Friday 23 July – Saturday 31 July
- Sunday 1 August – Saturday 7 August
- Monday 9 August – Friday 13 August
- Sunday 15 August – Monday 16 August
- Wednesday 18 August – Tuesday 24 August
- Friday 27 August
- Sunday 29 August – Tuesday 31 August
- Slaithwaite – Tuesday 13 July – 9am-1pm – Slaithwaite Civic Hall
- Honley – Wednesday 14 July – 9am-1pm – Honley Village Hall
- Huddersfield – Wednesday 14 July – 10am-1pm – Cathedral House
- Clayton West – Thursday 15 July – 9am-1pm – Darby and Joan Club
- Honley – Friday 16 July 9am-12pm – Honley Village Hall
- Batley – Friday 16 July – 9am-6pm – Batley & Spen Vaccination Centre, Whitaker Street
- Huddersfield – Friday 16 July – 2pm-5pm – Umar Mosque, Birkby
- Huddersfield – Friday 16 July 3-6.30pm – Meltham Sports and Community Centre
- Batley – Saturday 17 July – 9am-6pm – Batley & Spen Vaccination Centre, Whitaker Street
- Huddersfield – Saturday 17 July – 10am-1pm & 3-6pm – Cathedral House
- Huddersfield – Saturday 17 July – 12-7pm – Greenhead Park
- Slaithwaite – Saturday 17 July – 9am-1pm – Slaithwaite Civic Hall
- Batley – Sunday 18 July – 9am-6pm – Batley & Spen Vaccination Centre, Whitaker Street
- Huddersfield – Sunday 18 July – 12-7pm – Greenhead Park
- Honley – Monday 19 July 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm – Honley Village Hall
- Huddersfield – Wednesday 21 July – 10am-1pm – Cathedral House
- Clayton West – Thursday 22 July – 9am-1pm – Darby and Joan Club
- Slaithwaite – Friday 23 July – 9am-1pm – Slaithwaite Civic Hall
- Clayton West – Saturday 24 July – 9am-12.30pm – Darby and Joan Club
- Honley – Saturday 24 July 9am-12.30pm – Honley Village Hall
- Huddersfield – Saturday 24 July – 10am-1pm & 3-6pm – Cathedral House