The drive to get as many people as possible in Kirklees vaccinated against Covid-19 has been stepped up.
Four new vaccination centres are opening in Kirklees this week. These are: Slaithwaite Civic Hall; Clayton West Darby and Joan Club; St Andrews Methodist Church, Liversedge; and Whittaker Street Mosque in Batley.
Anyone in an eligible group can book a vaccine now using the NHS National Booking System at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.
Asghar Khan, managing director of Medicare Chemists which is providing the new services in Slaithwaite and Clayton West, said: “We’re delighted to be playing our part in the national vaccination programme.
“We’ve been delivering the Covid-19 vaccination at Honley Village Hall since January so have a lot of experience. These new locations offer people in Kirklees more choice about where to have their vaccination, which is great news.”
There are now 11 locations in Kirklees offering vaccinations including a large-scale vaccination centre at John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield.
Last week the Kirklees infection rate rose by 35% and remains one of the highest in the country, prompting the Government to bring in surge testing.
Some local GPs are also continuing to work together to provide vaccination services across the district and are busy contacting patients to offer them appointments.
Steve Brennan, lead for the vaccination programme in Kirklees, said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccinations and the new services give people additional options to choose from.
“All our centres are continuing to offer appointments and have availability so if you are eligible, please don’t delay and book your appointment now. It’s easy to do and will help to protect both you and your loved ones.”
The full list of vaccination centres in Kirklees:
John Smith’s Stadium
Honley Village Hall
Boots, Huddersfield town centre
Cathedral House, Huddersfield
Clayton West Darby and Joan Club
Slaithwaite Civic Hall
Holme Valley Hospital
Knights Pharmacy, Birstall
Dewsbury Health Centre
Whittaker St Mosque, Batley
St Andrews Methodist Church, Liversedge