COVID-19 vaccinations to get underway in community pharmacies

January 22, 2021

Life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations will be delivered from three community pharmacies in Kirklees next week as the roll-out of the vaccine continues.  

The pharmacies providing the vaccinations are: Boots in Huddersfield town centre; Honley Pharmacy (Medicare Chemists); and Knights Oakwood Pharmacy in Birstall.

Those who are eligible are being invited to arrange an appointment through the national booking service.  Only people who have been invited to book an appointment will be able to get their vaccination at a local pharmacy.

Steve Brennan, lead for the Kirklees vaccination programme said, “The NHS vaccination programme is progressing really well across Kirklees and we’re working hard to vaccinate people quickly as supplies become available.  

“Pharmacists are hugely experienced in vaccinating patients and we’re obviously delighted that we now have pharmacies supporting the vaccine roll-out in our area.  This will help us deliver first vaccinations to people who are at the greatest risk from COVID-19 as quickly as possible.”

Pharmacists have excellent clinical skills and deliver the flu vaccine each winter.  The pharmacy sites are safe with plenty of space to manage patients appropriately. 

Vaccinations are also available at local centres provided by groups of GP practices and at a number of large-scale vaccination centres.  Kirklees is set to get its own large-scale centre when the John Smith’s stadium opens.

People do not have to go to a large-scale centre or pharmacy for their vaccination.  They can choose to wait to be contacted by their GP practice for an appointment if they prefer. 

Please don’t contact your GP, pharmacy or NHS for a vaccination.   The NHS will be in touch when it’s your turn. 

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