Macclesfield walk-in vaccination clinics confirmed in response to Omicron
23 December 2021
Anyone who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination will be able to get their jab at Waters Green Medical Centre in Macclesfield on December 29th, 30th and 31st 2021.
With thousands of residents in and around Macclesfield eligible for a first, second or booster dose, staff at the Sunderland Street site have answered the call to help vaccinate the nation following the emergence of the Omicron variant.
Subject to demand, it is estimated that as many as 10,000 vaccinations could be administered at the town centre vaccination centre across the three days:
- Wednesday, December 29th 2021 (8am-8pm)
- Thursday, December 30th 2021 (8am-8pm)
- Friday, December 31st 2021 (8am-4pm)
Macclesfield Primary Care Network Clinical Director Dr Joe Banns said “We are delighted to be able to offer these three walk-in clinics to help vaccinate Macclesfield. The clinics are open to anyone who is eligible – not just registered patients – and are a result of a true team effort.
“Clearly, the nature of a walk-in clinic dictates that demand can fluctuate from one moment to the next. To help manage this, we are sequencing invitations to registered patients across the three days and ask for patience while we vaccinate people as quickly as we can.
“We are also working closely with Cheshire East Council, highways officers and local businesses to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.”
Patients attending the medical centre for vaccinations are advised that they will only be able to attend on foot as the car park will be closed for the duration of the vaccination clinics to support safe patient flow in and out of the building.
People are asked to enter the building via the car park on Boden Street and follow the signs. Patients with limited mobility can be dropped off and collected at the front door.
Vaccination is clinically-proven to reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 and your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.
Anyone who is unable to attend one of the walk-in clinics can instead arrange their COVID-19 vaccination appointments via the National Booking Service (or by calling 119).
More information about Cheshire’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is available here