An Update from the Middlewood Partners

A message from the Middlewood Partners

The end of another busy week in our Vaccination Clinics and again an amazing effort by all involved.  Over Friday and Saturday this week we vaccinated approximately 1700 people meaning we have now vaccinated nearly 7000 people in total.

We make no apology, in again, thanking everyone from our team of administrators booking patients in for their vaccinations, to several volunteer health care professionals who have come out of retirement to administrate vaccinations.  As always a mention needed for our volunteer Marshalls both inside and outside the hall who have been guiding everyone to the right place, in a timely and calm manner – thank you to you all.

Please see our separate Blog welcoming back Dr Wayne Maxwell and Dr Debbie Maxwell who have ‘come out’ of retirement to support our vaccination programme.

We are extremely proud of the safe, efficient and effective Vaccination Centre we have established at the Civic Centre in Poynton and have the capacity to run multiple clinics as soon as our vaccines arrive. We are aware that everyone is keen to know when the next age cohorts are scheduled to be vaccinated however it is important to state again that we are  wholly dependent on NHS England for the delivery of the Covid vaccines to Middlewood and unfortunately we do not control the delivery schedule. However once notified by NHS England of our next deliveries due to arrive over the coming weeks , we will invite people in the next age cohort (people aged over 65) and individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality for their first doses of the vaccines as determined by national guidance.

Whilst we have worked hard to invite all of our eligible cohorts so far, we would like to ask you that if you, or someone you know, who is a patient with  The Middlewood Partnership is:

o   over 70 years of age

o   clinically extremely vulnerable

o   health and social care worker

and not yet had their first vaccine, please contact us and we can prioritise you for a vaccination at the next available clinic.

We continue to advise everyone that, even though you have received your first vaccination, please stay safe and continue to adhere to all the national guidance.  We are making progress, but we cannot emphasise enough the importance of continuing with all measures to maintain this progress and minimise the transmission of the virus.

Please as before, during this very busy time wherever possible and appropriate, remember to use self-care and your local pharmacy team to deal with any minor illness.