Inside the new vaccination centre at the Totally Wicked stadium in St Helens
NHS staff are busy administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at Totally Wicked Stadium. home of St Helens RL club, one of the new mass vaccination centres opened this week.
Ten new centres have started administering Covid-19 vaccines in England, joining seven existing "hubs" as well as the hospitals and GP practices enlisted in the nationwide effort to give 15 million people a first dose by February 15.
Around two-thirds of people aged 80 and over in northern England have now received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
A total of 4,740,578 Covid-19 vaccinations had taken place in England between December 8 and January 20, according to provisional NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 320,874 on Wednesday’s figures.
Of this number, 4,303,730 were the first dose of the vaccine, a rise of 318,151 on Tuesday’s figures, while 436,848 were the second dose, an increase of 2,723.
Led by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the centre is an additional option for the people of Merseyside to choose when they are contacted to have their vaccine, alongside primary care and local pharmacy venues.
Vaccination is by appointment only and members of the public are asked not to attend the stadium unless they have been contacted by the NHS.