Thousands of Kirklees residents get COVID jabs in June
The Council in collaboration with NHS partners have enabled thousands of residents to get their jab this month.
Big numbers in attendance
Through a series of free, pop-up vaccination clinics held across the borough, over 5,000 people have been vaccinated so far by primary care and pharmacy providers. The largest clinic at Honley Village Hall organised by Medicare Chemists on Saturday 19 June, saw 743 people vaccinated in one day. These figures are on top of those people who have been vaccinated through the national booking system.
Why pop-up clinics were needed
The pop-up clinics were organised to increase vaccination uptake where rates were low and where people were at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 such as BAME communities.
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director for Public Health said:
“I am delighted to see such fantastic turnouts for the pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics and would like to thank everyone who has come forward to get their jab. I would also like to thank all our colleagues in the NHS who are delivering these pop-up clinics to keep the residents of Kirklees safe and well.
Every vaccination matters in the fight against the virus and so it was important that we took the vaccine to the people to make sure as many eligible people as possible could protect themselves and those around them from getting seriously ill with COVID-19.”
Details of future clinics
For details of upcoming pop-up clinics, please visit our website: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/covid19-vaccination-programme.aspx