Over 15,000 people received the vaccine in just one week.
More than 94,000 people registered at GP practices in Manchester have now received the COVID-19 vaccination, Manchester City Council has revealed, with over 15,000 people receiving their first dose in just one week. The news comes as the UK ticks over the 16m vaccination mark, with over half a million now having received the second dose.
The vaccine has so far been offered to those in the government’s first priority groups – including the over 80s, some over 70s, the clinically extremely vulnerable and health and social care workers. Manchester also successfully vaccinated all those living and working in care homes (who consented to receive the vaccine) last month, rolling out the vaccination programme across 56 care homes.
A small number of Manchester GP practises have also begun rolling out the vaccine to the homeless, adding them to their priority list to protect them from the virus.
Manchester currently has thirteen vaccination centres across the city, including Manchester Tennis Centre, Chancellors Hotel, Irish World Heritage Centre, Newton Heath Health Centre, Plant Hill Clinic, The Grange Community Resource Centre, The Jain Community Centre, The Vallance Centre, Woodhouse Park Active Lifestyle Centre, Everest Pharmacy Whalley Range, Wilbraham Pharmacy Whalley Range, Superdrug Pharmacy Piccadilly Gardens and Wellfield Pharmacy Cheetham Hill.
*Information correct as of 14th February.