'We are delivering vaccinations almost as soon as we receive them'

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Medical teams have now administered 3700 vaccinations to patients from Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow (CHAW).

The majority of the vaccinations took place at Wilmslow Health Centre but some smaller clinics were also held this week at individual practices using the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine.

Additionally, clinicians have been attending those who are housebound and in the older age groups.

Over 700 people aged 75 to 79 have been vaccinated so far.

Another delivery of the Pfizer jabs is expected on Thursday, 28th January, so larger clinics are planned at Wilmslow Health Centre for Friday and Saturday with 1,100 patients invited to attend so far, almost all of whom will be from the 75 to 79 age group.

Dr Amar Ahmed, Partner at Wilmslow Health Centre, said "We are delivering vaccinations almost as soon as we receive them and many staff have cancelled annual leave just to work on getting the jabs delivered.

"The more vaccine we are given, the faster we can work through the priority groups to reach the younger populations."

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Roger Bagguley
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 9:07 am
This team is doing a great job for the people of Wilmslow and the wider community. I nipped in and out in 5 minutes. Job done. What more can we wish for from our NHS.
Laurie Atterbury
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 4:31 pm
Wilmslow Health Centre sure have risen to the occasion; well done all the Doctors, nurses and staff.I'm well down on the list but what you're doing for our community us fantastic.
Peter Croome
Thursday 28th January 2021 at 9:48 am
Kenmore Medical Centre is also doing a great job - my wife has a a potentially serious allergy - Kenmore GPs checked that out most carefully, nothing was too much trouble for them. After deciding she could have the jab, she was called within 48 hours. It is not all about Wilmslow Health Centre.
Laurie Atterbury
Saturday 6th February 2021 at 5:09 pm
Wilmslow Health Centre sure have risen to the occasion; well done all the Doctors, nurses and staff.I'm well down on the list but what you're doing for our community us fantastic.

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