32,000 Vaccines Delivered to our patients in Macclesfield
Our vaccination programme kicked off at Waters Green Medical Centre on the 8th January 2021, and thanks to the amazing effort of everyone involved in these clinics, we have now completed the vaccination of our most vulnerable patients.
With the help and support of our volunteers, the six practices in the Macclesfield Primary Care Network have delivered over 32,000 vaccines to the population of Macclesfield, whilst also continuing to offer routine and urgent care to our patients. We are so proud to have been part of this, and for the contribution we were able to make to the national vaccine programme.
Thank you to everyone who was involved, we couldn’t have done it without you.
A huge thank you to our dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly to deliver the vaccine programme alongside their increasingly busy workload.
They have done early starts and late finishes, worked their days off and at weekends and put in many hours of overtime to ensure that we could deliver the vaccine safely and as quickly as possible.
Our positive mantra throughout was “Let’s get this done!”
We made a shout out for help on social media, and you answered!
We had 55 volunteers come forward to offer their help and from these came our truly amazing team of 25 regular volunteers who attended nearly every clinic, whatever the weather or the day of the week!
We were also lucky to have the support of 6 dedicated and enthusiastic clinical volunteers who regularly attended our clinics to support our GPs and nurses.
Thank you to our patients, for your patience and understanding whilst we were rolling out the vaccine programme, for helping us to follow the guidance at the clinics to keep everyone safe, and for cheering along our volunteers and staff. We really appreciated the biscuits and sausage rolls!
We have loved hearing the feedback from your experiences at the clinics.
Our Community Centre
We couldn’t have delivered the programme so quickly and safely without the help and support of the Macclesfield Community Centre and the centre manager who was always there to help.
We used the hall to deliver each of our AstraZeneca Clinics, delivering up to 1440 vaccines per clinic from this site.
What happens next?
We have now completed the vaccination of our most vulnerable patients (Groups 1 – 9) and our focus must now be on getting back to normal general practice work.
The local mass vaccination centres and pharmacies are mobilised and ready to offer significant numbers of vaccines, so our vaccination service is no longer needed. We are certain that you will be able to access these vaccination centres without issue, and with more flexibility of appointments than we could offer.
Any patients in groups 10 – 12 (adults aged 18 – 49), you will now be able to access a vaccine through local centres such as Alderley Park and Andrews Pharmacy, once your age group has become eligible.
Please dial 119 or visit the link below to book your vaccination when you are eligible to do so.
Frequently Asked Questions
All adults in England can now book their first Covid-19 vaccination. This can be done by phoning 119 or clicking here to book your vaccine online.
The closest vaccination centres are:
Andrews Pharmacy Vaccination Clinic
71 Kennedy Avenue
Alderley Park Vaccination Centre
Alderley Park Conference Centre,
We are offering small clinics for patients in this cohort who still need a second dose; please get in touch with your practice for more information.
COVID-19 vaccination status is available if you:
- have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine)
- were vaccinated in England
- are aged 16 or over
Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
You can demonstrate your status using the NHS app or website, or requesting a vaccination status letter be posted to you. For more details on how to do this, please see the link below:
Unfortunately, we do not have any confirmed information as of yet about the delivery of booster jabs, but as a network we are starting to organise for the possibility of delivering these in September. As soon as we have any further details we will let you know.