The full list of Covid vaccination centres in Derbyshire, as four new sites start offering jabs
Another four Covid vaccination centres have opened in Derbyshire, with more set to launch this weekend.
Coronavirus jabs got under way today, Friday, January 15, at Littlewick Medical Centre, Buxton Medical Practice, Shirebrook Sports Hall and Springs Health Centre, in Clowne.
Staff began administering vaccines at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield yesterday, and injections are due to begin tomorrow at Oaklands Village Commmunity Centre, in Swadlincote, and Wheatbridge Surgery, in Chesterfield.
Despite snow and ice causing widespread travel disruption yesterday and today, Derby & Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is managing the rollout of the
vaccine across the county, said no appointments had to be cancelled.
A spokesman for the group praised staff and volunteers at many centres for going ‘above and beyond’ to ensure vaccinations could continue, with a tractor having to be called in to clear ice from one car park in Shirebrook today.
He added: “All the active primary care vaccination sites in Derbyshire are carrying out vaccinations as planned today, despite challenging weather for some sites at higher elevations.”
Vaccinations will begin at more sites over coming days and weeks, as the huge programme to get the UK’s most vulnerable people and frontline workers protected intensifies.
Those new centres could include pharmacies, with around 200 across England expected to be delivering the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of the month.
The first vaccinations in Derbyshire took place at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Royal Derby Hospital on December 8, followed by the county’s first vaccinations at a primary care site on December 18 at Stubley Medical Centre.
The full list of vaccination sites which will be operating across Derbyshire as of tomorrow, Saturday, January 16, is:
Babington Hospital, Belper
Buxton Medical Practice
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Church Farm Primary Care Centre, Ripley
Derby Arena, Derby
Littlewick Medical Centre (OPENS SATURDAY)
Long Eaton Health Centre, Long Eaton
Newholme Hospital, Bakewell
Oaklands Village Commmunity Centre, Swadlincote (OPENS SATURDAY)
Royal Derby Hospital
St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne
Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Clay Cross
Shirebrook Sports Sports Hall
Springs Health Centre, Clowne
Stubley Medical Centre, Dronfield
Thornbrook Surgery, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Wheatbridge Surgery, Chesterfield
Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield
All vaccinations are by appointment only, with people urged not to attend any vaccination site without one.