With over 80% of eligible adults now having received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the mass vaccination centre at Alderley Park has been stood down from 21st September.
During the Phase 2 vaccination campaign spanning the 7 months from February 2021, East Cheshire NHS Trust, which has managed the centre at Alderley Park, has vaccinated over 92,500 residents across all age brackets.
As the vaccine rollout progresses, including the rollout to 12-15 year olds and winter booster jabs for the most at-risk cohorts, vaccinations will continue to be delivered by local GP and pharmacy led services, along with roving and ‘pop-up’ centres across Cheshire.
John Wilbraham, Chief Executive at East Cheshire NHS Trust said,
I would like to pass on our sincere thanks to all the NHS staff and volunteers from the Royal Volunteers Service and St Johns Ambulance who gave up their time to support the vaccination programme at Alderley Park.
“I would also like to thank our partners at Bruntwood SciTech for the use of their facilities and the ongoing support from their staff who have done an incredible job in ensuring the operation has ran smoothly throughout.”
Dr Kath Mackay, Managing Director, Bruntwood SciTech – Alderley Park said,
“We’re really proud to have worked so closely with the NHS to support the local community and play our part in helping to fight the pandemic.
“It’s been our pleasure to provide the facilities for such a vital cause and we’ve loved welcoming so many people to the Park. For many, their vaccination represented a glimmer of hope during a difficult time, so to know that Alderley Park has played a small part in helping to raise spirits is very humbling.
“The closure of the vaccination centre represents a huge success in the national vaccination programme – it’s down to this that we can now re-open the Conference Centre and welcome back events, workshops and meetings.”