By Leah Conway – KLTV Contributor
A new vaccination centre in Yorkshire is one of ten new centres that opened yesterday, 18 January, across England.
Where is the vaccination centre?
The new centre is in the park-and-ride at Askham Bar, just of the A64 in York.
Those who live within a 45-minute drive and are 80 years old or more will have the option to arrange their jab at this centre.
The opening of the centre is part of a nationwide goal to achieve the Government’s target of offering the vaccination to 15 million people a dose in the UK by 15 February.
John Smith Stadium:
The York vaccination centre is not the only centre across Yorkshire.
Huddersfield’s John Smith Stadium is set to open as a “super vaccine centre” on 1 February. it is predicted the stadium’s centre will be able to offer thousands of jabs each week.
Prior to the opening of Huddersfield vaccination centre, news emerged that some of Kirklees’ elderly were being asked to travel to a clinic in Manchester in order to get their jab.
What about the rest of West Yorkshire?
However, John Smith Stadium is not the only centre across Yorkshire.
Other West Yorkshire vaccination centres opening soon include:
- Spectrum Community Healthcare CIC, Navigation Walk, Wakefield
- Jacob’s Well, Bradford
- Elland Road Stadium, Leeds
Who is eligible for the vaccine?
Currently, the NHS is contacting:
- people aged 80 and over
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers at high risk
Furthermore, to receive the vaccine you need to be registered with a GP in England.
The NHS is contacting and inviting people when it is their turn for a vaccine. They are contacting people by email, letter or through the national booking system (text/phone)
In addition, the NHS is urging people to wait until you receive contact from them for vaccination.
Lastly, they urge the public to continue following Covid-19 Government guidelines in the meantime as well as after you receive the vaccine.