VACCINE HUBS: Drop-in covid centres
Drop-in Covid vaccinations have again being offered across the Liverpool City Region over the weekend in an effort to get as many people protected against the virus as possible.
Centres across the region will be offering first jabs for anyone aged over 18 and second jabs for those who had their first doses more than eight weeks ago.
Centres in Liverpool, Huyton, Southport, St Helens and Widnes have been offering jabs over the weekend including St Helens' Totally Wicked Stadium. These are also alongside the new vaccine hub down at the Pier Head.
More than 1m people have already had at least one dose of the vaccine in the city region, equivalent to around 68% of the region's adults, while around half have had both jabs.
Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been made available.
No appointment was necessary, but people were asked that if you have a vaccination appointment elsewhere make sure you cancel it if you decide to go to a walk-in centre.
Calum Semple, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and professor of child health and outbreak medicine at the University of Liverpool, told Sky News that he does not think it is inevitable that children will be vaccinated saying they “are at incredibly low risk of severe acute disease, and we are now getting data on long Covid and children, and it is relatively uncommon, and it does get better over time.
“So, even there the risks are low, whereas the safety data on children (regarding vaccines) is not entirely complete yet.”
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