Salford Royal celebrates 50,000th COVID-19 vaccine
Salford Royal’s Hospital Vaccination Hub, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is celebrating after administering its 50,000th COVID vaccination.
Salford Royal staff and volunteers have worked in partnership with Salford City Council, local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care colleagues to administer vaccines to Northern Care Alliance staff, patients, members of the public, council staff, social care staff and staff in care homes.
The vaccine hub has also been administering 2nd doses for community patients and is currently in the process of undertaking 1st dose vaccinations for all those over the age of 18. Targeted vaccination schemes for particular cohorts, including clinically vulnerable young carers and now pregnant women over 12 weeks, have also taken place at the site.
Both the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines are offered at the site, operating flexible hours to cater to the requirements of the local community.
The hub has both pre-booked and walk-in slots available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Staff are also running pop up clinics in the community, including at the University of Salford where a successful clinic was recently delivered, administering 1st and 2nd doses to members of the public, staff and students.
Nick Gardner, Operations Manager, Vaccination Hub said:
“It’s fantastic to reach the 50,000 jab milestone. A huge thank you must go to all staff involved in our hub, past and present, clinical and administrative, who without them, this important work to keep everyone safe would not have been possible.
“We don’t want to stop at 50,000 of course so I’d like to encourage anyone who hasn’t yet taken up their offer of a vaccine to pop on down and see us. We’re happy to listen to any questions you may have about the vaccine and our clinical experts will happily guide you through the process.
“Having your COVID-19 vaccine is quick, simple and helps protect you and those you love from the virus.”