Three new Covid vaccine centres open in Derbyshire this week

Three new coronavirus vaccination centres will open in Derbyshire this week.

Lee Rowley, MP for North Derbyshire, announced on his social media platforms that there will be three more GP surgeries offering vaccinations at a trio of venues.

Springs Health Centre, in Clowne; the Winding Wheel Theatre, in Chesterfield, and Shires Health Centre in Shirebrook, will start offering vaccination appointments this week.

Currently in North Derbyshire there are four sites already operating: Chesterfield Royal Hospital; Stubley Medical Practice, in Dronfield; Sharley Park, in Wingerworth, and Newholme Hospital in Bakewell.

Mr Rowley said, in a post on his Facebook, “I’ve had a number of residents get in touch asking how the process for vaccinating works so that people are ready for when they are called”.

He assured residents who will be vaccination first, and what the requirements are for each priority group.

It equates to just under 250,000 people in Derbyshire, made up of care home residents and care home workers, front line health and social workers, over 80s, over 75s and over 70s and all clinically vulnerable people.

He said in his post that “thousands of people in our area have already had their first jab and that number is increasing all the time”.

Mr Rowley said that GP surgeries will be contacting residents when it is time to be vaccinated, and that “the Royal is concentrating on vaccinating its staff, other health and social care workers and those in the priority groups who have cause to come to the Royal”.

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