A new Covid-19 vaccination centre opened in Goole in May to help increase the vaccine uptake in our area and protect more residents from the virus.
The new community pharmacy, which is being run by the NHS Vaccination Service, has opened its doors at The Courtyard on Boothferry Road to help step-up the vaccine roll-out in our area. Eligible residents will now be able to book an appointment at centre online or over the phone without having to wait for a slot to become available at their own GP surgery.
A spokesperson for the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “For people in Goole, the nearest large vaccination centres available through the national booking service were previously Scunthorpe Baths Hall or Hull City Hall. “A community pharmacy option is now also being delivered in Goole, and is available for eligible patients to book online or by calling 119. “People are asked to not attend a vaccination site without an appointment, if you can’t book any slots in your preferred location, please try again later, when more appointments are added to the system.” The local GP-led vaccination service in Goole is also continuing to work hard to offer the vaccination to eligible patients, and people can choose to wait until they are contacted by their local practice. Cygnet Primary Care Network (PCN), which comprises the five GP practices in our area including, Bartholomew Medical Group, Montague Medical Practice, Gilberdyke Health Centre, Howden Medical Group and Snaith and Rawcliffe Medical Group, is continuing to offer vaccinations at their PCN hub in Goole, as well as now offering Pfizer vaccines at the other practices. In a statement posted to their social media, Cygnet PCN, said: “We would like to remind our patients that the vaccination clinic at The Courtyard in Goole is not hosted by us or any of our five practices. Please do not contact your GP Practice regarding these clinics as the service is provided by the NHS Vaccination Service so we cannot book you an appointment there or provide any information.
“This service is running alongside us in the efforts to vaccinate our population as soon as possible, and does not replace us.” The spokesperson from the CCG added: “We would kindly ask those not currently eligible to please remain patient and to not currently contact the NHS to seek a vaccine.” Nationally the NHS vaccination programme continues to make strong progress and thanks to the thousands of people involved, the NHS has now offered vaccines to everyone aged 50 and over, as well as millions of health and social care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk. Based on figures published on the NHS website, 13,841 vaccines have been administered to Goole residents up to May 20 and with people aged 30 and over now eligible to have their vaccine and further appointments now available at The Courtyard, these numbers will be set to increase even further in the coming days and weeks. For more information about the vaccine programme or to book a vaccination visit: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.
Pictured is The Courtyard. (27-05-105 SU)