by timpickstone on 11 February, 2021
As of Wednesday (10 February 2021) 28,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will have been given across Bury’s four community vaccination centres. This means that just over 15% of the eligible population (182,100) have been given at least one of the two jabs necessary to protect against the potentially fatal illness. A huge thank you to everyone who has been making this tremendous effort possible.
The Council is now supporting GPs to contact any remaining people in groups 1-4 to make sure they are booked in, and a programme of vaccinating eligible housebound people is well under way. The Council is also offering transport to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and cannot easily get to the vaccination centres as part of its humanitarian work with the group.
Bury’s jabs are being carried out by medical staff at four vaccination centres run by the Primary Care Network: the Elizabethan Suite in Bury, Bealey’s in Radcliffe, Ramsbottom Civic Hall, and Prestwich Walk-in Centre
If you have any of the three most common symptoms of coronavirus – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – we urge you to get tested to protect yourself and the people around you. Please get tested within the first 3-5 days of symptoms.
A range of testing options is available right across the borough:
No appointment needed at Bury’s walk-through testing centre, open 10am-3pm, Monday – Friday: Chesham Fold, 95 Chesham Fold Road, Bury BL9 6JZ.
By appointment 8am-8pm, with some locations open seven days a week, at Department for Health & Social Care testing centres:
• The former Radcliffe Pool car park, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe • Whitefield Library, Pinfold Lane, Whitefield
• The Metro Christian Centre, 13 Parkhills Road, Bury
• Longfield Centre car park (via Rectory Lane), Prestwich
• Great Eaves Road test site, Great Eaves Road, Ramsbottom
Bury’s drive-through testing site at Waterfold Business Park is open by appointment only.
For the latest information about testing and availability visit www.bury.gov.uk/coronavirus-testing or call 0161 253 5515.Leave a comment