Vaccination centres get ready to break out the Easter eggs

The Easter Bank Holiday is approaching but that is not going stop the COVID vaccination programme in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Vaccination centres will still be operating to make the most of available supplies and you can book a vaccination if you are in one of the eligible groups.

The East Staffordshire PCN vaccination site at the Pirelli Stadium has patients booked in for Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday. Other sites across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will also be jabbing.

Chris Laing of the PCN said: “We will still be helping to protect our communities against COVID. We may break out the Easter eggs at some point but work won’t stop. The priority for us is still to vaccinate people when we have vaccine to give and patients with appointments. We really couldn’t do this without our volunteers or our hosts here at the stadium.”

Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead for the vaccination programme said: “We will continue protecting people for every day that we are able to. This is another opportunity to thank our staff and volunteers who are making this vaccination programme happen.

“We are continuing to prioritise anyone aged over 50, people who are clinically vulnerable because of a health condition, health and care workers and people who have caring responsibilities.”

If you are unable to book an appointment online you can call 119.