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Royal Oldham Hospital celebrates 50,000th Covid-19 vaccine

The Royal Oldham Hospital Vaccination Hub, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, is celebrating after administering its 50,000th Covid vaccination.

Royal Oldham staff and volunteers have worked in partnership with Oldham Council, Oldham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and primary care colleagues to administer vaccines to Northern Care Alliance staff, outpatients, council staff and social and care home staff.

The vaccine hub has also been administering second doses for community patients and is currently in the process of undertaking first dose vaccinations for all those over the age of 18.

Targeted vaccination schemes for particular cohorts, including clinical 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, which has recently extended its operating hours to 08:00 – 20:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 08:00 – 18:00 Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

The hub has both pre-booked and walk-in slots available each day. Staff also manage and run two community clinics each week on Wednesdays and Sundays at the Millennium Centre and the European Islamic Centre.

Richard Klimiuk, Directorate 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.”

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