Today marks the one year anniversary of the mass vaccination site at Saints. Over the past twelve months, we have seen hundreds of thousands of local people step forward to receive their vaccinations to protect themselves and those around them.
Councillor Anthony Burns and council Chief Executive Kath O’Dwyer joined local NHS staff and Saints CEO Mike Rush at the site today to thank staff for their incredible achievements.
Council Leader David Baines says: “The way that our local NHS, GPs, St Helens RFC and our own Council Public Health team have all worked together to deliver a world class vaccination programme has been incredible. My thanks go to everyone involved in delivering around 390,000 doses, and to the tens of thousands of residents who have done the right thing and come forward to get vaccinated.”
Councillor Anthony Burns, St Helens Borough Council Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Culture and Heritage said: “The vaccination programme across the borough has been a fantastic success and the fact that we have administered so many jabs in one year at the Mass Vaccination Centre shows just how far we have come. It was a fantastic achievement by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the council, our partners in the CCG and the volunteers and is testament to that St Helens Together ethos that we managed to deliver the centre at Saints, the first mass vaccination site in the area.
“And let’s not forget the brilliant support of residents who have come forward for their jabs in their thousands. You have all kept people safe and for that we will always be grateful.”