The COVID-19 vaccine has started to be offered to people aged 80 and over in Kirklees by groups of GP practices working together from dedicated vaccination centres. As in the rest of the country, this is being done in a phased way.
We had originally planned to offer vaccinations from drive-through centres in Liversedge and Dewsbury. Unfortunately, changes in national guidance meant that we were no longer able to use this approach and had to postpone some appointments that had been made for patients in these areas.
Our 27 North Kirklees GP practices have been working together with the CCG to put in place alternative arrangements. Some of the affected patients have now received their vaccination and the remainder will be contacted by their GP practice to confirm the new arrangements as soon as possible.
Vaccinations will be delivered at the existing centre in Batley and at a newly approved site in Dewsbury town centre (Wellington Road). Patients should advise their GP practice if they require additional support in accessing either of these centres.
The drive-through centre planned for Liversedge will not be used for this current vaccination phase.
We understand that the delay in re-scheduling appointments has been disappointing for patients and are pleased that we have now resolved the matter.