More than 18,000 people have now been vaccinated in Leamington - but more clinically vulnerable patients are needed to come forward

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in the town is still ahead of target and medical staff said the roll-out is still going very well

Thursday, 25th February 2021, 10:33 am

More than 18,000 people have now been vaccinated in Leamington.

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in the town is still ahead of target and medical staff said the roll-out is still going very well.

Most people over 65 have been had an injection at one of the two sites - Leamington Rehabilitation Hospital in Heathcote Lane, Whitnash, and the Lisle Court Medical Centre in Brunswick Street.

More than 18,000 people have now been vaccinated in Leamington.

But now they are keen to make sure more of those classed as vulnerable patients come forward.

Clinical director for North Leamington PCN Dr Ollie Lawton said they are currently vaccinating the group of people at higher clinical risk, including carers and young adults in residential settings. But they need more people in this large group to come forward.

So far, a total of 8,829 clinically vulnerable patients had had their first injection but there are many more than have yet to come forward.

In total, there 5,870 people left in cohort 1-6 to vaccinate - this includes everyone aged 65 and above, plus the clinically vulnerable patients.

Dr Lawton said they have spare appointments next week at Lisle Court and Rehab Hospital, and are very keen to get them filled.

He added that the only other slight issue is that the vaccine supply has dropped off a little for next week but this is out of their control.

To book an appointment, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.