'We are delivering vaccinations almost as soon as we receive them'

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Medical teams have now administered 3700 vaccinations to patients from Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow (CHAW).

The majority of the vaccinations took place at Wilmslow Health Centre but some smaller clinics were also held this week at individual practices using the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine.

Additionally, clinicians have been attending those who are housebound and in the older age groups.

Over 700 people aged 75 to 79 have been vaccinated so far.

Another delivery of the Pfizer jabs is expected on Thursday, 28th January, so larger clinics are planned at Wilmslow Health Centre for Friday and Saturday with 1,100 patients invited to attend so far, almost all of whom will be from the 75 to 79 age group.

Dr Amar Ahmed, Partner at Wilmslow Health Centre, said "We are delivering vaccinations almost as soon as we receive them and many staff have cancelled annual leave just to work on getting the jabs delivered.

"The more vaccine we are given, the faster we can work through the priority groups to reach the younger populations."

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Duncan Herald
Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 5:09 pm
Info sought please.
If a pharmacy or Medical Centre or whatever give vaccine inoculations, are they paid and if so by whom and how much?
I've no objections to them being paid, I'm simply curious.
Mercedes Dawson
Monday 1st February 2021 at 8:08 pm
Hi, Not sure about pharmacists but GPs get paid £12.58 per injection but they don’t receive this payment until the second dose is given.
Eric Rowland
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 11:41 am
As far as I know, yes, they are paid. The exact amount, and by whom, I don't know.
Sandra Cox
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 2:38 pm
Various sites on the internet say GPs and pharmacies are paid £12.58 per vaccine - double that if two vaccines are needed.

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