6 new venues to visit for vaccination

Stockport students are being encouraged to get their COVID jab when they start college next week

Mobile vaccination vans will be at Aquinas College, Marple Sixth Form College and St Peter’s Square in the town centre, on Thursday, 9 September. Then Cheadle Sixth Form College, Stockport College and Adswood Community Centre on Friday, 10 September. The vans will be open from 10am to 3pm.

The walk-in locations, which are convenient for students, will offer the Pfizer jab for 16 to 17 year olds first and those aged 18 to 40. Adults over 40 can receive Oxford Astra Zeneca or Pfizer, subject to eligibility. Second doses can be given if 8 weeks (56 days) have passed since receiving the first dose.

The St Peter’s Square pop-up, with its proximity to cafes, businesses and shops, hopes to attract the area’s regulars as well as passers-by. No bookings are necessary.

Thursday, 9 September, from 10am-3pm

  • St Peter’s Square, via Hooper Street, SK4 1AE
  • Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, SK2 6TH
  • Marple Sixth Form College, Buxton Lane, Marple, SK6 7QY

Friday, 10 September, from 10am-3pm

  • Adswood Community College, 231 Garners Lane, SK3 8PW
  • Stockport College, Wellington Road South, SK1 3UQ
  • Cheadle Sixth Form College, Cheadle Road, SK8 5HA

Dr Cath Munro, Chair of NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “As we continue to build a balance between protecting public health and living with COVID-19, it’s important that students and adults go for their first vaccination or complete the course with their second one.

“This week’s pop-up venues in college grounds, and in a popular town centre location, have been planned so they’re easy to get to for students, and staff working in education, surrounding businesses and people passing by. There are 3 pop ups on both Thursday and Friday, so we are trying to make the vaccination process as handy as possible.”

Councillor Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health at Stockport Council, said: “This week’s vaccination venues are open to everyone aged 16 or over and eligible, whether it’s a first-time dose, or someone finishing their vaccination course with their second jab.

“These locations are great because they are convenient for students across Stockport, so we really do hope to see more of our young people wanting to better protect their own health as well as their friends and family.”

Stockport also has several community pharmacies offering walk in and bookable appointments. Visit the Stockport CCG website to view the full range of options in Stockport, and find out how to book.