People in Sefton encouraged to have their second COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS in Sefton is reminding all residents to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine booked in as soon as possible, to get maximum protection and help curb the spread of the virus across the borough. Following updated national guidance, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are also encouraging people aged over 50 to take up … Continue reading People in Sefton encouraged to have their second COVID-19 vaccine

Be aware and act FAST to help save lives

During Stroke Awareness Month (1-31 May), health professionals in Sefton are reminding people that acting F.A.S.T can help save lives. Stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is essential for anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of stroke to seek medical help immediately because the sooner they do, the less damage … Continue reading Be aware and act FAST to help save lives

Sefton Council welcomes Downing Street COVID briefing praise but urges ongoing caution

Sefton Council has welcomed praise from Jenny Harries, the head of NHS Test and Trace and Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency for the way it is dealing with the COVID variant first identified in India. During the Downing Street briefing last week Ms Harries said, “Sefton, for example, has done a brilliant job recently with rising cases of this variant.” Margaret Jones, … Continue reading Sefton Council welcomes Downing Street COVID briefing praise but urges ongoing caution

Eligible Sefton residents urged to get COVID vaccine as soon as possible

Health professionals are working with Sefton Council to encourage residents to book their vaccinations as soon as they are eligible to help protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.  After some recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the area, local GPs are advising that vaccination is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our communities. Their message to residents who are eligible … Continue reading Eligible Sefton residents urged to get COVID vaccine as soon as possible

Localised testing will help identify and isolate new COVID variant cases in Sefton

Local coronavirus testing is being introduced in Sefton’s Formby area in response to recent COVID-19 outbreaks, which showed cases of the variant first identified in India. Starting from today (Friday 14th May), mobile, drive-through test centres will be set up at Deansgate Lane Park in Formby (L37 3LF) and at Ainsdale Hope on Sandringham Road (PR8 2PJ), and there will be a walk-through test centre at Sefton Professional Development Centre … Continue reading Localised testing will help identify and isolate new COVID variant cases in Sefton