LGA responds to announcement of ten further mass vaccination centres opening in England

“Rolling out a vaccine to tens of millions of people is a monumental task, so it is hugely encouraging to see the daily progress on rolling out the vaccine, and councils are in a strong position to support this, working with local health partners using their local knowledge to help ensure our most vulnerable residents are vaccinated as soon as possible.”


covid tester in a mask holding a vial

Responding to the announcement that ten further mass vaccination centres are due to open in England this week with a million over-80s invited to receive the vaccine, LGA Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson, said:

“Rolling out a vaccine to tens of millions of people is a monumental task, so it is hugely encouraging to see the daily progress on rolling out the vaccine, and councils are in a strong position to support this, working with local health partners using their local knowledge to help ensure our most vulnerable residents are vaccinated as soon as possible.

“The vaccines offer us hope but we must continue to follow the rules as the vaccines are rolled out, including after we have been vaccinated, to bring down the high infection rate and ease the pressure on hospital admission, and ultimately prevent more untimely deaths.

“If you do not have a GP, be sure to register so you can be contacted to book a vaccination and once you have been, make sure to attend your appointment on time.”