Our Director goes live with COVID questions
SSP Health Director and GP, Dr Shikha Pitalia, was a guest of Wigan borough’s Director of Public Health, Professor Kate Ardern in her regular Facebook Live Question and Answer event about COVID-19.
Members of the public submitted questions before and during the live event, which was organised by Wigan Council.
Dr Pitalia answered questions on a range of issues including whether housebound patients in Wigan were being vaccinated in their own homes; whether the COVID-19 vaccine affected fertility and why the over-70s were now being asked to apply to be vaccinated.
SSP Health manages 14 GP practices across Wigan and Leigh and Dr Pitalia urged patients to come forward if they had any health concerns, despite the pandemic.
She also stressed how vital it was that people attended for planned screenings and immunisations.
Prof Ardern reassured people about the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine, addressed concerns about new variants and talked through the likelihood of groups such as teachers being prioritised in the next stages of the vaccine rollout.
You can see the Q&A on a link by clicking here