The Hindley and Ince vaccination centre is now up and running at St Peter's Pavilion.
St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley has been transformed into a vaccination centre by Wigan Borough CCG in partnership with GP services provider SSP Health, leading the inoculation of people across Ince, Hindley and Hindley Green for the Primary Care Network.
Staff from SSP Health surgeries across Wigan, Hindley PCN and volunteers from Wigan Borough CCG, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and Wigan Council are involved in the initiative.
The vaccination centre will now operate continually as more vaccine becomes available.
Dr Shikha Pitalia, SSP Health Director and GP who is also Chair of Wigan GP Alliance said: “It was an absolute honour and privilege to lead this vaccination programme for our patients and others in Wigan.
“It has been really successful, and I am so proud of the team. Huge thanks to our staff, the CCG and Hindley PCN – including Clinical Director Dr Sanjay Wahie – for making this happen.
“The relief and gratitude shown by many of the elderly people who are now vaccinated makes all the hard work so worthwhile. Hopefully, the work at this centre is one more step in the right direction in defeating this disease.”