Drop-in vaccine centres in Sunderland as cases of delta variant more than double - Dates, times and locations

Sunderland City Council’s health boss has urged people to ‘take up both doses of the vaccine’ as cases of the Delta variant more than double in one week.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 1:26 pm
A vaccine drop-in centre will be held at Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre as cases of covid surge in the area
A vaccine drop-in centre will be held at Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre as cases of covid surge in the area

Public Health England has confirmed that 639 cases of the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, have been recorded in Sunderland by June 23.

In the seven days leading up to June 23, 359 more cases of the variant were recorded in Sunderland – meaning cases have doubled from 280 cases recorded the week before.

Health chiefs are now urging the people of Sunderland to ‘get vaccinated and take up both doses of the vaccine’ as protection against the virus.

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Drop-in clinics for first vaccines only will be set up this weekend across Sunderland.

They will be at:

Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre –

9am to 5pm on Saturday, July 3

9am to 12pm on Sunday, July 4

Houghton Primary Care Centre –

9am to 5pm on Saturday, July 3

Millfield Medical Group Practice –

2pm to 5pm on Saturday, July 3

Riverview Health Centre –

9am to 12pm on Saturday, July 3

Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre –

9am to 12pm on Sunday, July 4

Riverview Health Centre –

9am to 12pm on Sunday, July 4

This comes as figures published on Monday, June 28 show there are at least 6,442 cases of the variant, which nationally makes up more than 99 per cent of new cases of Covid, recorded across the North East.

Executive Director of Public Health and Integrated Commissioning Gerry Taylor confirmed that in the fortnight ending 21 June, 64 percent of Sunderland cases were probable or confirmed Delta variant.

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She said: “With cases of the Delta variant rising rapidly in Sunderland along with the rest of the region, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated and to take up both doses of the vaccine. A recent study has shown that having two doses is highly effective against the Delta strain.

"Being vaccinated continues to offer the best form of protection against Covid, so it’s vital that if you haven’t had your first dose of the vaccine yet, you sign up for it now at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus and when you get your invitation to go for your second dose, you take this up at the earliest opportunity. "

More than 150 new covid cases were recorded in Sunderland on Sunday, the highest numbers since January.

The health chief continues to urge people of Sunderland to follow basic guidance around hands, face, space and fresh air.

Ms Taylor added: “Given these figures and how much more easily the Delta variant spreads, we all need to be doing everything we can to help reduce its transmission.”

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