THE coronavirus vaccination programme in Warrington is progressing well and is continuing at pace.

At present, around 50,000 vaccines have been administered in the town, and the criteria for those eligible has now been expanded to include the top six priority groups.

The order of these groups has been determined by the national Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

They are set out as follows:

  • Group 1: Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • Group 2: All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • Group 3: All those 75 years of age and over
  • Group 4: All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • Group 5: All those 65 years of age and over
  • Group 6: Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group

If you or your friends and family fall into one of these groups and have not yet had your first vaccination, Warrington Hospital is asking you to get in touch.

You should email stating which priority group you fall into, and the hospital will respond with details of how you can book a first vaccination.

Warrington CCG is also asking residents who have received a letter or a text to say that they are now on the shielded patient list to get in contact.

If you have received a shielding letter or text, please email where you will be sent a booking link to arrange for your Covid-19 vaccination.

Conditions which categorise you as at-risk in group six are as follows:

Group six at risk

Group six at risk