WARRINGTON’S coronavirus vaccination has been on the road this week, making jabs more accessible for communities.

Its latest trip saw it visit provide jabs to scores of eligible employees at a food manufacturing firm in Woolston yesterday morning, Tuesday.

Greencore is a leading manufacturer of convenience foods, which is proud to supply a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient products to retail and food service customers across the UK.

The Woolston branch was delighted to be visited by the bus, which is operated by a partnership between Central and West Warrington Primary Care Network, Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, Warrington’s Own Buses and Warrington Borough Council.

Dr Laura Mount, Warrington GP and clinical director of the Orford Jubilee Hub vaccination centre, said: “Our friendly team of vaccinators, clinic co-ordinators and volunteers were delighted to visit Greencore today and welcome eligible staff onboard to get their first dose of the Covid vaccine.

“We want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for people in Warrington to get their jab.

“The bus provides us with a great way to take Covid vaccinations out into our communities, and when requested to workplaces, and administer the jab safely and efficiently to eligible people who have not been able to visit one of our local vaccination sites.”

Jane Stanton, general manager at Greencore Warrington, added: “Our people are critical to our success, and our first priority is to keep them safe whilst at the same time helping to feed the nation.

Operations manager Richard Martin receives his coronavirus vaccine aboard the bus

Operations manager Richard Martin receives his coronavirus vaccine aboard the bus

“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to protect our people and to support them through this crisis.

“We are delighted to be able to encourage and support our colleagues in getting the vaccination, which is an absolutely critical step in the recovery out of this pandemic.

“We would wholeheartedly encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity.”

After returning for a second vaccination session at Greencore later this week, the next stop on the schedule for the bus will be Warrington Town Hall on Thursday, May 20, for a public drop-in vaccination session.

More details about this session will be announced shortly.

If you are currently eligible to have the vaccine but do not want to wait for the bus, you can book an appointment at a local vaccination site by contacting your GP practice, visiting nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119.

If your workplace would like to be considered for a visit by the vaccination bus, you can email the council’s public health team at publichealth@warrington.gov.uk

You must have staff in your workplace who are eligible to get vaccinated but have not yet visited a vaccination site.