Residents are still being urged to get a coronavirus vaccination at one of the many walk-in sites across the borough as cases of the virus begin to rise again.

Teams have been set-up around the borough again with the vaccination busses, returning to two major locations again this week to make sure as many people get their jabs as possible.

ESSA Academy as well as Eden Boys’ School in Wolfenden Street is hosting a vaccination bus until this Sunday for everyone over the age of 18 who has not received their first dose and people who had their first dose there approximately eight weeks ago.

Other walk-in vaccination sites will operate from the Market Place Shopping Centre and Horwich RMI Club during the week ahead.

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “Unfortunately, cases are rising again in Bolton and the message remains the same despite the easing of restrictions nationally this week: please continue with twice weekly testing and get vaccinated.

“This period is crucial, and there are still thousands of people who haven’t had their first dose yet. I would urge everyone who is eligible for their vaccination to take advantage of one of our walk-in clinics this week. We appreciate some people might still be hesitant, but all of our sites will happily discuss any concerns about getting the vaccine.

“People need two doses of the vaccine for the best protection against becoming seriously unwell or being admitted to hospital, so we are making a few return visits to key sites to make it easier for them to access their second dose, and also get their first if they haven’t yet done so.”

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