Wythenshawe to be the first area in the region to receive Covid vaccinations

Manchester City Council announced Wythenshawe will be the first area in Greater Manchester to start vaccinating its residents against coronavirus today.

The council said it was asked to identify an area to start the process based on the number of people aged 80 and over and other logistical reasons with regards to GP groups.

The vaccine is currently being given to people aged 80 and over, care home workers and high risk NHS workers across the UK.

Vaccinations in Wythenshawe will begin on Tuesday, December 15, with more areas to be announced in the coming weeks.

Manchester City Council said people who are eligible will be contacted by their GP to receive their first dose, with the second dose given 21 days later.

The Active Lifestyle Centre will be used as a mass vaccination centre, along with the Manchester Tennis Centre at the Etihad Campus.

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