Health bosses have approved a plan for Lichfield Cathedral to be used as a coronavirus vaccination centre.
The proposal will see medics from The Westgate Practice and Langton Medical Practice deliver the vaccines from next week.
The plans have bow been approved by the Clinical Commissioning Group.
A spokesperson for The Westgate Practice said:
“We are expecting a delivery of the Pfizer Vaccine week commencing 11th January.
“We will be following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation guidance with regards to the order in which vaccines are given to different groups in the community.
“We will therefore be offering vaccines first to those at highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complications or dying from COVID-19.
“Patients will therefore be contacted in order of JCVI advice. Please be patient as we can only deliver the vaccines at the speed at which they are supplied.”The Westgate Practice spokesperson
The vaccination programme in Lichfield had initially been due to begin in December, but the delivery of the vaccinations was pushed back to this month by NHS chiefs.
The Westgate Practice said the plan was now for both types of approved vaccines to be delivered as part of the roll-out.
“An initial date of late December 2020 was given to us by NHS England for our first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine, and even though we were ready to get started on the vaccination programme this date was put back.
“Due to the logistical planning needed in transporting and administering the Pfizer vaccine, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be used for our care homes.
“Our staff are ready and eager to support the delivery of the vaccinations and will be working additional hours where necessary to deliver these vaccines.”The Westgate Practice spokesperson