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This page last updated on 03 December 2020

Get your flu vaccination before the countdown to Christmas

GP surgeries and pharmacies in Sefton have been working tirelessly to vaccinate thousands of residents as part of the biggest flu programme in UK history.

Those eligible for a free flu vaccination this year are:-

 Those who are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2021)

People who have certain health conditions:-

 Pregnant women,

 People who are in long stay residential care.

 Those who receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick.

 People who are on the clinically extremely vulnerable patient list and members of their household.

 Frontline health and social care workers.

 Children aged 2 to 3 years, on 31 August 2020.

 All Primary school and year 7 children.

 Children ages 2 to 17 years with long term health conditions.

 If you are eligible, please do not call your practice. Your GP practice will be in touch to let you know the plans for you to get your vaccine.

 If you have been invited to get the free flu vaccine and have not booked your appointment yet, it is not too late.

Dr Craig Gillespie, chair of NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:- "Flu is a potentially fatal illness and one that can spread very quickly. If you are eligible for a free flu vaccine, it is important that you take up that offer. Please be assured that changes have been made to make sure that it is safe for you to have the flu vaccine at GP Surgeries and Pharmacies. These changes include social distancing, hand washing and wearing protection equipment."

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said:- “Flu should not be underestimated. It is a serious illness and can be deadly for those who are vulnerable. The flu vaccination is the best defence we have against the virus. If you're at higher risk from Coronavirus (Covid19), you're also more at risk of problems from flu; and if you get flu and Coronavirus at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill. Therefore, getting the flu vaccine is really important to keep you safe and to reduce pressure on the NHS and social care staff who are already dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic."

Margaret Jones, Director of Public Health for Sefton, said:- "Having the vaccine is the single best way to protect against flu. It not only helps to keep you safe from the virus, but your loved ones and colleagues too. Good hand hygiene is also important in stopping the spread of flu. Catch any coughs and sneezes in a tissue, throw it away and wash your hands, make sure to catch it, kill it and bin it."

For more information or to check whether your eligible for a free vaccine, visit:- NHS.UK.

For more information visit:- SouthportFormbyCCG.NHS.UK.

Bill Esterson MP invites talk on trade

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson has extended an open invitation across the Liverpool City Region to an online trade summit involving politicians, diplomats plus the actress Carey Mulligan and novelist Bonnie Greer, on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. The South African High Commissioner Nomatemba Tambo will join the event along with Shadow International Trade Secretary Emily Thornberry and the rest of Labour's shadow front bench international trade team. Mr Esterson said the day would involve discussion on a range of trade issues focusing on the UK as an independent trading nation in a post Brexit world.

Mr Esterson, Shadow International Trade Minister, said:- "This is a huge opportunity for people to join in the discussion on what trade will and should look like after the Brexit transition period comes to an end. Labour is focused on a trade policy that protects workers' rights around the world, tackles human rights abuses, maintains the highest animal welfare and food import standards and protects our NHS and other public services. We will discuss how leaving the EU will impact on the relationships we have with other countries around the world, and how do we protect the planet from the failure to address the climate and environmental emergency? All these issues will be key when it comes to our international trade agreements, how we negotiate with countries around the world, what goods we allow into our country and how we trade in goods and services around the world.”

Speaking at events throughout the day from 10am, until 6pm, will be the actress and War Child Ambassador, Carey Mulligan, South African High Commissioner Nomatembo Tambo, along with Bonnie Greer OBE, Trade Union representatives, business groups, environmentalists and consumer groups

Mr Esterson added:- “Britain has not had its own independent trade policy for 50 years. The question we face now is: after Brexit, what is Britain's place in the world? It is an exciting time for me to be a part of Labour's Shadow International Trade team, holding the government to account on food standards, workers' rights and the environment post Brexit. It is really important that we develop a trade policy that reflects who we are. Britain's trade policy should protect our environment, our food standards, our public services, and the human rights of people around the world. Whether it's leading the way in tackling the climate crisis, ensuring that we do not sell arms to be used in Yemen, or ensuring trade policy uploads workers' rights; we have an opportunity to shape a progressive and ethical trade policy after Brexit. We will be joined on Tuesday by a fantastic line up of guests to discuss these issues and much more. Our hope is to deepen knowledge and understanding on all sides. We want to host a vibrant and healthy debate on trade policy. Everyone is welcome to join.”

Register to attend and ask questions by clicking on to:- Action.Labour.Org.UK.

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 14,879 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,674,134 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 414, within 28 days of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is:- 60,113, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 69,752.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 15,236. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,315 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,350.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,438,725 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 310,491 confirmed cases.:-

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

National UK Lockdown


 Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 24,233 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,748 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,872 confirmed cases. 14
Sefton, 10,610 confirmed cases..


St. Helens,  7,725 confirmed case.


Wirral, 10,077 confirmed cases.


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The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 9,812 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 5,293 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 15,307 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 9,920 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 9,175 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 9,100 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 48,390 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 31,454 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 14,957 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 7,293 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 12,853 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 13,493 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 10,672 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 10,555 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 8,790 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 8,310 confirmed cases.

 Wigan, 16,765 confirmed cases.



Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

The latest UK R number is estimated at:- 0.9 to 1 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -2% to 0%.

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