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Vaccine supplies to Cheshire East will be stepped up again, having been ‘throttled back’ by government.

That’s according to Labour council leader Sam Corcoran, who also admitted there had been ‘teething problems’ at the opening of the mass vaccine centre at Alderley Park.

Providing his daily update on Twitter this morning (March 10), Cllr Corcoran said: “The vaccination programme is going very well, indeed it was going so well that there was a government decision to throttle back the supply of vaccines to Cheshire East so that other areas could catch up.

“I did have some concerns about the mass vaccination site in Alderley Park being set up at the same time the vaccine supply was being throttled back.

“Indeed, there were some teething problems but I am pleased to report the vaccine supply in Cheshire East is now increasing again.”

“Over-55s should receive a letter shortly. You can go into a mass vaccination centre using the national booking system, or you can wait — probably only for a few days — to be invited by your GP to a local vaccination centre, organised by primary care networks.”

Yesterday, deputy CEC leader Cllr Craig Browne revealed the Alderley Park site was currently delivering 650 jabs per day, with capacity to do 1,000.

He added that there were plans to expand this figure even further in the coming weeks.

Cheshire East’s rate of infection is currently 63 cases per 100,000 residents, with the England average 62.8.

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