Southport MP Damien Moore has thanked volunteers and NHS staff after he received his first Covid-19 vaccination.
The MP urged other people locally, who are eligible, to book their vaccine as soon as possible.
He said: “Getting the jab is the best thing we can do to get back to normal as quickly as possible”.
Sefton is one of a handful of places nationally which has seen a recent rise in Covid cases linked to the Indian variant of concern.
The Indian Coronavirus variant has seen a 44% weekly increase in the number of areas in England recording a case.
The number of new cases increased by 74% in Sefton (99 cases) with dedicated testing sites set up this week in Formby and in Ainsdale.
The NHS is currently offering Covid vaccines to people who are aged 36 or over, or those who will turn 36 before 1st July 2021.
So far in the UK 36,811,405 people have had a first Covid vaccine while 20,546,452 have had a second Covid vaccine (up to 17th May).
Southport MP Damien Moore said: “I would like to thank the volunteers and NHS staff at Hirshman Chemist in Ainsdale for administering my first dose of the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine this weekend.
“A total of 54,051 people in Southport have already had their first vaccine, whilst 27,894 have had their second.
“That’s more than 58% of Southport’s population vaccinated at least once.
“Getting the jab is the best thing we can do to get back to normal as quickly as possible and I would encourage everyone living in Southport if you are eligible and have not booked your vaccine to get the jab done.”