Lancashire residents are to benefit from an NHS flu vaccination centre to help protect as many of the at risk groups as possible this winter.Advertisement
Operating from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, between Monday 28 September and Sunday 11 October, the Lancashire Vaccination Centre in Preston is thought to be one of the first of its kind nationally.
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Located just off junction 32 of the M6 and junction 1 of the M55 at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, the centre is being built to offer COVID-safe, efficient vaccinations with parking to manage the expected number of patients.
Michael Ball, Service lead said: “It is vital that as many of the over 65 years age group and other at risk groups as possible receive an NHS flu vaccination this winter.
“It isn’t clear how seasonal flu may combine with COVID 19 and the impact that might have for individuals, communities and the NHS. We have set up this centre to help provide a facility that can protect the population of Lancashire at this critical time.”
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Booking an NHS flu vaccination at the Lancashire Vaccination Centre has been made as simple as possible with online booking while telephone booking is also available for those who would prefer.
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The team at Lancashire Vaccination Centre have advised people that to help avoid spreading the flu this winter there are some simple steps we can all take that are recommended by the NHS:
⦁ Wash your hands often with warm water and soap
⦁ Use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
⦁ Bin used tissues as quickly as possible and wash your hands afterwards
Bookings are being taken now here and on 01772 286 246.
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