The Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow, cut the ribbon at the opening of the Lancashire Vaccination Centre in Fulwood this week.Advertisement
At a socially-distanced ceremony on Monday 28 September, the Mayor officially announced the centre – believed to be one of the first of its kind nationally – open.
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At 8am the centre welcomed its first patients into a purpose-built, Covid-safe facility designed to deliver thousands of NHS flu vaccinations over the next two weeks and beyond if demand continues.
Operating from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, initially for two weeks between 28 September and 11 October, the Lancashire Vaccination Centre is located at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club.
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Michael Ball, Service Lead, said: “We were delighted to have the Mayor open our vaccination centre and would like to thank him for supporting the flu vaccination programme.
“As a provider of the national NHS flu vaccination service we are pleased to contribute to achieving the national target of vaccinating 75 per cent of eligible groups this winter.
“Initial signs are that uptake has been greater than in previous years and we are pleased to confirm that we have sufficient stock of flu vaccines to vaccinate up to 10,000 people from across Lancashire.”
The centre is open during the early part of the flu season to help people protect themselves before the infection takes hold.
Bookings are being taken now via the Lancashire Vaccination Centre website and on 01772 286 246.
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