Drive-through flu vaccinations happening in Longridge

Posted on - 23rd October, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley News
Rotary Club volunteers at the drive thru vaccination centre in Longridge
Rotary Club volunteers at the drive-through vaccination centre

Drive-through flu vaccinations have been taking place in Longridge with support from a group of dedicated volunteers.


Longridge and North Preston Rotary Club has been supporting Berry Lane Surgery by organising covered tents and traffic management while they give out drive-through flu vaccinations.

People are able to stay in their cars for the whole process, which is done within a few minutes.

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The first two of the three allocated Saturdays have been completed, with around 700 people vaccinated on each day.

Tents set up for the drive thru vaccinations in Longridge
Tents set up for the drive-through vaccinations in Longridge

A spokesperson for the Rotary said: “It’s been a great way for our Rotary Club to support the local community and Berry Lane Surgery.

“A number of people have also asked if we get paid for our time. As a local Rotary Club and registered charity all the members in our club are volunteers and provide their time and equipment for free at all events.”

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The club relies on the support of the local community at fundraising events, and despite the challenges of this year, they have managed to raise and donated over £2,500.

The next drive-through fly vaccination will take place on Saturday 31 October. People wanting a vaccination will need an appointment from the surgery.

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