Preston Grasshoppers opens as Covid vaccination centre

Posted on - 6th February, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News
Preston Grasshoppers to become Covid vaccination centre. Pic: Ben Murphy
Preston Grasshoppers is temporarily acting as a Covid vaccination centre. Pic: Ben Murphy

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club has become a Covid-19 vaccination centre.


The centre will operate 8am-8pm seven days a week, and started giving vaccinations from Thursday (4 February).

There will be seven separate vaccination pods and the centre will be managed and staffed by Broadway Pharmacy.

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It will be open until Tuesday 31 August.

The new pharmacy run sites join the five large-scale vaccination centres in Blackburn, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster and Ulverston, 11 hospital hubs and 36 GP-led sites in rolling out the Lancashire and South Cumbria Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Jane Scattergood, nurse and Covid-19 vaccination director for Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “As the expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination programme continues to gather pace, we are delighted to see the opening of five further vaccination sites across Lancashire, to help people to access their vaccinations as easily and quickly as possible.

“If you have received your letter from the NHS, please don’t delay – book your appointment as soon as possible, so we can vaccinate as many people from the highest priority groups as quickly and safely as possible.”

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These new sites will support efforts to get the vaccine out to those in high-risk groups, as quickly as possible. The full list of new locations includes:

  • ACT Centre, Accrington
  • Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
  • Everest Pharmacy, Darwen
  • Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Preston
  • Morecambe Cricket Club (live from 6th February)
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Anne’s

Those who do not wish to have their jab at one of the large-scale vaccination centres or a pharmacy run site can wait to receive an invitation from their GP practice.

Local vaccination centres can be found below

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