All Prestonians aged 40 and over are now able to book a Covid-19 jab as the NHS vaccination programme continues to go from strength to strength.Advertisement
Appointments are available 8am to 8pm seven days a week from any of the seven large vaccination centres across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
First doses are being offered to anyone aged 40 and over or who has a learning disability, is clinically vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable or an unpaid carer.
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Appointments can be made via the National Booking System (www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccine) or by calling 119.
Since the vaccination rollout began in December 2020, around 938,000 people have been protected with at least one dose in Lancashire and South Cumbria – almost 70 per cent of the adult population.
Residents are being reminded about the importance of getting a second jab to ensure they receive the maximum protection from Covid-19.
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Covid-19 Vaccination Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria Jane Scattergood, said: “The rapid rollout of the NHS vaccination programme, the swiftest in Europe, is down to months of careful planning and sheer hard work by nurses, doctors and countless other staff supported by our incredible volunteers.
“If you’re eligible for the vaccine please do book your appointment as soon as possible, so that you can join the millions of others who are helping to protect themselves and others and continue our progress back towards a normal life.
“NHS staff are still working hard to deliver the largest vaccination drive in history, at the same time as providing care for everyone who needs it. So, please play your part by not contacting the NHS to seek a vaccine if you are not eligible yet, you will be invited when it is your time.
“”People can book in at a Vaccination Centre or pharmacy site through the national booking service. Appointments are available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week to give people flexibility for their appointments, including arranging around working hours.
“The NHS currently vaccinates using three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, all of which have been approved as safe and effective by the world-leading medical regulator the MHRA.”
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