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All Preston and Lancashire residents over 30 can book their Covid jab

Posted on - 26th May, 2021 - 11:21am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Preston's coronavirus vaccination centre in Tithebarn Street Pic: Blog Preston
Preston’s coronavirus vaccination centre in Tithebarn Street Pic: Blog Preston

Everyone in their thirties in Preston and Lancashire are now able to book in their Covid vaccination.

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One million more people aged 30 and 31 will be invited by text over the coming days, leaving only adults between 18 and 29 yet to get the nod to come forward.

However, the Issa Medical Centre are now offering the Pfizer jab to anyone aged over 18 if they or one of their family members has a health condition. People should not contact the national booking system or NHS about this, as it is a specific offer from Issa Medical Centre only.

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People can check their eligibility and book now by calling: 07553 708240 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday or by emailing Kirsty.berry7@nhs.net.

The NHS has now delivered almost 32 million first doses of the jab, and well over 19 million of adults have had both doses, around the UK.

The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up the offer of a jab at one of the 1,600 convenient locations across the country including mosques, museums and rugby grounds.

Jane Scattergood

Nurse and Covid-19 Vaccination Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria Jane Scattergood said: “Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities against Covid-19, with the jabs saving thousands of lives already, and today the biggest and most successful NHS Covid vaccination programme in history is rolling out to everyone in their thirties.

“The offer of a vaccine doesn’t expire so if you are eligible and haven’t booked please do come forward when you’re invited to.”

On the advice of the government and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), people aged 50 and over and the clinically vulnerable are having their second doses brought forward to counter the spread of the Indian variant. Nobody needs to contact the NHS and people will be told to rebook if they need to.

The latest vaccination updates in your area can be seen below

When invited, people will be able to book at one of the vaccination centre, pharmacy or general practice sites across the country that are available through the national booking service.

Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’, including a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment. More appointments are being added to the National Booking Service every day.

People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.

People 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with recently updated JCVI guidance.

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