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‘Grab A Jab’ weekend set to go ahead in Preston and Lancashire

Posted on - 25th June, 2021 - 10:47am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay
A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay

Everyone aged 18 and over who has not had their first Covid-19 vaccine yet is encouraged to ‘grab a jab’ this weekend.

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Over 15 walk in and pop up centres will be open across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Sites include Preston’s St Johns Shopping Centre, Blackburn Cathedral, Charter Walk in Burnley, Lancaster Town Hall, as well as the new pop-up vaccination clinics in Chorley and Rossendale.

Anyone over 18 will be able to walk-in and get their jab at convenient sites while going about their usual weekend business, without needing to book a time in advance.

Read more: Preston City Council confirm this week’s walk-in Covid vaccination centres

The NHS will shortly launch a new online service enabling people to simply enter their postcode to find their nearest walk-in site and text messages will be sent to people living nearby who have not had their first dose yet.

The move comes as the NHS continues the final push to vaccinate everyone, following the watershed moment last Friday when every adult in the country became eligible for the jab.

Over 2 million doses have already been given in the Lancashire and South Cumbria region.

Just over a week since the vaccination programme opened to all adults, almost a third of people aged 18-24 have now been vaccinated.

People who attend a walk-in clinic for their first dose will have their vaccination record updated online and will then be able to book in their second dose appointment using the national booking system.

Four in five adults have now received their first dose of the jab, with three in five already fully vaccinated after receiving two doses.A full list of walk-in sites is available at www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getmyjab.



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