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St Mary’s GP surgery in Penwortham sending Covid vaccine text reminders

Posted on - 30th June, 2021 - 10:08am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston News, University campus

St Mary’s GP practice, Penwortham is sending out vaccine reminders via text to encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated to book a jab.

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St Mary’s is also connected to UCLan’s medical centre in the city centre.

The text says: “This is a reminder to book your COVID-19 vaccinations.”

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It also provides a link where you are able to book both doses of your vaccines.

Lancashire and South Cumbria have so far administered more than two million vaccine doses and a third of 18-24 year-olds have now received their first dose.

Jane Scattergood, Covid-19 vaccination director said: “We are in the final weeks of our world-leading vaccination programme, uptake has been fantastic locally and it has been a privilege to help keep people safe and to see the smiles on people’s faces once they’ve had their vaccine.”

This comes after it was announced that there would be multiple walk-in vaccination centre this weekend around Preston.

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Prestonians are being encouraged to ‘Grab a jab’ at one of 15 walk-in vaccination centres this weekend.

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.

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