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Wesham pharmacy operating AFC Fylde Covid vaccination centre urges Preston to get jabbed

Posted on - 22nd June, 2021 - 6:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Health, Politics
28 per cent of Preston residents are yet to receive their first dose. Pic: Businessworld.IN

Wesham pharmacy has urged Preston residents to get vaccinated following a reported rise in Covid-19 cases across the city.

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The latest figures show that Preston’s rates have risen to 326 transmissions for every 100,000 people. 53 per cent of all adults have received both jabs, but 28 per cent have not received their first dose.

The pharmacy, which runs the centre at AFC Fylde Stadium, is now encouraging all eligible people to book their vaccinations to help decrease rates.

Read more: Covid vaccine set to become mandatory for care workers across Preston and Lancashire

Preston-based Medical Director, Dr Gerry Skailes, said: “The very best way to protect people is to limit the numbers in our hospitals so that only those that need to be there are on our sites.

“Although it is still possible to get Covid after being vaccinated, you are less likely to be seriously ill if you have had both vaccinations.”

With those aged 18 and over now able to make their appointments, almost everyone in the country is on track to receive their first jab if everyone does their part to protect themselves.

Vaccinations are crucial, with new variants cropping up with higher transmission rates, even among those previously vaccinated.

Additionally, Covid patients have recently tripled at Preston hospitals in a single week.

Book your vaccination by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination or by calling 119.


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