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Fylde’s Wesham Pharmacy surpass 30,500 Covid-19 vaccinations

Posted on - 12th August, 2021 - 10:41am | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Health, Kirkham, People, Preston News
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Wesham Pharmacy has reached a significant milestone after surpassing 30,500 Covid-19 vaccinations.

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The number is a steady increase from the end of May when booking figures reached 21,000.

A pharmacy representative said as the vaccination programme continues, it is reassuring to see rates steadily increase. Over 86 per cent of Fylde residents have received their first jab, and over 77 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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Richard Hurt, Fylde’s Health Protection Practitioner, said: “Figures will only continue to decrease if we maintain the work we’ve done so far.

“Small things have a big impact, such as regular and thorough hand washing. Evidence shows that around one in three people with Covid-19 displays no symptoms. It’s crucial that everyone continues to test regularly for us to stay ahead of the virus and avoid unknowingly putting anyone at risk.”

Wesham’s vaccination centre is run by a small number of staff and volunteers at AFC Fylde Stadium, who work hard to ensure the operation runs smoothly.

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The representative said it is important that everyone continues to follow lockdown rules and gets vaccinated as soon as possible.

Residents, who are eligible for the vaccination but have not yet received one, are urged to book via the national booking service or by calling 119.

To book, visit – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

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