A new Covid-19 vaccination clinic will welcome residents to Moor Park for first, second and booster jabs.Advertisement
The drive-through and walk-in Moor Park car park site, opposite the Splash Statue at Preston North End Football Club on Sir Tom Finney Way, will open from Wednesday 16 February and operate between 10am to 6pm, seven days a week.
It offers boosters and first and second doses to everyone aged 12 and over.
16 and 17-year-olds can receive their boosters if it has been at least 91 days since their second dose.
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Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire County Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Vaccinations, coupled with sensible precautions to reduce the spread, are still the best protection we have against Covid-19.
“Everyone must be able to have access to a vaccine, and the drive-through vaccination centre allows us to protect even more people.
“It is never too late, so if you are eligible for your first, second or booster dose, please come forward now.”
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The site is part of a national drive to get as many residents boosted as possible due to the Omicron variant and is one of only a few drive-throughs in the UK.
Attendees do not need to book, as anyone eligible can drive in or walk-up.
Visitors can enter the mobile unit for their jab if they are a walk-in or park in a bay in their car.
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Jane Scattergood, Chief Nurse and Senior Responsible Officer for Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “As soon as you are eligible, please do come forward.
“Vaccination is extremely important in our continued fight against Covid-19, and these pop-up sites mean people have more opportunities to get their jab at a time and place that suits them.
“Why not bring the whole family down to get vaccinated together? These services can vaccinate everyone aged 12 and over.
“We will continue to do all we can to protect the communities we serve. It is just as important to get vaccinated now as it was on day one of the programmes. It has never been easier to walk in and get your jab while you are out and about.”
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All adults in England are eligible for a booster vaccine – as long as it has been three months (or 91 days) since their second dose.
People also have to wait 28 days after a positive Covid-19 test result to receive a vaccine (or 12 weeks if aged 12-17).
Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive of Preston City Council, said: “Thanks to everyone’s hard work and mutual support in regular testing and getting their vaccines when invited.
“I would encourage everyone who hasn’t already received a vaccine or who is ready for their second or booster jabs to visit a clinic to keep our city safe.
“The new site allows people to walk in or drive through, enabling a quick and hassle-free way to get vaccinated.
“We are grateful for the support the NHS has given to help get this established and increase vaccinations in the city.”
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For more information, visit www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getmyjab.
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