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Covid-19 autumn booster pop up locations in Preston

Posted on - 11th October, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Deepdale, Friargate, Fulwood, Garstang, Health, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston Docks, Preston News, Riversway
Mobile vaccination clinic. Pic: Caritas care
A mobile vaccination clinic in use in 2021 Pic: Caritas care

Lancashire’s Covid-19 autumn booster outreach campaign was officially launched in Preston last month.

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Two mobile vaccine units (MVUs) were deployed at Preston College on Tuesday 27 September and Wednesday 28 September.

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The vans will support the national vaccination effort and will be deployed to various locations across the county targeting those that have previously been in low up take areas.

Here is a full list of where the mobile vaccination units will be available from 10am to 4pm:

  • Tuesday 11 October – Fishergate Shopping Centre
  • Wednesday 12 October – Morrisons Blackpool Road
  • Saturday 15 October – Fishergate Shopping Centre
  • Tuesday 18 October – Morrisons Preston Docks
  • Tuesday 25 October – Morrisons Preston Docks
  • Wednesday 26 October – Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Friday 28 October – Morrisons Blackpool Road
  • Thursday 3 November – County Hall Preston

Read more: NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria delivers 100,000 COVID-19 autumn boosters

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Working in partnership with NHS vaccination leads across the patch, Lancashire County Council’s Public Health team has developed the Mobile Vaccine Unit model, which will utilise a fleet of repurposed vans that were
previously used to test residents for Covid-19.

Anyone who is eligible for their autumn booster, or those who are not up-to-date with their vaccinations, can pop down with no appointment needed to boost their immune system ahead of the winter months.

Cllr Jennifer Mein and County Cllr Michael Green with the mobile vaccination vans at Preston College
Cllr Jennifer Mein and County Cllr Michael Green with the mobile vaccination vans at Preston College

A seasonal autumn booster is available for:

  • All adult aged 50 years and over
  • All carers plus residents and staff of care homes
  • All frontline health and social care workers
  • Anyone immunosuppressed and household contacts
  • Working in partnership with NHS vaccination leads across the patch,
  • Lancashire County Council’s Public Health team has developed the Mobile
  • Vaccine Unit model, which will utilise a fleet of repurposed vans that were
  • previously used to test residents for Covid-19.

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Cllr Jennifer Mein, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Preston City Council, said: “Preston College was chosen for launch of the Mobile Vaccination Units as we had tremendous take up last time we visited this location and we hope to reach as many people as possible again this year.

“Community-led volunteers from the college will help to deliver leaflets to their local community, many of whom will be eligible.

“We are urging people to stay well and healthy this winter by offering lots of different ways in which you get your booster jabs nice and early, ahead of any nasty illnesses that may come our way in the approaching colder months.”

A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay
A vaccination being given Pic: Pixabay

Cllr Michael Green, Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “I am delighted that the County Council’s Public Health team has developed this innovative Mobile Vaccination Unit model.

“This new outreach programme will enhance the existing offer for those who live and work in Lancashire.

“The programme builds on the strong partnership working that has been pivotal to Lancashire’s response to the pandemic.

Over the coming months, we will be bringing our Mobile Vaccination Units to locations across the county
that need it most, to protect our communities this winter.”

Read more: Lancashire County Council to agree £900k support for households this winter

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council, said: “Getting your autumn booster and your flu vaccine are two of the most important things you can do to keep yourself and others safe this
winter.

“If you are eligible, please come forward for your jab as soon as possible for maximum protection ahead of winter, when viruses can cause greatest harm.”

The autumn COVID-19 booster programme is amongst a package of measures to prepare for winter as the health service in Lancashire and South Cumbria continues to face record demand on its urgent and emergency
services.

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