A new pop-up vaccination service specifically for the covid-19 vaccination booster programme has opened on Blackpool South Car Park at the end of Yeadon Way, Blackpool. Opening Friday 24 September, the site will run seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.
This service provides an additional vaccine dose to people who have previously received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to ensure continued protection for those most at risk from COVID-19.
Independent experts, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), have said that for the 2021 COVID-19 vaccination programme, the following people who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine.
- those living in residential care homes for older adults
- all adults aged 50 years or over
- all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
- adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the first course of vaccination so please check when you are due your booster before booking an appointment.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Vaccination Programme Senior Responsible Officer Jane Scattergood, said: “The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has already prevented 24 million cases and saved more than 112,000 lives across the country.
“As we head into winter we should not drop our guard so I would urge anyone who receives their invitation to come forward and get a booster vaccination.
“Getting a top-up vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from this cruel virus.”
Book your appointment now by visiting https://bit.ly/bpboostervac
If you have any queries or you require support in using the online system, you can call the Fylde Coast COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 0300 7906856.