Local Vaccination Services
Groups of GP practices, also known Primary Care Networks (PCNs), are working together to provide local vaccination services. There are a number of established local vaccination service sites across our local area. These are in:
- Bamber Bridge
- Buckshaw Village
If you live locally and are eligible to receive the vaccination, you will be invited to attend when it is your turn. Please do not contact the NHS to book an appointment unless you have been invited.
If you are aged 80 or over and have still not received your vaccination, please contact your local GP directly as soon as possible, to book an appointment. If you have any questions about receiving your vaccination, please ask a staff member when booking or whilst attending. The NHS is here for you and your local team are always happy to talk you through the process.
As GP practices are working together in their local area, this means that you might not be contacted by your usual practice, and you might be asked to go to a different location for the vaccination.
This also means that your own practice might not be able to answer questions about your vaccination – however vaccination service sites are using patient lists from each practice, and you’ll be contacted when it’s your turn to have the vaccine.
Each GP-led vaccination service is linked to a group of local GP practices and has been chosen following a robust and thorough process which had to consider a number of viability factors, including accessibility, safety and location within the wider local area as well as any impact on the running of usual day-to-day GP services at the linked practices. The majority of sites are existing NHS buildings but others are alternative and more suitable local venues. You will need to attend the vaccination centre linked to your own GP practice because they will have access to your medical records and contact details – whereas other sites won’t – and without access to this information, it is not possible to offer you a vaccination.
From 18 February eligible residents across central Lancashire will be able to receive a vaccination at the new Regional Vaccination Centre in Preston. Appointments can be made through the NHS booking service by booking online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 free of charge. If you receive a letter inviting you to attend an appointment, please book if you are able to do so.
We have also published a number of updates about the vaccination programme across central Lancashire. You can read them here: