Local Vaccination Services

Since December 2020, GP practices across central Lancashire have been working together to support the vaccination of over 200,000 local people. Working collaboratively in groups of local practices – known as Primary Care Networks (PCNs), they have been able to continue supporting patients with a range of primary care services whilst offering regular vaccine appointments at 8 local clinics.

Following the hugely successful vaccination roll out to date, the national programme is moving into its next phase which will see a change in the venues offering clinics. In central Lancashire, this sees a number of PCN run clinics concluding their role in this area of the Covid-19 response.

Covid-19 vaccination clinics will continue to run across a range of venues, utilising the expertise of a wealth of clinicians, support staff and volunteers.

Residents across the area continue to be invited to attend appointments at local clinics run by primary care, including at Jubilee House in Leyland, the Chorley and South Ribble Hospital Hub, ISSA Medical Centre in Preston and at the St Johns Centre mass vaccination site in Preston City Centre.

All PCNs involved in phase one of the programme will continue to give first and second doses of the vaccine to those people in cohorts 1-9. If you have received your first dose of vaccine at a local clinic, second doses will be available to everyone, and GPs will continue to invite you for your second dose when this is due.

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccination first doses are available for any Preston, Chorley and South Ribble eligible residents.

Central Lancashire residents who are yet to be vaccinated are strongly encourage to protect themselves and loved ones as soon as possible by taking up the offer of a first dose. If you or a family member has a health condition, then your whole family could be eligible.

Vaccination of residents is according to a priority list, as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), based on age and vulnerability of people and the risk of them becoming seriously ill and dying from Covid-19.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 25 and over
  • Aged 18 and over with any underlying health conditions
  • Aged 18 and over AND living, caring or working with anyone with underlying health conditions
  • Health and Social Care staff
  • Any carers – paid or unpaid. You will not be asked for proof as unpaid carers are eligible.

The NHS is now inviting people aged 25 and over to book their vaccination appointment via the national booking system: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.

It is important you attend and receive your second dose for maximum protection. If you have not yet booked your second dose, please do so as soon as possible.