Get your jab
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.
Find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the Covid-19 vaccine at: Healthier Lancs and South Cumbria: FAQs (healthierlsc.co.uk)
Everyone aged 12 and over can now get a Covid-19 vaccination.
People aged 16 and over (or turning 16 within 3 months) can get a 1st, 2nd and booster dose of a vaccine.
Children aged 12 to 15 are currently being offered a 1st and 2nd dose. Further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for this age range at: COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people
The NHS is urging people to book a slot to guarantee their vital jab. Some vaccination sites may offer a walk-in service but the best way to ensure you get a jab is to make an appointment through the national booking service. The NBS is currently facing extremely high demand so if you cannot book at first, the NHS is asking those who are eligible to keep checking for appointments on the booking system as more become available every day.
COVID-19 booster vaccine:
Booster vaccine doses will also be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 3 months ago.
You can pre-book your booster dose online if it's been 2 months (61 days) since you had your 2nd dose.
Learn more by visiting our webpage: Covid-19 booster vaccinations
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine:
If you or your child are aged 12 or over, you can get a 1st and 2nd dose by:
- booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- finding a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment.
Click here to view walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites near Chorley or walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites near Preston or see the list below.
- wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them
Booking your second dose:
There must be at least eight weeks - 56 days - between your first and second dose.
You can book an appointment for your second dose via the national booking system or by calling 119, or you can attend a local walk-in centre once eligible.
What vaccine will I receive?
- Pfizer vaccination clinics are offering first dose appointments for anyone aged 12 and over alongside second dose appointments for anyone aged 16 and over who has had already had their first dose over 8 weeks ago.
- Moderna vaccination clinics are offering first dose and second dose appointments for anyone aged 16 and over who has had already had their first dose over 8 weeks ago.
- You can also attend AstraZeneca walk in clinics if you are aged 40 and over, or have had your first jab over 8 weeks ago.
Please note, mobile clinics and walk-in slots are offered in addition to appointments booked through the National Booking System or local NHS. If you have an appointment booked at a clinic, please attend at the time and date listed.
How can I get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?
The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose. It's important not to contact the NHS for one before then.
Most people will be invited to book an appointment at a vaccination centre of your choice. This could be a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or local NHS service such as a GP surgery.
There are a number of sites across central Lancashire where you can book an appointment for a first, second or booster Covid-19 vaccination through the National Booking System:
- Chorley Hospital Hub, Chorley Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley, PR7 1PP
- Unit 13, Market Walk, Chorley, PR7 1DE, PR7 1DE
- Lancashire Vaccination Centre, Eastway Hub Retail Park, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3FB
- Issa Medical Group, 73 St Gregory Road, Preston, PR1 6YA
- Jubilee House, Lancashire Enterprise Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TY
- St John's Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB
- Ribble House, Meanygate, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6UP
If you are eligible, you can also attend one of the following walk-in vaccination centres for your first, second or booster dose Covid-19 vaccination. Walk in clinics are being updated regulary. Please check back for updated sessions if the current times aren't suitable:
Issa Medical Centre:
Date: Monday 17th January | Tuesday 18th January
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Date: Wednesday 19th January | Thursday 20th January
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: 73 St. Gregory Road, Preston, PR1 6YA
Geoffrey Street Health Centre:
Date: Saturday 22nd January and Saturday 29th January
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Geoffrey Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5NE
Date: Wednesdays to Saturdays
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm / 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Jubilee House, Lancashire Enterprise Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TY
St John's Shopping Centre:
Date: Mondays - Sundays
Time: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Venue: St John's Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB
Chorley Vaccination Service:
Date: Mondays - Sundays
Time: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: Unit 13, Market Walk, Chorley, PR7 1DE
Chorley Hospital Hub:
Date: Mondays - Sundays
Time: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Venue: Preston Road, Chorley, PR7 1PP
Please note, walk-in slots are offered in addition to appointments booked through the National Booking System or local NHS. Please help us by keeping your booked appointment when convenient or cancelling if you can’t make it or are attending a walk-in service.
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in central Lancashire:
Trying to fit a Covid vaccine into your day? We know life can sometimes get in the way so it's now even easier for you to get your jab with walk-in centres available locally.
If you or your child are aged 12 or over, you can drop into a local clinic. No appointment needed!
If you prefer to have a date marked on the calendar, you can also book an appointment at one of these vaccination centres or pharmacies now via the national booking system or by calling 119.
Please note, vaccines are subject to eligibility and availability.
What will happen on the day?
The clinics will be running throughout the day and there is no need to book an appointment. You will be greeted by marshals who will be able to direct you to the right place and explain the process.
Once you have received your vaccination from one of our qualified vaccinators there is a waiting area where the team will make sure you are well. You will also be provided with information on how to manage any side effects you may experience.
Social distancing measures will be place throughout, and please remember to wear a mask unless you are exempt.
What happens if I can't attend a pre-booked appointment?
We know life gets busy, and we are working hard to make getting your Covid-19 jab as easy as possible by offering timed appointments alongside walk-in slots at the times that works best for you that day. Please help us by keeping your booked appointment when convenient or cancelling if you can’t make it or have already used our walk-in service.