Get your booster at new Blackpool South COVID-19 booster vaccination clinic
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 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.
Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare condition involving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots.
As a precautionary measure while this is being carefully reviewed, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has now advised that it is preferable for adults aged under 30, who don’t have underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, to be offered an alternative vaccine when it is their turn to be vaccinated.
For those in this age group who have already had their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and had no adverse reactions, they should still come forward for their second dose when invited, this includes people aged 18 to 29 years who are health and social care workers, unpaid carers and family members of those who are immunosuppressed.
This condition can also occur naturally, and clotting problems are a common complication of COVID-19 infection.
An increased risk has not yet been seen after other COVID-19 vaccines but is being carefully monitored.
For people in older age groups, the JCVI has stated that the benefits of prompt vaccination with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine far outweigh the risks.
For more information visit → COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If you are 80 or over and have not been contacted yet, or you have a friend or family member over 80 who hasn’t been contacted, please call us as soon as possible so we can arrange an appointment. This excludes those who are housebound who should be contacted in the next couple of weeks to be vaccinated in their home.
If you are aged between 70 and 79, or you are clinically extremely vulnerable due to a medical condition, and are still waiting, please don’t call. We will contact you soon.
We are receiving a large number of comments and questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations programme.
Clinics have now been launched at @BlackpoolTeachingHospitals and a number of community sites run by GP practices. These clinics have been aimed primarily at those aged over 80.
Please be assured that if you are over 80 and have not been contacted yet, or have a friend or relative who is still waiting, they will be offered a vaccine soon.
We would like to thank you for your patience at this time and ask that you do not contact us to book a vaccine. We will be in touch as soon as we possibly can. Thank you.
COVID-19 vaccines are now being offered to people aged 80 and over in the community.
Please help us by letting your grandparents, parents and other elderly relatives know that they WILL be contacted when it’s their turn to have it – they don’t need to contact their practice.
Local practices are working together to deliver the vaccine so it might not be delivered at their local GP surgery but at another location.
Find out all you need to know COVID-19 vaccination programme | Fylde Coast Clinical Commissioning Groups (fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk)