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NHS mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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Mobile clinics brought to the heart of Preston communities...

From Monday 14 - Sunday 20 June, communities across Preston will be able to receive their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at an NHS mobile clinic.

The mobile clinic will be based at sites across the city throughout the week, with Pfizer vaccinations available to anyone aged 18 and over, subject to eligibility.

The temporary facility makes getting a jab easier and more convenient, with clinicians on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have.

Mobile vaccination clinic locations

Date

Time

Venue

Monday 14 June 2021

9am - 1pm

2pm - 6.30pm

Morrisons, Deepdale, Blackpool Rd, Preston, PR1 6US

Wednesday 16 June 2021

9am - 12:30pm

1.30pm - 5pm

Cardinal Newman College, Preston. Herschell St. car park, PR1 3QU

Thursday 17 June 2021

9am - 12:30pm

1.30pm - 5pm

Preston Flag Market, City Centre, PR1 2PP

Friday 18 June 2021

9am - 12.30pm

1.30pm - 5pm

Plungington Community Centre, Brook Street, Preston, PR1 7NB

Saturday 19 June 2021

9am - 12.30pm

1.30pm - 5pm

Preston Flag Market, City Centre, PR1 2PP

Sunday 20 June 2021

9am - 1pm

2pm - 6.30pm

Morrisons, Deepdale, Blackpool Rd, Preston, PR1 6US

 

Eligibility criteria

The mobile clinics are open to anyone aged 18 and over, subject to eligibility. Anybody who is eligible and living or working in Preston and surrounding areas as well as anybody with a caring responsibility for somebody else who lives in the local area can access a vaccination via the mobile site.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please come down and speak to the team. Don't assume you and your wider family are not eligible without speaking to us first.

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

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

For more information on the full list of eligibility visit NHS - who can get the vaccine.

Do I need to book?

No appointment is needed, just walk-in during the above operating hours. Hot weather is predicted throughout the week so please come prepared with a drink and sunscreen applied as depending upon demand there may be a wait when you arrive.

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.

The weather forecast continues to predict warm, sunny weather so please make sure you are prepared by bringing a drink and remembering to apply sunscreen before you leave.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I arrive at any time?

You do not need an appointment however we have a limited availability of vaccines and will close the pop up clinic when they have be used. If you are able to visit at any time, please do not leave it until the end of the day. 

I am due to have my second dose. Can I attend?

No. This clinic is just to administer first doses. If you are waiting for your second dose, please wait until your local clinic contacts you, or you can book through the National Booking System by visiting NHS - book coronavirus vaccination.

How can I get my second dose if I have my first at a pop-up community clinic?

You are able to book a second dose of your vaccine through the National Booking System by visiting NHS - book coronavirus vaccination.

The pop-up clinics will also be returning to your area in 8 weeks time when you will be able to receive your second dose.

Will I be able to choose which vaccine I have?

This clinic will only be vaccinating using the Pfizer vaccine. No other vaccine will be available.

I'm not sure whether I am eligible - can I talk to someone about it?

There will be members of the team available on the day to advise people. However, if your case is more complex you may be referred back to your GP for a further consultation.

Does the vaccine work against the new variants being discovered?

A recent study from Public Health England found that vaccine effectiveness against the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant first identified in India, is similar after 2 doses when compared to the Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant first identified in Kent.

Why are vaccines important?

Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill-health. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year.

Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or seen very rarely.

Other diseases like measles and diphtheria have been reduced by up to 99.9% since their vaccines were introduced.

However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.

Do I have to rest after having my vaccine?

No, you should be able to continue as normal as long as you feel well. If your arm is particularly sore, you may find heavy lifting difficult. If you feel unwell or very tired you should rest and avoid operating machinery or driving.

The vaccine cannot give you Covid-19 infection, and two doses will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill. However, you will need to continue to follow the guidance in your area.

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