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NHS walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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Walk-in clinics brought to the heart of Preston communities...

A number of walk in clinics are available in Preston offering residents vaccines. 

These sites make getting a jab easier and more convenient, with clinicians on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have. Please check which site is offering which vaccine below before you attend.

Walk-in vaccination clinic locations

Venue St John's Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB
Date - Monday - Sunday  *1st and 2nd dose Pfizer and Moderna
Time - 8am - 8pm

Venue - Lancashire Vaccination Centre - Eastway Hub Retail Park, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3FB.
Date and time - Saturday (10am - 6:30pm), Sunday (10am - 6pm)  *1st and 2nd dose Pfizer and AstraZeneca

Eligibility criteria

Anybody over the age of 18 is now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at any clinic venue. 16 and 17 year olds are also eligible at certain venues, please check before attending.

Anybody who is 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 our walk in and mobile sites.

If you have any questions, please come down and speak to the team.

For more information visit NHS - who can get the vaccine.

Do I need to book?

No appointment is needed, just walk-in during the above operating hours. 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.

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?

Second doses of AstraZeneca are available at Eastway Hub Retail Park and St John's Shopping Centre.

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.

Second doses of AstraZeneca are available at Eastway Hub Retail Park and St John's Shopping Centre.

Further 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?

The clinic will only be vaccinating using the Pfizer vaccine, with the exception of St John's Shopping Centre (available for first dose Moderna and second dose AstraZeneca) and Eastway Hub Retail Park (available for second dose AstraZeneca).

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, anybody over the age of 18 is now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at any clinic venue.

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.

Map address for walk-in vaccination clinics

  • St John's Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB.
  • Lancashire Vaccination Centre, Eastway Hub Retail Park, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3FB

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