NHS COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Current vaccination clinics
For current walk-in, pop-up and visit by appointment vaccination clinics visit NHS - COVID 19 vaccination programme. Clinicians will be on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have.
COVID-19 Autumn Boosters
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised a Autumn dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for those:
- aged 50 or over
- aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
- aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
- aged 5 and over and live with someone who has a weakened immune system
- aged 16 and over and a carer, either paid or unpaid
- living or working in a care home for older people
- a frontline health and social care worker
The NHS will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest, as it has throughout, starting with those who have had a bigger gap since their last dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time.
Anybody over the age of 12 is now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at any clinic venue. Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Pre jab requirements
- There is no difference in timeframe requirements for 16+ or 18+
- you need to wait 8 weeks between your 1st and 2nd jab
- you need to wait 12 weeks between your 2nd jab and booster
- you need to be 28 days clear of testing positive
- First two doses should ideally be the same vaccine but no need for the booster to be the same
What will happen on the day?
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 always an appointment however we have a limited availability of vaccines and will close pop up clinics when they have been used. If you are able to visit at any time, please do not leave it until the end of the day. You can visit some clinics by appointment.
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 12 is now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at any clinic venue. For more information visit NHS - who can get the vaccine.
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 very infrequent.
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.