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COVID-19 vaccination bookings open in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria aged 75 and over, and those with weakened immune systems, are now able to book their own appointment for the new-style booster.

This follows the rollout of the new variant-busting jab to care home residents and staff earlier this week.

From Monday 12 September onwards, GPs, pharmacists, and mass vaccination sites will begin giving jabs to hundreds of thousands of people at greater risk from the COVID-19 virus.

Everyone aged 50 and over, people with certain health conditions that put them at risk, including pregnant women, and frontline health and care staff are all eligible for the full-approved jab, which targets more recent variants of COVID-19.

The first NHS invitations are set to hit doorsteps this week.

Eligible people can book their booster vaccine for an appointment from the following week using the National Booking Service, by calling 119, or finding a local vaccination walk-in site.

Services in Lancashire and South Cumbria are also gearing up to begin its annual programme of flu vaccinations, which will be offered to more vulnerable groups first.

Younger children, older people, those in clinical risk groups and pregnant women will be able to book an appointment for a flu vaccine at their GP practice or a pharmacy.

From mid-October 2022, people aged 50 to 64 years old that aren’t in a clinical risk group, will also be able to get their free flu vaccine.

People may be able to get both vaccines at the same time, although if this is not possible then everyone eligible is urged to get the jabs separately but as quickly as they can.

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01772 716565

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