COVID-19 vaccination doses reaches nearly 48,000 in West Lancashire

Image encouraging anyone over the age of 55 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly 48,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given to people living in West Lancashire.

The latest figures show that 45,446 people registered with a West Lancashire GP have received the first dose of a vaccine, with 2,504 people also receiving their second dose.

30,280 of the vaccines have been given to people aged 60 and over, with 93.2 per cent of people in this age bracket in West Lancashire having received at least a first dose.

There are four COVID-19 vaccination sites in West Lancashire, with GP-led sites at Birleywood Health Centre (Skelmersdale), Hants Lane Clinic (Ormskirk) and The Old People’s Club (Burscough). There is also a pharmacy-led site at Edge Hill University.

As of today (Friday 12 March), anyone aged 55 or older, anyone who is clinically vulnerable, and frontline health and social care staff can book a vaccine at one of these sites by calling 119 or visiting the national booking service online.

We would like to remind all residents in West Lancashire that you cannot turn up at a vaccine site without an appointment as you will be turned away. The NHS will contact you either by text or letter when it is your turn to be vaccinated. If you have booked an appointment you can no longer attend, inform your vaccination site at the earliest opportunity.

Please also treat site staff and volunteers with courtesy and respect at all times while attending an appointment.

For any questions about the vaccine programme in West Lancashire, visit the FAQs section on the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website.