COVID-19 vaccinations are taking place at local vaccination sites (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in communities.
The four locations offering COVID-19 vaccinations in West Lancashire are:
- Hants Lane Clinic, Ormskirk
- Birleywood Health Centre, Skelmersdale
- The Old People’s Club, Burscough
- Edge Hill University
Everyone aged 12 and over is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
For people aged 18 & over who are receiving a second dose, there should be an eight week gap between doses as per NHS England guidance.
It is important to note that even when you have received your vaccine, you should still continue to wear your facemask when visiting healthcare settings.
For more information and FAQs on vaccines in our area, visit the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website.
Information on the vaccine is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk).
Parents or guardians of children aged 12-15 will begin to receive letters from their local school-aged immunisation service provider, with details of when the vaccination will be offered. For most children, this will be through a session at their school. Vaccination in schools should begin from Wednesday 22 September.
They will also be asked to provide consent for their child to receive the vaccination, either through an online or a paper form.
Parents or guardians do not need to contact their local GP or other NHS services, nor make an appointment through the National Booking Service.
Some walk-in clinics may be available across the West Lancashire area.
For the latest details, visit the Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria website or follow the CCG’s Facebook & Twitter pages for regular updates.