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Coronavirus - general information

Vaccination

Update: upcoming mobile vaccination clinics at Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Anyone of eligible age can drop in to get a first or second dose of the COVID vaccine with no appointment needed.

  • 18 October - 1pm to 7pm
  • 19 October - 1pm to 7pm
  • 20 October - 1pm to 7pm
  • 21 October - 1pm to 7pm
  • 22 October - 1pm to 7pm
  • 28 October - 1pm to 7pm

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. Being fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. 

Vaccination booster programme

The UK's booster COVID-19 vaccination programme started 20 September 2021. Those who are eligible will be contacted by the NHS to come forward for their booster jab.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

All adults aged 16 or over can now get vaccinated against COVID-19. You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS. Adults over 18 will require two doses, most under 18's will be offered a single dose unless otherwise advised by the NHS.

You can also book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online. You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

If you were contacted but have not booked your appointments, you can book your appointments anytime.

In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.  You can also register with a GP if you do not have one.

You can also book your vaccine and find details of local drop in clinics on the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website.

Vaccinations for  children and young people age 12- 17 year olds

Children aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines will be rolled out through schools. Find out more on the governments website.

Young people aged 16 to 17 are also being offered a first dose of the vaccine and can book a vaccination appointment or visit a drop-in vaccine clinic.  Find out more on the government website

Some young people aged 12 to 17 years at increased risk from infection will need 2 doses of the vaccine 8 weeks apart. The NHS will contact you if this applies to you.