People aged 18 and over can take advantage of walk in vaccine appointments on Friday 30 July and Thursday 12 August at the mobile vaccine van in Fleetwood.
The van will be parked on the car park outside Fleetwood YMCA/Marine Hall and anyone who hasn’t had a vaccine yet is welcome to turn up without an appointment and receive their first or second vaccine between 10am and 4pm on 30 Jul and between 1pm-7pm on 12 Aug..
The local NHS is working with GP practices and Wyre Council in a bid to ensure as many people as possible are protected against COVID-19.
The van will return to Fleetwood YMCA on Thursday 26 August for second doses between 10am and 4pm for those that had their first COVID-19 vaccine 8 weeks prior.
Jane Scattergood, director of nursing and quality for NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), who is also vaccines director for Lancashire and South Cumbria, said:
“It is brilliant we will have access to this van to provide same-day walk-in vaccinations to those who want one, as it will make it easier for local people in those areas to get a vaccine – they can just turn up, without an appointment.
“I would encourage anyone who is yet to make an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine to pop over to the van and get a vaccine so they are protected against the virus. We all want to see a return to normality and the only way to get there is to make sure as many people as possible are vaccinated.
“We are working with local GP practices who will provide the staff to support the van and deliver the vaccines when it is in their area. I would like to thank them, as well as our local authority colleagues for their support, in yet another example of how everyone is working together to help us get through this national health crisis.”
Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council comments, “If you haven’t yet had your COVID-19 vaccine, this is a really easy way to make sure you don’t miss out. Please tell your friends and family that the vaccine van is in Fleetwood on Thursday and let’s get as many people vaccinated as we can.
“We are so lucky in this country to have access to the vaccine for everyone aged 18 and over. Getting your vaccine will help to protect you from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and it also means you are helping to protect others. We’re really pleased to have been able to work with the NHS to get this mobile vaccine clinic to Fleetwood and I’d urge anyone who hasn’t had their vaccine yet to come along on the day. There’s no need to make an appointment, please just call in between 10am and 4pm and you can have your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine there and then.
“Thank you to everyone who has had their vaccine so far – thankfully Wyre has the highest take up rate in the entire country, so let’s keep going, get up to 100% and make sure we all do our bit to keep Wyre safe.”