The NHS mobile vaccination van will be returning to Fylde for three days next week to offer first and second doses of the Pfizer.

Anyone eligible can be immunised with no appointment necessary on Monday 23rdAugust in Staining, Wednesday 25th August in St Annes and Friday 27th August in Kirkham.

Under new Government guidance from Monday 23rd August, teenagers aged 16 and 17 can also receive their first vaccine dose and there is no requirement for parental consent.

Fylde Council is working in conjunction with the NHS and other local councils to provide even more opportunities for Fylde residents to access the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Cllr Karen Buckley, leader of Fylde Council, said: “It is tremendous that vaccines are now available to everyone over 16 and recent news reports have shown just how much enthusiasm there is among young adults to get the jab. It is our route to normal life and young people understand that.

“Although they are less likely to become seriously ill, their lives have been badly affected in terms of social interaction and economic challenges which disproportionately impact upon young adults.

“As has been said many times, when it’s offered to you please get the jab, and next week it’s even easier as there’s no need to book.

“Please tell your friends, family members and work colleagues. Let’s spread the word and protect each other.”

Jane Scattergood, Vaccines Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership, said: “We have enjoyed a great uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, which is great.

“If you live in these areas and have not yet had a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, please go along and get one. It takes a matter of minutes and every vaccine moves us one step closer to a normal life.

“If you are due for your second dose, you can go along and get this as well. It is only once we have had both doses that we are as protected as we possibly can be. If you had your first dose when the van was in St Annes last time, this is your perfect opportunity to come back.”

The van will be based at the following locations:

Monday 23 August:  The Plough car park, Chain Lane, Staining, FY3 0BX, 10am to 4pm

Wednesday 25 August: St Annes United Reformed Church, St George’s Road, St Annes, FY8 2AE, 10am to 4pm

Friday 27 August:  Mill Street Car Park (middle) between Morrisons and Kirkham Community Centre, Mill Street, Kirkham, PR4 2AP, 10am to 4pm

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