Published Wednesday 8 November 2023 at 13:28
A pop-up vaccination centre is coming to Blackburn Bus Station this week as part the NHS’s Winter campaign.
It will be offering free Flu and Covid vaccinations for people who are eligible. There is no need to book – just come along.
The sessions are as follows:
- Thursday 9th November 10am – 6pm
- Friday 10th November 10am – 6pm
- Saturday 11th November 10am – 2pm
You can get the vaccines if you are eligible:
Covid-19 autumn booster jabs:
- aged 65 years old or over (you need to be 65 years old by 31 March 2024)
- aged 6 months to 64 years old and are at increased risk
- living in a care home for older adults
- If you are pregnant
- a frontline health or social care worker
- aged 16 to 64 years old and are a carer
- aged 12 to 64 years old and live with someone with a weakened immune system
Annual flu jabs:
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who:
- are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
If you pop down for your vaccine, you can find out more about wellbeing health checks from the BwD Health & Wellbeing Team who will be on hand with information.
All vaccines for Flu and Covid at the pop up site are injectable vaccines suitable for the Muslim Community.
Abdul Razaq, Director of Public Health for Blackburn with Darwen, said:
I’m really pleased that we’re able to work with the NHS to offer this pop-up vaccination centre in Blackburn once again. The bus station is really accessible for many people and hopefully residents can get down and get their jabs quickly and easily.
Both Flu and Covid can be serious, especially for older or more vulnerable people, and these vaccines are the best protection against both viruses this winter.
The Blackburn Bus Station pop-up centre is very convenient for those visiting the town centre, and there is no need to book ahead – just walk in. I would urge all eligible residents not to delay and get vaccinated there this week.”