Final call as BwD’s mass covid vaccination site is set to close this week

Published Tuesday 20 December 2022 at 15:28

Blackburn with Darwen’s Mass Covid vaccination site will close this week and residents are being reminded to get fully vaccinated before Christmas to keep loved ones safe.

The site at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre will close on December 23 along with the other mass sites across Lancashire.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Director of Public Health, Abdul Razaq, is encouraging residents with a pre-Christmas reminder for those who aren’t fully vaccinated.

He said:

I would encourage residents to get their Covid jabs as soon as they can and to make use of the mass vaccination service offer before it closes to ensure they are fully vaccinated.
Being vaccinated will help to keep loved ones safe over Christmas and New Year.
Although the site at Barbara Castle Way will close there will be service provision at accessible places to have your COVID jabs. I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers across the borough who have done a fantastic job in protecting our communities.

Jane Scattergood, senior responsible officer for the Lancashire and South Cumbria COVID-19 vaccination programme, said:

We are pleased to be able to close the mass vaccination centres as this means we have reached the stage where the vaccine programme can be managed within existing NHS services.
The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme will be delivered within primary care, either in GP surgeries or pharmacies, or in settings managed by them.
The mass vaccination centres have been critical in the delivery of 4.3million vaccines across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
And as they close their doors, I would like to say one final but huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers from all walks of life who have supported this process here.

Anyone from age 12 can use the centre at Barbara Castle Way vaccination site.

First, second & booster doses of the Covid jab are available to:

  • 1st & 2nd doses for anyone over 5 years
  • Additional doses for people over 5 years with severely weakened immune systems
  • 1st boosters for over 16s, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years

Barbara Castle Way Covid clinic opening times:

Mon 19 – Tues 20 – 9.30 to 17.15
Weds 21 – Thu 22 – 9.30 – 17.15
Friday 23 – 9.30 – 14.00

The pop-up Covid vaccination clinic in Blackburn Market will be open at the following times:

Thurs 15 – Sat 17 Dec – 10:00 to 16:00
Mon 19 –-Thurs 22 Dec – 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 23 Dec – 10:00 – 13:30

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