New help to open the door for more people to have vaccines at home

Published Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 17:50

More people can now get a Covid-19 vaccine from the comfort of their own home across Blackburn with Darwen.

The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is launching the new initiative today – January 12th – so that anyone who is shielding or doesn’t feel comfortable using the existing vaccine services can now book to be vaccinated at home.

This adds to the wide-range of options available with the aim of offering a Covid-19 vaccine to as many residents as possible – you can simply book online at or by phoning: 0300 790 6856 (between 10am to 8pm daily).

You will be asked to complete a quick questionnaire and then someone from the vaccine programme outreach team will be in touch to arrange a convenient time to visit and administer the jab.

Dominic Harrison, Blackburn with Darwen’s Director of Public Health, said:

Our aim has always been to make the vaccine available to everyone who is eligible and who wants it, so this is brilliant news and will help to reach people who haven’t been able to get out and be vaccinated yet.

This applies to the first, second or booster dose, it all makes a difference as we carry on battling the Omicron variant of Covid and you will be helping to protect yourselves and your loved ones. I really home that anybody who is housebound for any reason and is not yet vaccinated or fully vaccinated comes forward to take up this offer.”

Jane Scattergood, Chief Nurse and Senior Responsible Officer for Lancashire and South Cumbria, said:

There is still a portion of our population who have not come forward for a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster yet, and we know for some of them it is because they are shielding or don’t want to leave their house. We will be there for them.

It is essential that everyone is able to have access to a vaccine, and this new service helps us reach more people who have been unable to come forwards up until now.

The new Omicron variant is spreading extremely quickly, so if you are eligible to have a vaccine – whether that is your booster or your first or second dose – please book one to make sure you have as much protection from the virus as possible.”

For more information on the vaccination programme in Lancashire and South Cumbria visit




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