Pop-up vaccination clinics bring Covid jabs to communities

Published Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 9:02

Covid vaccination clinics in community venues are making it even easier for residents to protect themselves against the virus.

The temporary pop-up clinics, which open later this week, make it even easier and more convenient for residents to prioritise grabbing their jabs.

Staffed by NHS clinicians, the clinics will offer first dose and second dose vaccination as well as Covid boosters.

Anyone over the age of 12 can go along to get their jabs, and appointments are not needed.

The clinics are taking place at:


Leamington Road Mosque, Blackburn, BB2 6ER

Thursday 10 February

10.30am – 4pm

Sunday 13 February

11am – 4pm


Sajedeen Mosque, Plane Tree Road, Blackburn BB1 5NQ

Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 February

11am – 4pm


Revidge Fold United Reformed Church, Shear Brow, Blackburn BB1 8DS

Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 February

Thurs & Fri 12 – 6pm

Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm


Prof Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health for Blackburn with Darwen, said:

Covid vaccination rates in Blackburn with Darwen are still lower than the England and North West averages. Clearly, we’d like to see more people coming forward for their jabs, to protect themselves and their loved ones, and help to ease pressure on our local health services.

Unvaccinated people are eight times more likely to be hospitalised with Covid than people who have had two doses plus a booster.

Even if you have had Covid already, you can still catch the virus again. Getting vaccinated and boosted gives you a higher level of protection to prevent you becoming seriously ill with Covid and needing hospital treatment in the future.

Adults who had Covid over Christmas and New Year are now eligible for their next jab – vaccinations can be given from 28 days after a positive Covid test.

For 12-17 year olds, the wait between dose one and dose two of the Covid vaccine must be 12 weeks.

Coun Mohammed Khan CBE, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, added:

We’ve been working very closely with local NHS partners to make it easier and more convenient for residents to get vaccinated as we learn to live with Covid.

Last week the NHS vaccination bus visited various areas of Blackburn, and the team saw many people come forward for their first jabs.

Whatever their reason for getting vaccinated now, I hope that local residents will take advantage of these pop-up clinics in community venues and seize the opportunity to protect themselves from being ill with Covid in the future.

Still got questions about the Covid vaccine? NHS clinicians will be on hand at the pop-up clinics to provide information about the vaccination programme.

For more information about the Covid vaccine, to check if you are eligible or to find other vaccination centres in the local area, go to www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getmyjab.

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