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Lancashire and South Cumbria GPs begin offering Covid vaccine as part of biggest NHS immunisation programme

The first local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across Lancashire and South Cumbria this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

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It’s not too late to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu this year

Doctors in Pennine Lancashire are reminding people that it isn’t too late to protect themselves, their family and those they care for by visiting their GP practice or nearest convenient pharmacist for the annual flu vaccination if they haven’t already done so.

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If you are feeling under the weather speak to your local pharmacy

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Local doctors are encouraging people with minor illnesses such as a sniffly nose, sore throat and stomach upset to speak to their local pharmacy for quick health advice rather than their GP.

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British Islamic Medical Council recommends that the vaccine can be taken, when offered.

The British Islamic Medical Council is recommending that the Muslim community take the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination when offered. There is no content of animal origin (i.e. no gelatine) in the vaccination. The vaccination has been developed to help to protect vulnerable and specific groups from the considerable risk of harm which the COVID-19 infection can cause. It is likely that greater harm will come from the infection than the effects of the vaccine. However, it is important to remember we need to remain being vigilant and continue to wear a face covering, observe social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene as advised. You can find more information about our position at https://britishima.org/pfizer-biontech-covid19-vaccine/

Covid Vaccine FAQs

 

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is available. This vaccine is shown to offer up to 95% efficacy and has been given regulatory approval by the MHRA.

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