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On Friday 1st July 2022 clinical commissioning groups (CCG's) across the country were closed and were replaced by new NHS organisations known as Integrated Care Boards.

Therefore, NHS East Lancashire CCG no longer exists and has been replaced (along with the othe seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria) by the new NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Please visit the new ICB website

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/