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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)

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We are coming back! Get on board the mobile Covid-19 vaccine bus in Pennine for your second dose

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From Wednesday 28 July, a Covid-19 vaccination bus will be revisiting various locations across Pennine Lancashire providing second dose Pfizer vaccines to people in the area.

Mosques, colleges, leisure centres and community hubs are just some of the hyper local venues where the vehicle will be available for convenient and easy access to the vaccination.

The mobile bus originally visited the areas in June and is now returning to the exact same locations to enable people to receive their second dose – second doses are available as long as it has been eight weeks/56 days after their first dose.

No appointments are needed, just walk in but the bus will close once all the vaccines have been used.

The two mosque venues have been moved to another date to avoid Eid to ensure people can still attend.

The bus timetable is:

  • Wednesday 28th July - Troy Street Mosque Car Park Troy Street, Blackburn, BB1 6NY – 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday 29th July - Brierfield Community Centre Car Park, Colne Road, Brierfield, BB9 5HW – 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 30th July - Colne Market car park, Market Street, Colne, BB8 0HS - 9.30am -12.30pm
  • Friday 30th July - Al Asr Mosque car park, Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6JX – 3pm – 6pm (deferred from 21st July due to Eid
  • Saturday 31st July - Rawtenstall Town, Bank Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 8TS – 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 1st August - Merkazie Jamia Chosia Mosque Burnley, Abel Street, Burnley, BB10 1QB - 10am – 4pm

First doses will also be available for anyone who missed the bus the first time around. Everyone over the age of 18 is now able to come forward for a vaccination.

The vaccination bus is in addition to the sites in Blackburn Cathedral, Revidge Fold Church in Shear Brow, Pharmacy 2U in Ainsworth Street (Blackburn), Didsbury Street Mosque, Blackburn, Everest Pharmacy in Darwen, Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley, and West Bradford Village Hall in Clitheroe which are also delivering first and second dose Pfizer and AZ vaccines.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Covid-19 Vaccine Director Jane Scattergood said: “Vaccination is extremely important in our fight against COVID-19. For various reasons some people do find it difficult to take up the offer of the vaccine, but we want to do everything we can to make it easier for people to get their vaccine when they can.

“Our aim is to continue adapting the vaccination service to the communities we serve and protecting as many people as possible. Not only do vaccinations help reduce harm and loss of life but are crucial in us all getting back to some sort of normality.

“It’s just as important to get vaccinated now as it was on day one of the programme, and it has never been easier to walk in and get your jab while you are out and about. We are nearing the finish line of our world-leading vaccination programme, uptake has been fantastic locally and it has been a privilege to help keep people safe and to see the smiles on people’s faces once they’ve had their vaccine. With everyone over 18 now eligible and plenty of walk-in sites open, if you haven’t booked your first dose yet then today should be the day you make that happen and play your part in keeping us all safe.”

For further information, log onto www.healthierlsc.co.uk/covidvaccination