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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

Mobile vaccine clinic is back for boosters in Blackburn with Darwen!

A mobile vaccine clinic is opening on the Royal Blackburn Hospital site from tomorrow, Thursday December 16, and parking is free for those getting vaccinated!

The articulated lorry will be open 8am until 8pm, seven days a week and is offering booster vaccines.

People can also still get their first and second jabs too if they haven’t already – it is not too late to get yourself protected.

The return of the mobile vaccine clinic will help the NHS vaccination programme offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year in a race to protect the nation against the Omicron variant.

Walk-ins are welcome but priority is given to those with an appointment. Book your appointment online at www.healthierlsc.co.uk/blackburnbooster

Jane Scattergood, Senior Responsible Officer for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, is urging people to get their booster jab without delay.

She said: “The NHS is working closely with all its partners on a rapid response to the new omicron variant of the virus in order to protect our citizens. We have plenty of vaccine for everyone and have made it as easy as possible for them to come forward to be vaccinated.

“A huge thank you to all our staff and partners who are working hard on the delivery of this next phase of the vaccination programme and are helping to protect our residents and their loved ones.”

Tony McDonald, Executive Director of Integrated Care, Partnerships and Resilience, is leading the vaccination programme at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) said he was really pleased the mobile vaccination unit was up and running.

He added: “This is the NHS, the Trust and Pennine Lancashire as a whole at its very best – working to protect the health of any many people as possible. This mobile unit is now staffed and taking appointments for first, second, third and booster doses of the vaccine. I would encourage everyone to book in as soon as they’re able. I am hopeful that we will soon be able to accept walk in appointments too. It is one of a number of sites open for vaccinations – please get yours as soon as you can.”

Further details are available here on where you can book your vaccine at www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getmyjab