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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

Blackburn Cathedral marks its first anniversary as a Covid vaccination site

Today, 18th January 2022, marks the momentous first year anniversary of Blackburn Cathedral opening as a Covid vaccination site.

Staff at the large vaccination centre have delivered over 166,000 jabs since it opened a year ago; this is more than any other vaccination site in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The centre offers vaccines seven days a week, offering a convenient alternative to GP and pharmacy services.

Members of the public can access first and second dose Pfizer, crucial booster jabs and vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds, either by booking on the National Booking Service or via walk-ins.

Jane Scattergood, Covid-19 Vaccination Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System, said: “A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who has been involved, particularly the staff at the centre and volunteers who keep the site flowing smoothly. And a massive thank you to the public who have answered the call and come forward for their vaccinations when asked.

“A great deal of work went into setting up these sites, particularly when they are not in health setting. But it was important that the vaccination programme was available locally and in convenient settings for the public to access.

“We continue to be extremely grateful to all our wider partners including Lancashire County Council, Cumbria County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Council, our district councils, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, the military, police, local businesses and many more.”

To book an appointment, go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/