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Mobile Covid-19 vaccine bus comes to Blackburn with Darwe

Mobile Covid-19 vaccine bus comes to Blackburn with Darwe

From Monday 24 May 2021, a Covid-19 vaccination bus will be visiting various locations across Blackburn with Darwen providing first dose Pfizer vaccines to people in the area.

Mosques, colleges, schools, 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.

As well as making access to a vaccine easier and more convenient, clinicians on board the bus will be able to answer questions and address any concerns people might have. There is no need to book an appointment to visit the vaccine bus so please just attend.

Vaccination of residents is according to a priority list, as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), based on age and vulnerability of people and the risk of them becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19.

The current criteria are:
• Aged 34 and over
• Aged 18 and over with any underlying health conditions
• Aged 18 and over AND living, caring or working with anyone with underlying health conditions
• Health and Social Care staff
• Any carers – paid or unpaid. You will not be asked for proof as unpaid carers are eligible.

The vaccination bus is in addition to the sites in Penny Street, Revidge Fold Church, Royal Blackburn Hospital and Everest Pharmacy in Darwen which are also delivering first dose Pfizer vaccines. These sites are appointment only and bookings can be made at www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getmyjab

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.”

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Bus timetable

Monday 24 May 2021 – Masjid E Sajedeen Mosque car park Plane Tree Road, Little Harwood, Blackburn BB1 6LS 10am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 26 May 2021 AM –  Blackburn College Car park Fielden Street, Blackburn BB2 1 LH 9am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 26th May 2021 – Al Asr Mosque car park Preston New Road at the junction of St Silas Road, Blackburn BB2 6JX 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 27 May 2021 – Audley Leisure Centre car park Chester Street, Blackburn BB1 1DW 10am – 5.30pm

Friday 28 May 2021 –  Mill Hill (Council car park land) Junction of Angela St and Francis St, Mill Hill, Blackburn BB2 4DP 9am – 12.30pm

Friday 28 May 2021 – land next to Roman Road Health Centre and community hub area Fishmoor Drive, Off Roman Road, Blackburn BB2 3UY 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 29 May 2021 – St Michael & St Johns Primary School Car Park Swallow Drive, Blackburn BB1 6LE 12pm – 7.30pm

Sunday 30 May 2021- Shadsworth Community Hub car park Rothesay Road, Shadsworth, Blackburn BB1 2JB 10am – 5.30pm

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