How people are being vaccinated

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Large-scale and pharmacy-led vaccination centres

These include the vaccination centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, as well as a number of sites being run by pharmacies.

You can book your vaccination appointments online if any of the following apply:
  • you’re aged 16 or over
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.

You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Local GP-led vaccination services

General practice and primary care teams have made a significant contribution to delivering the COVID vaccination programme to date, whilst also caring for patients’ routine, urgent and COVID care.

As the vaccination programme moves into its next phase, GP practices have been asked to confirm if they are able to support the vaccination of cohorts 10-12, adults aged 18-49.

Alternative arrangements are being put in place in areas where PCNs are not continuing to vaccinate in phase two to ensure there is continued local access to the COVID-19 vaccine for those in cohorts 10-12. This may include alternative local providers, such as local pharmacies and larger vaccination centres (as detailed above).

Phase 1 – cohorts 1-9

Local vaccination services are run by groups of family doctors working together in ‘primary care networks’. Across the Fylde Coast a total of nine sites were set up to cover registered patients of the following GP practices in phase 1 of the programme:

  • Lytham St Annes network (Ansdell Medical Centre, Fernbank Surgery, Holland House Surgery, Old Links Surgery, Parcliffe Medical Centre, Poplar House Surgery)
  • Blackpool Central network (Bloomfield Medical Centre, Layton Medical Centre, Marton Medical Centre, Newton Drive Health Centre, Waterloo Medical Centre)
  • Wyre and Fylde Rural Extended Network (Over Wyre Medical Centre, Garstang Medical Practice, Great Eccleston Health Centre, Ash Tree House Surgery, Kirkham Health Centre)
  • Wyre Integrated Network (Beechwood Surgery, Lockwood Avenue Surgery, Queensway Medical Centre, The Village Practice)
  • Blackpool Central West network (Adelaide Street Surgery, Elizabeth Street Surgery, South King Street Medical, St Paul’s Medical Centre)
  • Blackpool South network (Abbey Dale Medical Centre, Arnold Medical Centre, Highfield Surgery, Stonyhill Medical Practice)
  • Torrentum network (Thornton Practice, Cleveleys Group Practice, Crescent Surgery)

These networks are continuing to book in people in cohorts 1-9 who have not yet been vaccinated for their first dose and will carry on doing this to make sure that no-one is left behind. People in cohorts 1-9 who haven’t had a first dose yet should contact their practice now for a first dose appointment, or book via the national booking service (as detailed in the section above).

These networks will be able to give the second dose to everyone who has had their first dose of the vaccine with them and we will continue to invite people for their second dose when this is due.

During phase 1 patients registered at:

  • Blackpool North network (Glenroyd Medical Centre, North Shore Surgery)
  • Fleetwood network (The Mount View Practice, Broadway Medical Centre, Fleetwood Surgery)

were either invited to attend Poulton Civic Centre to be vaccinated or their nearest vaccination centre, including Blackpool Winter Gardens, Moor Park Health, Bispham and Leisure Centre and Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, Fleetwood (as detailed in the section above).

Phase 2 – cohorts 10-12

If you are a registered patient at one of the following practices, when it is your turn to be vaccinated you will either receive a letter inviting you to a GP led site (this may not necessarily be your local practice) or a letter inviting you to book via the national booking system.

  • Lytham St Annes network (Ansdell Medical Centre, Fernbank Surgery, Holland House Surgery, Old Links Surgery, Parcliffe Medical Centre, Poplar House Surgery)
  • Blackpool Central network (Bloomfield Medical Centre, Layton Medical Centre, Marton Medical Centre, Newton Drive Health Centre, Waterloo Medical Centre)
  • Wyre and Fylde Rural Extended Network (Over Wyre Medical Centre, Garstang Medical Practice, Great Eccleston Health Centre, Ash Tree House Surgery, Kirkham Health Centre)
  • Wyre Integrated Network (Beechwood Surgery, Lockwood Avenue Surgery, Queensway Medical Centre, The Village Practice)
  • Fleetwood network (The Mount View Practice, Broadway Medical Centre, Fleetwood Surgery)

If you are a registered patient at one of the following practices, when it is your turn to be vaccinated you will receive a letter inviting you to book your appointment via the national booking system. You will not be invited to receive your vaccine at a GP led site.

  • Blackpool North network (Glenroyd Medical Centre, North Shore Surgery)
  • Blackpool South network (Abbey Dale Medical Centre, Arnold Medical Centre, Highfield Surgery, Stonyhill Medical Practice)
  • Blackpool Central West network (Adelaide Street Surgery, Elizabeth Street Surgery, South King Street Medical, St Paul’s Medical Centre)
  • Torrentum network (Thornton Practice, Cleveleys Group Practice, Crescent Surgery)

You will be able to choose from a number of sites, including the large site at the Winter Gardens, as well as the pharmacy led sites at Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Anne’s AFC Fylde, Wesham Moor Park Health and Wellbeing Centre, Bispham Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre (as detailed in the section above).

Care homes

Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s community team, with support from military medics, have been working extremely hard over the past few months to make sure our most vulnerable residents are protected. We’re pleased to be able to say that almost all residents at care homes on the Fylde Coast have now received both doses of the vaccine.

People who are housebound

As well as care home residents and staff, community teams have also been vaccinating those who are housebound across the Fylde Coast.

Anyone who is housebound is not expected to travel to a vaccination site. Arrangements will be made for you to have your vaccine in your home.

If you receive a letter from the national NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service saying an appointment has been booked for you but you do not wish to travel, then please call the number in the letter to cancel it. If the letter is asking you to book an appointment yourself, you can simply ignore it.

Health and social care workers

Front line health and social care workers can now book their COVID-19 vaccination directly through the national booking system.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination (opens in a new window).  You will need to bring your work ID with you to you appointment.

Hospital hubs

Hospital hub vaccination sites are run by local hospitals and primarily provide vaccinations to health and social care frontline staff. Across Lancashire and South Cumbria there are 11 hospital hub sites. The site on the Fylde Coast is Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Last updated on 16 September 2021 at 13:45 by senior communications and engagement officer