How people are being vaccinated

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Large-scale and pharmacy-led vaccination centres

These include a large vaccination centre at Blackpool Winter Gardens, as well as sites being run by pharmacies. Locations offering the vaccine are:

  • Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Anne’s
  • AFC Fylde, Wesham
  • Moor Park Health and Wellbeing Centre, Bispham
  • Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre

People who are eligible for a vaccine and live within 45 minutes’ drive of a large-scale/pharmacy led site, and haven’t already been vaccinated, will receive a letter from the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service telling them how they can book their appointment.

  • People who receive a letter to book their appointment will be asked to book online or to call a number which is free of charge.
  • If you choose to book online, you may be given the option of various vaccination centres and you can choose the one which suits you best.
  • If you receive a letter and have already been vaccinated or have another appointment booked, then you can ignore the letter.
  • If you receive a letter 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 you are housebound please see the information below.

We are encouraging people not to delay having their vaccine, but if you are unable to travel to a vaccination centre or would rather wait for an appointment closer to home, you can choose to wait for your local GP-led service (details below) to be in touch to offer an alternative.

Local GP-led vaccination services

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 have been set up to cover registered patients of the following GP practices:

  • 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)

Because practices are working together to provide this service, when you are invited for your vaccination it may not be your own GP practice that contacts you, but the local vaccination service.

If you are registered with one of the practices above and haven’t yet had your vaccination, you may receive a letter from the national booking service to attend a large scale centre before you receive an invite to a local GP led site. While we are encouraging people not to delay having their vaccine, if you are unable to travel to a vaccination centre or would rather wait for an appointment closer to home, you can choose to wait for your local GP-led service to be in touch to offer an alternative.

Patients registered at:

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

will be invited to attend their nearest vaccination centre, which includes Moor Park Health, Bispham and Leisure Centre and Fleetwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, Fleetwood (as detailed above).

Care homes

The NHS has now offered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents at every eligible care home with older residents across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

In a major milestone for the NHS vaccination programme, nurses, GPs and other NHS staff have offered the life-saving jab to people living in care homes with older residents.

The small remainder have had their visits deferred by local directors of public health for safety reasons during a local outbreak. Those homes will be visited and jabbed as soon as NHS staff are allowed to do so.

Find out more → Almost all Fylde Coast care homes residents and staff offered COVID-19 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 March 2021 at 09:52 by communications and engagement manager