People aged 18 and up in Pendle are being urged to get vaccinated as cases of Covid-19 increase, including the new variant from India.
“Surge vaccination centres have opened to give people their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to help stop the spread of the virus,” said Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council.
“As cases continue to rise in Pendle and the infection rate increases, it’s vital that
people come and get vaccinated to protect themselves and keep Pendle safe,” he stated.
Details about vaccination centres in Pendle are on Pendle Council’s website www.pendle.gov.uk/covidvaccination including eligibility and how to book.
But people can also simply drop in to get their jab.
Councillor Ahmed said: “If you are unsure whether you are eligible, pop down and have a chat with the team.
“We are keen to get as many people vaccinated as possible, so please roll up!”
Mobile units are open daily 8am – 8pm at Morrisons Car Park, Pendle Street, Nelson BB9 7TX until Friday 11 June and at TK Maxx North Valley Road, Colne BB8 9DJ until Sunday 13 June.
And a vaccination bus will be at Brierfield Community Centre Car Park, Colne Road, Brierfield BB9 5HW on Thursday 3 June from 10am until 5pm.
The vaccination bus will move on to Colne Market Car Park, Market Street, Colne BB8 0HS on Friday 4 June, open from 10am until 5pm.
Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council, who has had Covid-19 himself, said:
“I had my vaccination this week. It’s quick and easy and offers the protection we need to fight this virus.”
Once people have had their first Pfizer dose, they can book their 2nd vaccination online via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by ringing the NHS on 119.
“It takes about 24 - 48 hours for details of your first vaccine to upload to the database,” explained Councillor Ahmed.
“The closer you get to your second dose being due, the more availability opens up,” he said.