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NHS walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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Walk-in clinics brought to the heart of Preston communities.

A number of walk in clinics are available in Preston offering residents vaccines. 

These sites make getting a jab easier and more convenient, with clinicians on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have. Please check which site is offering which vaccine below before you attend.

Current walk-in service

  • Location - St John's Shopping Centre
  • Date and time - Monday - Saturday, 12.00pm - 5.30pm and Sunday, 12.00pm - 3.30pm 
  • Service - 1st, 2nd dose (Pfizer and Moderna) and booster

Please note: we advise you to check times and further locations before making your journey by visiting NHS Central Lancashire CGS - Get Your Jab.

Mobile Vaccination Unit sessions

Further community sessions have been arranged across Preston so it's even easier to get your Autumn booster Covid vaccine. All these sessions are available 10am until 4pm with no appointment needed.

  • Tuesday 27 September, Preston College, St Vincent's Road, Preston PR2 8UR
  • Wednesday 28 September, Preston College, St Vincent's Road, Preston PR2 8UR
  • Saturday 8 October, Fishergate shopping centre car park, Preston PR1 8HJ
  • Saturday 15 October, Fishergate shopping centre car park, Preston PR1 8HJ
  • Tuesday 25 October, Morrisons supermarket car park, Riversway, Preston PR2 2YN
  • Friday 28 October, Morrisons supermarket car park, Blackpool Road, Ribbleton, Preston PR1 6US

This mobile service offers Autumn booster vaccines to:

  • All adults aged 50 and over
  • All carers plus residents and staff of care homes
  • All frontline health and social care workers
  • Anyone immunosuppressed and their household contacts

Eligibility criteria 

Anybody over the age of 12 is now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at any clinic venue. Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult.

Anybody who is living or working in Preston and surrounding areas as well as anybody with a caring responsibility for somebody else who lives in the local area can access a vaccination via our walk in and mobile sites.

If you have any questions, please come down and speak to the team.

For more information visit NHS - who can get the vaccine.

Do I need to book?

No appointment is needed, just walk-in during the above operating hours. Depending upon demand there may be a wait when you arrive.

Pre jab requirements

  • There is no difference in timeframe requirements for 16+ or 18+
  • you need to wait 8 weeks between your 1st and 2nd jab
  • you need to wait 12 weeks between your 2nd jab and booster
  • you need to be 28 days clear of testing positive
  • First two doses should ideally be the same vaccine but no need for the booster to be the same

What will happen on the day?

The clinics will be running throughout the day and there is no need to book an appointment. You will be greeted by marshals who will be able to direct you to the right place and explain the process.

Once you have received your vaccination from one of our qualified vaccinators there is a waiting area where the team will make sure you are well. You will also be provided with information on how to manage any side effects you may experience.

Social distancing measures will be place throughout, and please remember to wear a mask unless you are exempt.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I arrive at any time?

You do not need an appointment however we have a limited availability of vaccines and will close the pop up clinic when they have been used. If you are able to visit at any time, please do not leave it until the end of the day. 

I'm not sure whether I am eligible - can I talk to someone about it?

There will be members of the team available on the day to advise people. However, anybody over the age of 18 is now eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at any clinic venue.

Why are vaccines important?

Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill-health. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year.

Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are either gone or very infrequent.

Other diseases like measles and diphtheria have been reduced by up to 99.9% since their vaccines were introduced.

However, if people stop having vaccines, it's possible for infectious diseases to quickly spread again.

Do I have to rest after having my vaccine?

No, you should be able to continue as normal as long as you feel well. If your arm is particularly sore, you may find heavy lifting difficult. If you feel unwell or very tired you should rest and avoid operating machinery or driving.

The vaccine cannot give you Covid-19 infection, and two doses will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill. However, you will need to continue to follow the guidance in your area.

Map address for walk-in vaccination clinics

  • St John's Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB

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