Blackpool vaccine walk-in centres to get jabbed at over Christmas – dates, locations and times

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“Vaccinations continue to be our main defence in the fight against Covid”

 

Walk-in vaccination clinics will run at locations across Blackpool including car parks, supermarkets and the town centre.

Vaccines and booster jabs will be available without appointments on most days between now and the end of December.

To date, more than 15,000 jabs have been administered at Blackpool walk-in clinics since June 2021 and the public is being urged to take up the offer of boosters amid a huge spike in cases locally and across the country.

Booster jabs are now available for everyone aged 18 and over who had their second vaccination at least three months ago and the Blackpool walk-in sites are also open to anyone aged 16+ for first and second doses.

Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health at Blackpool Council, said: “Vaccinations continue to be our main defence in the fight against Covid. I urge anyone who hasn’t yet received one to visit one of our walk-in vaccination clinics to discuss with the team any concerns they may have.

It is also important that people aged 18 or over, or in an eligible group, get the Covid-19 booster vaccine, a vital dose of protection for those who have previously received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

“Vaccinations have and continue to be the most effective way of tackling the pandemic and allowing us all to lead as normal a life as possible. Vaccinations are available every day across the town in a variety of locations, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to access boosters.

“I’m so proud that our teams have reached this milestone figure of 15,000 vaccinations at the walk-in clinics. To date, 79% of Blackpool residents aged 12 and over have received at least one dose. Without this we know the number of people being treated in hospital would be far higher. In the past year a quarter of a million vaccinations have been given in Blackpool.

“This couldn’t have been possible without the joint efforts of all the local agencies and the many, many volunteers who stepped up to help. I am so grateful to every single person that has been a part of our efforts to protect local residents. I urge all residents to take this request seriously. Please get yourself protected with the COVID-19 vaccination and do it now.”

Full list of Blackpool walk-in vaccine sites and times

Friday 17 December – Bickerstaffe Square, Talbot Rd, Blackpool – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Saturday 18 December – Community Testing Hub, Houndshill (opp rear entrance to M&S) – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Saturday 18 December – Odeon Blackpool Car Park, Rigby Rd – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Sunday 19 December – (12-15 age group only) Community Testing Hub, Houndshill (opp rear entrance to M&S) – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 19 December – Tesco Extra, Clifton Retail Park, Blackpool – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Monday 20 December – No.3 Pub Car Park, Whitegate Drive – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Tuesday 21 December – Town Centre (opposite Boots, corner of Victoria St & Bank Hey St) – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Wednesday 22 December – Lidl, Devonshire Rd, Blackpool – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Thursday 23 December – Palatine Sports Centre, St Annes Rd – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Wednesday 29 December – Tesco Extra, Clifton Retail Park, Blackpool – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Thursday 30 December – Red Lion Pub Car Park, Devonshire Rd, Bispham – 10.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 31 December – Odeon Blackpool Car Park, Rigby Rd – 9.00am to 1.00pm