Latest Covid-19 news from across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Posted: 15th January 2021

Thousands invited to new NHS vaccination centre in Blackburn Cathedral

Thousands of people aged 80 and over are being invited to book a coronavirus vaccination at a new NHS larger scale vaccination centre at Blackburn Cathedral.

Posted: 14th January 2021

Information regarding letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service

People who are eligible, live near these new vaccination services and who haven’t already been vaccinated by their local GP led vaccination services or hospital hub, will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them…

Posted: 7th January 2021

New Oxford vaccine rolled out to Lancashire and South Cumbria General Practice services

The new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being rolled out to General Practice led services in Lancashire and South Cumbria today (07/01/2021), making it easier to protect care home residents and other vulnerable people against Covid-19.

Posted: 6th January 2021

Local vaccination services in place across Lancashire and South Cumbria

More sites are starting to take delivery of the coronavirus vaccine this week as the rollout continues to more areas of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Posted: 5th January 2021

UHMBT vaccinates first colleague with new Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has become one of the first trusts across the country to start vaccinating using the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine today, (Monday 4 January 2021), with Hilary…

Posted: 31st December 2020

Clitheroe GP practices bring hope to the Ribble Valley – with the launch of the Covid vaccine programme

The first local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams have opened in Clitheroe this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

Posted: 31st December 2020

Covid-19 vaccination update

Anyone who is currently booked to have their second Covid-19 vaccination from Tuesday 5 January 2021 onwards will have their appointment postponed and rescheduled in due course, in line with the new regulatory and clinical guidance, typically 12…

Posted: 30th December 2020

A further five local vaccination services have opened across Lancashire and South Cumbria

GP practices in Blackpool, Clitheroe, Preston, Kirkby Lonsdale, and Rawtenstall have started to take delivery of the vaccine, with their first clinics starting from Tuesday 29 December. This brings the total of local vaccination sites, run by family…

Posted: 23rd December 2020

Statement from NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria

While we need to celebrate the positive roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, the festive period is still going to be challenging, with significant pressures on NHS services. It is important that we all continue to play our part in…

Posted: 23rd December 2020

Nurse Jane feels honoured to be first member of staff at UHMBT to have COVID-19 vaccination

A ‘lovely early Christmas present’ and ‘an honour’ is how Registered Nurse, Jane Brown, described her experience of being the first member of staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) to receive the PfizerBioNTech…