Extra pop-up vaccination sites this weekend

Two pop up Covid-19 vaccination sites will be open for appointments this weekend.

Following the success of a pop up clinic at Pikes Lane Centre last Saturday, where appointments were booked up within a day of it being publicised, the site will open its doors again this Sunday, March 14.

Appointments should be booked in advance and apply to people who are registered at 13 GP practices in the Deane, Daubhill, Derby and Great Lever areas.

Vaccinations can be booked between 8am and 4pm via one of three ways:

  • Click on the booking link sent in a text message, direct from your GP practice
  • Contact your GP practice via the usual number
  • Phone the vaccination hotline: 01204 462125 or 01204 462157 (these are independent numbers not linked to any GP practice)

Marshals who can speak different languages will be on hand at the Deane Road centre to help those whose first language is not English.  However, people are advised to bring a family member or someone from their support bubble to help translate.

A second pop up clinic will be held at Farnworth Health Centre, Frederick Street on Saturday, March 13 between 8.30am and 3pm.

Appointments will be open to those people registered at the following GP practices:

  • Kearsley Medical Centre
  • Stonehill Medical Centre
  • Fig Tree Medical Centre
  • The Farnworth Family Practice

Appointments can be booked in the same way as the Pikes Lane site.

Both options are alternative venues to the ‘hub’ site at Lever Chambers in the town centre, which is vaccinating people from Central Primary Care Network, Rumworth Primary Care Network and Farnworth and Kearsley Primary Care Network.

Senior Responsible Officer for the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Bolton, and Clinical Director of Commissioning at Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Helen Wall, said: “The Pikes Lane pop up, run in conjunction with Bolton GP Federation, was very popular so we were keen to continue vaccinating in the heart of the community. We were even able to vaccinate local MP Yasmin Qureshi, who was impressed with the set-up on Saturday.

“We appreciate that it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but what better gift can you give to your family than the best protection against becoming seriously unwell from Covid? That said, I want to reassure people that this is a free vaccination, available to everyone who is eligible.

“I would urge anyone who does book at either site, to attend their appointment. We have vaccinations ready and waiting, so please don’t put it off or change your mind. Having the vaccination will help us all to get back to some sort of normality.”

The Covid-19 vaccination programme is being led nationally by NHS England, and Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is managing arrangements at a local level.

Vaccination of residents is according to a priority list, as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), based on age and vulnerability of people and the risk of them becoming seriously ill and dying from Covid-19.

Bolton is currently vaccinating people over 55, anyone with a long term health condition, carers, and people who are shielding. People aged over 50 will start to receive their invitations from this weekend.

All of the above groups will be able to book an appointment at Pikes Lane and Farnworth Health Centre.

The Pikes Lane Centre is available to people registered at the following GP practices:

  • Dr Y Loomba and Partner
  • Dr A Kumar and Partner Deane Medical Centre
  • Dr A E Zarrouk and Partner
  • Beehive Surgery
  • Orient House Medical Centre
  • Dr M Dakshina-Murthi
  • Dr Sidda and Partner
  • Al Fal Medical Group
  • Deane Clinic (Dr Selvarajan)
  • 3D Medical Centre
  • Bolton General Practice
  • Bolton Medical Centre
  • The Olive Family Practice

The Farnworth Health Centre site is available to people registered at the following GP practices:

  • Kearsley Medical Centre
  • Stonehill Medical Centre
  • Fig Tree Medical Centre
  • The Farnworth Family Practice

The full list of vaccination sites in Bolton:

  • Tonge Moor Health Centre – including people from Turton PCN
  • Lever Chambers Health Centre – including people from Rumworth PCN, Central PCN and Farnworth and Kearsley PCN
  • Breightmet Health Centre – including people from Breightmet and Little Lever PCN
  • Peter House Surgery – including people from Westhoughton PCN
  • Waters Meeting Health Centre – including people from Halliwell PCN, plus those registered at Bolton Community Practice in Horwich
  • Avondale Health Centre – including people from Chorley Roads PCN
  • Horwich RMI – including people from Kildonan House Surgery and Pike View Medical Centre
  • Hootons Pharmacy at the Bolton Wanderers, Horwich – including people who receive a letter to book through the national service
  • Pikes Lane Centre pop-up – including people from Central PCN
  • Farnworth Health Centre pop up – including people from Farnworth and Kearsley PCN

 

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