COVID-19 Vaccinations

You can book your COVID-19 vaccine, either by:

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds

The vaccine booking service is also open for 12 to 15 year olds. Children who are home schooled or who missed the opportunity to get vaccinated when their school was visited can now book a slot at a vaccination centre.

Vaccination clinics at your local GP practice

GP practices are running clinics for their patients. They will contact you directly when your vaccination is due.  

What about COVID-19 booster jabs?

The booster vaccine is now being rolled out, to help maintain protection over the winter.

Priority is being given to the same groups as the initial vaccine rollout. This includes health and social care workers, care home residents, people aged 50 and over, 16 – 49 year olds with underlying health conditions and adult carers.

You can only have the booster jab six months after receiving the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.

The NHS will contact you directly when it is your turn.

If you are having a flu jab, you can have this at the same time as your COVID-19 booster jab

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds

All children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a first dose of the vaccine. The aim is to lower the risk of COVID-19 spreading in schools and reduce the need for children to have time off school.

Vaccines will mostly be delivered at schools by healthcare staff. All parents, or those with parental responsibility, will be asked for their consent.

Vaccinations at local pharmacies

Barkerhouse Pharmacy, 102 Barkerhouse Road, Nelson BB9 9EU

  • Drop in for first or second dose of Pfizer. Please either call in or ring and leave your contact details to arrange. Second doses cannot be done until 8 weeks after your first dose. 
  • Or book via national booking service
  • Flu jabs are also available for those who are eligible. You can drop in for these, but before you do, check if you're eligible for the flu jab 

When?

  • 9.15am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 9.15am to 4pm Saturday

Taylors Pharmacy, 207 Leeds Road, Nelson BB9 8EH

16 and 17 year olds can get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Please call 01282 615325 in advance to book your appointment.

  • Drop in for first dose of Moderna/ Pfizer or a second dose of AstraZeneca/ Moderna/ Pfizer. Second doses cannot be done until 8 weeks after your first dose. 
  • Or book via national booking service
  • Flu jabs are available for those who are eligible, but please book first. 

When?

  • Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm
  • Saturdays from 9am until 3pm
  • Sunday from 11am – 3pm

Well Pharmacy, 26 - 30 Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick BB18 5DR

When?

  • Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm

Reserve List

There is no drop-in service available at Well Pharmacy. But if you ring them on 01282 812 195 you can be put on a reserve list. The pharmacy will contact people on the reserve list if someone doesn't turn up for their vaccination slot.

Flu vaccines

More people, including children, are likely to get flu this winter. People have had less chance to build up a natural immunity to it because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research shows that if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, you’re more likely to be seriously ill.

If you get vaccinated against flu as well as COVID-19, not only will you protect yourself, you'll protect those around you.

Where can I get the flu vaccine?

  • Your GP surgery
  • Any pharmacy offering the service
  • Your midwifery service if you’re pregnant
  • A hospital appointment

Find out more by visiting the NHS Flu Vaccine pages

Free bus travel to your vaccination appointment

The Burnley Bus Company is offering free travel on any of its buses to and from a vaccination appointment to anyone taking up the offer of a jab. 

You can have a free return journey on any service operated by The Burnley Bus Company, and the full Ribble Country bus network.  

The offer covers travel across Burnley and Pendle, plus the Ribble Valley, Hyndburn and Rossendale. It also includes travel on the Rossendale Rovers 8 and Hotline buses in Burnley and Hyndburn.

All you have to do is show your driver a text or email on your phone, or a letter or other printed document that confirms your appointment for that day. 

The free travel offer is in place until further notice.

COVID-Vaccination Scams

Some people are reporting that they are receiving phone calls offering vaccine appointments for a cost, or text messages directing people to a convincing fake NHS website with a booking link.

The COVID-19 vaccine will always be free in the UK and delivered by the NHS. You will be contacted by the NHS call/recall service telling you when you are eligible.

Anyone offering you a real NHS COVID-19 vaccination booking will never:

  • ask you for payment or any bank details
  • ask you to press a button on your keypad when on the phone
  • ask you to send a text to confirm the booking

Anyone who has concerns about whether an approach is genuine should speak to their local GP surgery.

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine

Are you getting information about the vaccination from social media? If you are, do you research what you read?

Check before you share to make sure what you're reading is accurate.  

The NHS is the best source of information about the COVID-19 vaccination. 

Visit the NHS COVID-19 vaccination pages

Visit the GOV.UK COVID-19 vaccination pages

Covid Lounge 

Covid Lounge is a digital space for residents to regularly come together to discuss the impact of COVID-19.   

Led by Building Bridges Pendle, Covid Lounge provides a safe space for open conversations as well as an opportunity to build stronger relationships and support one another.   

Covid Lounge addresses any misconceptions, shares factual knowledge and provides clarity on issues around COVID-19.  You will be joined by local leaders and professionals from organisations including the NHS, councils, wellbeing, faith and other sectors. 

Find out more about Covid Lounge