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Increased pharmacy vaccination sites in Luton

Date: 19/10/2021 | Category: CCG News

There are now more pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccinations locally in Luton, bringing the total number of vaccination sites in the town to 15.

Health bosses in Luton have been working with local partners to improve the access to vaccinations in the area, with Rowlands Pharmacy, Sundon Park Road, Luton and Wheatfield Pharmacy, 60 Wheatfield Road, Luton will soon come on board to deliver vaccinations of both first, second and booster jabs.  All 15 locations have convenient bookable appointments via the National Booking System (www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119) and can now offer walk-ins, increasing the ease with which to get vaccinated.

The large vaccination centre at Redgrave Children and Young People’s Centre will remain in place along with the 14 pharmacies in the town.

The vaccination centre at Farley Hill Community Centre will close from 21 October, with the last vaccinations being given at 5pm that day. The staff resource from the Farley Hill site will be used to support future outreach sessions that will be advertised on the Luton Council website and communicated to the specific neighbourhoods.

The, Farley Hill Chemist, at 3 Market Square, Luton LU1 5RD, is 200 yards away from the Farley Hill Community Centre vaccination site and is available for residents in this area.

Nicky Poulain, Director of Primary Care, BLMK CCG: “We are incredibly pleased to be able to offer the public in Luton even more sites to be able to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. These new locations are in the heart of the community at places that are both convenient and accessible.

“Whether you’re looking forward to getting back to spending time with family and friends, planning your next holiday or counting down the days until your favourite festival, the vaccine will help keep you and those around you safe.

“So, if you’re eligible but have not yet taken up the offer, are due your second dose, or looking to book your booster jab, come and visit our new locations. There’s also a wide range of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics across BLMK, with many offering evening and weekend sessions, to make it as easy as possible for you to get your jab.”

Sally Cartwright, Interim Director of Public Health, Luton Council said: “Our colleagues at the CCG have worked hard to provide numerous vaccination sites across Luton and these additional sites will only help the people of Luton get access to the vaccinations they need.

“Our Vaxi Taxi initiative continues to enable some members of the public who require assistance to get to a vaccination site; our COVID reassurers continue to support those who need assurance around the vaccine, and these additional vaccination locations all combine to enable the public to easily access their COVID-19 vaccination in our area.”

First dose vaccinations are available to those aged 16 and over and second dose vaccinations will also be provided to those aged 18 and over who have already had their first dose over eight weeks ago. With many sites providing walk-in sessions, the public will not need an appointment, they will simply walk-in!

Information about nearby vaccination sites, opening hours and how to book an appointment is available at: www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/drop-in or the national site: www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab.  Further details on the BLMK vaccination programme can be accessed at www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/covid-19

Notes to editors

Sites in Luton providing COVID0-19 vaccinations are:

 

 

REDGRAVE CENTRE

 

27 REDGRAVE GARDENS LUTON LU3 3QN
 

ACORN PHARMACY

 

138 DALLOW ROAD LUTON LU1 1NE
 

AVICENNA PHARMACY

 

5-7 THE GREEN,

HOCKWELL RING

LUTON LU4 9PG
 

ACORN PHARMACY

 

361 DUNSTABLE ROAD LUTON LU4 8BN
 

BLENHEIM PHARMACY

 

9A BLENHEIM CRESCENT LUTON LU3 1HA
 

BOOTS PHARMACY

 

82-86 THE LUTON ARNDALE CENTRE LUTON LU1 2BG
 

CALVERTON PHARMACY

 

62 CALVERTON ROAD LUTON LU3 2SZ
 

DENBIGH PHARMACY

 

 

60 DENBIGH ROAD LUTON LU3 1NR
 

FARLEY HILL CHEMIST

 

3-4 MARKET SQUARE LUTON LU1 5RD
 

HALFWAY CHEMIST

 

731 DUNSTABLE ROAD LUTON LU4 0DU
 

HARRIS CHEMIST

 

 

165 DUNSTABLE ROAD

LUTON LU1 1BW
 

JARDINES PHARMACY

 

306-308 OAKLEY ROAD LUTON LU4 9QD
 

MAKAN’S PHARMACY

 

453 DUNSTABLE ROAD LUTON LU4 8DE

 

Luton Vaxi Taxi:

Details of the Luton Vaxi Taxi service can be found here: https://m.luton.gov.uk/Page/Show/news/Pages/Get-a-cab-to-take-the-jab.aspx