COVID-19 vaccination programme
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout began in England on December 8, 2020, with the first vaccinations being administered to high-risk groups such as the elderly, healthcare workers and care home residents. Since then, all individuals aged five and older have been offered at least two primary doses. In addition, a booster dose has been offered to eligible individuals, including those aged 50 and over, healthcare workers and people with underlying health conditions.
More than 70 per cent of the adult population in England has been fully vaccinated, and more than 85 per cent have received at least one dose. The vaccination programme has been carried out through a combination of mass vaccination centres, local pharmacies, GP surgeries, hospitals and outreach teams.
In Lancashire and South Cumbria, the vaccination programme has been a huge success with more than 4.5m vaccinations administered to our population and more than 72 per cent of our population fully vaccinated. Our vaccination offer has evolved alongside the programme timeline – at the outset of the programme our system hosted seven mass vaccination centres, however these have now all been closed in line with the reduced need and demand.
The programme today is predominantly provided by primary care with both GP practices and community pharmacies offering vaccinations to patients as required.
COVID-19 vaccination helpline
If you need help or advice on how to get a COVID-19 vaccination, please contact 0300 7906 856 to speak to one of our friendly vaccination helpline colleagues.
Alternatively, complete the online form here.
Our current COVID-19 vaccination programmes
The seasonal booster campaign for autumn and winter 2023/24 came to an end on 31 January 2024. It is anticipated the next round of vaccinations will take place in spring 2024. More information will be added here as it becomes available.