COVID update re Health and Social Care Worker vaccinations. If you fall into this category, please DON’T call your practice, but instead follow the below:
We would love to be able to vaccinate all eligible patients but as we have limited and sporadic supply, must prioritise our elderly population. These require local provision often due to health and mobility issues.
However, we are pleased to advise that provision has been made for all frontline Health and Social care workers (H&SCW) via East Lancs Hospital Trust (ELHT). The Trust requests that all H&SCW organisations (which includes dentists, pharmacies, optometrists & LCC) have a named responsible person who will collate a list of all their staff. The list will be sent to a designated ELHT e-mail address and then ELHT will contact those individuals to book them in to the appropriate hospital vaccine hub – either Burnley General Hospital or Royal Blackburn Hospital. We have been advised to tell you that this is strictly on a booking system, and walk-ins will not be seen. Once contacted please book ASAP as appointments are for a limited window. You will need to take your workplace ID badge to confirm your eligibility.