MORE vaccination services have been added to community locations in a bid to encourage people in Bolton to get their Covid-19 vaccination.

People aged 25 or over can now get their first dose and are welcome to attend any of the walk-in vaccination services operating across the borough:

- A vaccination service at the University of Bolton will continue until Sunday June 13, 10am to 4pm each day.

The site is located behind the University Collegiate School, Deane Road, BL3 5AG and next to the Chancellor’s Mall building on the university campus.

This is pedestrian access only, but the nearby NCP car park, Deane Road offers two hours’ free parking. Disabled parking is available on site.

This site will offer first and second doses of both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca.

- An additional walk-in service will operate at Tonge Moor Health Centre, Thicketford Road, BL2 2LW on Thursday June 10 and Friday June 11, 9am to 5pm.

This will offer first dose, Pfizer. Pregnant women in particular are encouraged to attend this clinic for their first dose and will be given priority access.

-Vaccinations will also take place at Asda Burnden Park, Manchester Road, BL3 2QS. The vaccination bus will located on the car park from Saturday, June 12 to Monday June 14, 10am to 4pm. The Asda site will be for first doses, Pfizer.

-Vaccinations will continue at Victoria Square each day until Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. This site is offering first and second doses, Pfizer.

- Lever Chambers, Ashburner Street, BL1 1SQ is offering a walk-in clinic for second doses of Astra Zeneca from Thursday, June 10 to Monday June 14 (except Friday June 11), 8am to 8pm.

All sites are open to anyone in Bolton who is eligible.

Boltons Covid-19 Vaccination Bus

Bolton's Covid-19 Vaccination Bus

Dr Helen Wall, Senior Responsible Officer for the Vaccination Programme in Bolton, said: “We are very grateful to everyone’s efforts so far, but we must not take our foot off the pedal. There are several options for people over the next few days and throughout the weekend to get their first or second dose of the vaccine.

“We are adding more sites all the time and will keep people up to date as things are constantly changing." I’d like to say a big thank you to the places that have kindly agreed to host a vaccination service on their premises – whether it’s a supermarket, an education establishment or a local health centre, every dose is meaningful.

“I would repeat my appeal to the people of Bolton to come along and get their vaccination. All sites are open to anyone in Bolton who is eligible – and if you’re unsure about eligibility, then please come down and chat to the staff on site. There are still people who have not yet had their first vaccination who may not realise they are eligible or have struggled to get to an appointment. Please, let’s do this for everyone!”

At the time of writing, the national criteria included people aged 25 and over plus people at high risk of Covid-19, including the clinically extremely vulnerable and people who have a long-term health condition, carers, and health and social care workers.

Eligibility is under constant review by the JCVI and can change at short notice. Anyone unsure about eligibility can go along for a chat.