Get your jab
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.
People aged 18 and over (or turning 18 within 3 months) can get a 1st and 2nd dose of a vaccine.
Young people aged 16-17 are currently only being offered a 1st dose.
Children aged 12 to 15 are also being offered a 1st dose. Further information on COVID-19 vaccinations for this age range at: COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine:
If you're aged 16 or over you can:
- book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment.
Click here to view walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites near Chorley or walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites near Preston or see the list below.
- wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them
Booking your second dose:
There must be at least eight weeks - 56 days - between your first and second dose.
If you booked your first dose through the national booking system, you can book your second dose or manage your appointments online or by calling 119.
If you had your first vaccination through your GP practice, they will contact you to book your second dose when it’s your time. If it is week 11 and you are concerned that you have not been invited for your second dose yet, contact your GP practice.
COVID-19 booster vaccine:
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have one*.
*Please note, if you are a Chorley resident and recently receieved an appointment letter to attend St Josephs Parish Centre, the full and correct address is as below:
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in central Lancashire:
Trying to fit a Covid vaccine into your day? We know life can sometimes get in the way so it's now even easier for you to get your jab. Anyone aged 16 and over can now drop into a local clinic. No appointment needed!
If you prefer to have a date marked on the calendar, you can also book an appointment at one of these vaccination centres or pharmacies now via the national booking system or by calling 119.
Please note, vaccines are subject to eligibility and availability.
What vaccine will I receive?
- Pfizer vaccination clinics are offering first dose appointments for anyone aged 16 and over alongside second dose appointments for anyone aged 18 and over who has had already had their first dose over 8 weeks ago.
- Moderna vaccination clinics are offering first dose appointments for anyone aged 18 and over alongside second dose appointments for anyone aged 18 and over who has had already had their first dose over 8 weeks ago.
- You can also attend AstraZeneca walk in clinics if you are aged 40 and over, or have had your first jab over 8 weeks ago.
Please note, mobile clinics and walk-in slots are offered in addition to appointments booked through the National Booking System or local NHS. If you have an appointment booked at a clinic, please attend at the time and date listed.
Details of ongoing clinics are as follows. If you are not quite ready for your second dose jab, keep checking back for details on future clinics:
Jubilee House Clinic:
*Pfizer first and second dose*
Times: 8am to 1pm and 2pm to 8pm
Venue: Jubilee House, Lancashire Enterprise Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TY
Chorley and South Ribble Hospital hub:
*Pfizer first and second dose*
Open: 7 days a week
Times: 8:30am - 7pm
Venue: Preston Road, Chorley, PR7 1PP
No appointment is needed, just walk-in during the above operating hours.
Where else can you get your jab?
There are two large vaccination centres within central Lancashire, which also offer walk-in vaccinations. These are as follows:
Date: Monday - Sunday (first and second dose Pfizer, first and second dose Moderna, first and second dose AstraZeneca)
Time: Monday - Friday, 8.30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
St John's Shopping Centre, Preston, PR1 1FB
(Aged 18+ only)
Date: Monday - Sunday (first and second dose Pfizer, first and second dose Moderna)
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm
What will happen on the day?
The clinics will be running throughout the day and there is no need to book an appointment. You will be greeted by marshals who will be able to direct you to the right place and explain the process.
Once you have received your vaccination from one of our qualified vaccinators there is a waiting area where the team will make sure you are well. You will also be provided with information on how to manage any side effects you may experience.
Social distancing measures will be place throughout, and please remember to wear a mask unless you are exempt.
What happens if I can't attend a pre-booked appointment?
We know life gets busy, and we are working hard to make getting your Covid-19 jab as easy as possible by offering timed appointments alongside walk-in slots at the times that works best for you that day. Please help us by keeping your booked appointment when convenient or cancelling if you can’t make it or have already used our walk-in service.
- (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- More Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at: Healthier Lancs and South Cumbria :: FAQs (healthierlsc.co.uk)