A look inside Preston Grasshoppers new vaccination centre

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club, Lightfoot Green Lane, has recently become a Covid-19 vaccination centre, managed by staff at Broadway Pharmacy.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 12:30 pm
Staff from Broadway Pharmacy are on hand to issue the Covid-19 vaccine at the newly opened site

Open until Tuesday, August 31, the new pharmacy-run site joins the other large-scale vaccination centres operating in Blackburn, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster and Ulverston, 11 hospital hubs and 36 GP-led sites as part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The rugby club, on Lightfoot Green Lane, first opened as a vaccination centre on February 4
Pharamasist Michael Ball is the clinical lead at the new vaccination centre

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Patients with an allocated time slot are then greeted by Lisa Chapman and Anne Clarke at the reception before being directed to the waiting room
Automatic hand sanitizing stations are positioned around the centre
The upgraded centre offers a total of seven separate vaccination pods to issue the Covid-19 jab
The waiting area is cleaned regularly by volunteers at the centre
Volunteers guide patients around the one-way system in the centre
Pharmacist and service lead Michael Ball vaccinates 71-year-old Hugh Duckworth
Service lead Michael Ball prepares a jab with the AstraZeneca vaccine dose