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Weekly Newsletter - Thursday, November 11 Posted on 12 Nov 2021

Welcome to the latest of our weekly newsletters. We regard it as a priority that all our patients are kept fully informed of all developments at Buckshaw Village Surgery, Croston and Adlington Medical Centres, our sites at Lostock Hall and on matters affecting former Eaves Lane Surgery patients. We hope these regular updates will continue to prove useful. 

Covid Vaccination Programme Update  

We are at present offering Covid booster vaccinations to anyone aged 50 and over along with those who live and work in care homes and frontline health and social care workers.  

Those aged 16 plus with a range of health conditions will also be eligible for a booster jab. 

If you are immunosuppressed, you will receive a letter from your doctor or hospital consultant advising that you are eligible for a third dose. Please take this letter with you when attending for your third dose. 

However, in all cases your second vaccine dose must have been at least 182 days ago. 

We are also continuing to offer first doses to anyone who has not yet had one. 

With regards to second doses, we are offering these to anyone aged 17 years and nine months or over provided it has been at least eight weeks since their first dose. 

Those aged 12-15 are being offered first doses and also second doses if they have certain health conditions or if they live within a household of somebody who is immunosuppressed. In these cases, there must be at least an eight week gap since the first dose. 

All vaccinations are taking place at our vaccination hub at Jubilee House, Centurion Way, Leyland PR26 6TR, which is open from 8am to 7.40pm from Wednesday to Saturday, closed for lunch 1-2pm. 

You can attend as a walk-in or make an appointment via the NHS app. 

If you are housebound, please call any of our surgeries to request a home visit for our team to administer your vaccine. 

Annual flu jabs and flu nasal spray  

We are still awaiting news from the NHS with regards to the availability of annual flu jab doses. When supplies arrive, eligible patients will receive a text invitation from us in respect of an appointment. 

In respect of the flu nasal spray doses for children aged three upwards, as soon as any news becomes available, it will be posted on our website and social media. 

Blood Clinics 

We are now hosting twice weekly blood test clinics which are open to patients from all our surgeries. The clinics are being held at Croston Medical Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am to 10.30am. 

However, please note the clinics are by appointment only so please call any of our surgeries to book your blood test. 


Our efforts to increase the number of daily face to face appointments at all our surgeries has been well received by our patients and we are continuing to make every effort to offer more appointments with a range of clinicians. 

However, please could any patients unable to attend face to face appointments or who are unavailable for phone appointments please let us know in order that we can then reallocate it to another patient.


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