Milestone: Thousands Vaccinated in Wesham Pharmacy, Blackpool

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NOTE: This press release was published in April 2021. As such, some information may be outdated. For current information on our vaccination centres, please click here.

Wesham Pharmacy has recently passed a significant milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination program.

The number of bookings accepted by the pharmacy has recently surpassed 8,000 Blackpool residents up to the end of April, and is fast approaching 9,000.

While based in Preston, it has extended its services to the city of Blackpool by operating Moor Park Leisure Centre as a vaccination centre. By taking advantage of a venue temporarily closed due to the ongoing pandemic, Wesham Pharmacy has been able to successfully manage 8,764 appointments for the local community, over 2,000 of which took place during a single week in March.

The community pharmacy centre is vital in assisting The Winter Gardens in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people as possible. Densely populated areas like Blackpool require as much support as possible to ensure the whole community has the opportunity to receive life-saving protection during these uncertain times.

This is especially true following recent reports that it may take up to five years for Blackpool’s tourism industry to recover to pre-COVID levels.

Cllr Lynn Williams, leader of Blackpool Council, praised the local vaccination efforts: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support the NHS and provide the use of the Winter Gardens and Moor Park Leisure Centre.”

Since the beginning of February, vaccinations have accelerated as they have become available to more people. This increase in availability comes as part of the government’s plan to have every UK adult be offered their first dose by 31 July.

Ian Stuart
Ian Stuart
Excellent service , friendly efficient staff , what more could one ask , especially in these troubled times
David Pickles
David Pickles
Brilliant. I was on holiday nearby and left my prescribed meds at home. I phoned up and they were ready for me by the time I arrived at the pharmacy. Excellent service, wish it was more local to me!
sarah turner
sarah turner
Great place to have your COVID Vaccine - first class service, professional and efficient, even though I hadn't worn a top that allowed them to get to the very top of my arm easily to give me my jab! I won't make that mistake again 🙂
Sam Field
Sam Field
Amazing service at the vaccination centre! Was in and out so quickly!
Dana Guillot
Dana Guillot
Friendly, considerate staff. Open Saturdays and they can deliver.
norma parry
norma parry
The pharmacy is superb. Lovely people who know and care about people. Zahir can be relied upon to give good advice and care to his customers. They are the best x
Samantha Burrow
Samantha Burrow
Great team of staff, always ready to help and go the extra mile. I highly recommend seeking advice from your local pharmacy first and this team rank high in customer service, care and expertise.
Linda Berry
Linda Berry
Love this pharmacy. So friendly and approachable. Never had any problems getting my prescriptions which are sent from my doctors surgery. Thank you
Susan hartley
Susan hartley
Rung to see if stocked an item unfortunately they didn’t but excellent service over the phone and other places i may get it Thankyou