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COVID-19 Vaccination options

Vaccination centre sign

Following the opening of Lincolnshire’s first large vaccination centre at Boston’s Princess Royal Sports Arena (PRSA) on Monday 18 January, letters have begun to be sent to people over 70 who live within 45 minutes driving distance, inviting them to book their vaccination through the national booking service (online or by telephone).

You may also be contacted by your local NHS services.  If you have, you can choose to either book your vaccination appointments through your local NHS services or using the details in the letter you have received.  You should book as soon as possible.  If you’ve had your first vaccine dose already, the NHS will contact you when it’s time for your second dose.

To reiterate, the NHS in Lincolnshire can confirm that attending the large vaccination centre at PRSA is an option, and people who are over 70 who already have, or wish to wait for an appointment at their local vaccination site, will still be invited to by Lincolnshire’s NHS as their turn comes.   Local Primary Care Networks will be contacting people this week.

We are delighted that the large vaccination centre at Boston PRSA is now live.  This is part of the national network of large vaccination sites, and the only way to attend it is by booking through the national booking system outlined in the letter. Vaccination appointments are currently bookable up to 7 days in advance.

Therefore, people over 70 years old, living within a 45 minute drive of Boston who are yet to be vaccinated, now have two options to get their vaccine. They can either:

  1. i) Secure their vaccination by booking a day and time at Boston PRSA up to 7 days in advance via the national website or telephone number

OR

  1. ii) They can wait to be called by the NHS and be invited to their local vaccination sites.

Published 20/01/2021