A Blackburn Mosque hosted hosted a pop-up vaccination clinic for the first time today.

The Ghousia mosque on Leamington Road had acted as a testing centre three times but today invited people from across the community to get vaccinated.

People can get vaccinated at the mosque until 4pm today (June 9)

A Mosque spokesperson told us: “We have had the army and military here conducting rapid testing already. Just last week we were handing tests out too. This is first time we are hosting vaccinations at the mosque.

“It has been busy this morning and volunteers will be hand to guide everything through the process.”

Cllr Quesir Mahmood: “The mosque has been very proactive in getting the message across, working the council and the NHS.”

Those vaccinated at the mosque can return for their second dose on August 4.

A number of pop-up vaccination centres have opened in the county.

A temporary vaccination clinic opened at Masjid-e-Saliheen Mosque on Didsbury Street is also open daily from 8am to 8pm until Saturday June 19.