A pop-up vaccination centre will be in Blackburn Bus Station today as part the NHS’s Winter campaign.

It will be offering free Flu and Covid jabs for people who are eligible. There is no need to book.

The sessions are Thursday November 9 from 10am to 6pm; Friday November 10 from 10am to 6pm; and Saturday November 11 from 10am to 2pm;

Those eligible from free Covid-19 autumn booster jabs are those who are aged 65 years old by March 31 2024; ;people aged 6 months to 64 years old and are at increased risk; those living in a care home for older adults; women who are pregnant; frontline health or social care workers; those aged 16 to 64-years-old and who are carers; and people aged 12 to 64 years old and live with someone with a weakened immune system.

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who are 65 by March 31 2024,have certain health conditions, are pregnant, are in long-stay residential care, receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick.

All vaccines for Flu and Covid at the pop up site are injectable vaccines suitable for the Muslim Community.

Abdul Razaq, director of public health for Blackburn with Darwen, said: "I’m really pleased that we’re able to work with the NHS to offer this pop-up vaccination centre in Blackburn once again.

"The bus station is really accessible for many people and hopefully residents can get down and get their jabs quickly and easily.

"Both Flu and Covid can be serious, especially for older or more vulnerable people, and these vaccines are the best protection against both viruses this winter.

"The Blackburn Bus Station pop-up centre is very convenient for those visiting the town centre, and there is no need to book ahead – just walk in.

"I would urge all eligible residents not to delay and get vaccinated there this week.”