A MOBILE vaccinations service is coming to two East Lancs towns before the end of the month.

People living in the Pendle area eligible for a Covid-19 or flu jab can make use of a bus provided by the local NHS.

The vaccine facility will be at TK Maxx, off North Valley Road, Colne, and Rainhall Road car park in Barnoldswick on four occasions this week and next.

Health chiefs say anyone who is eligible for a vaccine will be able to simply turn up and receive both of their jabs.

Jane Scattergood, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme in Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “Anyone who is eligible for a vaccine is welcome to go along to the bus.

"This includes carers, pregnant women and health and social care staff.

"Some of these people will not be identified by the national invitation system and should just go ahead and get their vaccine, don’t wait to be called. We will not require any evidence of your eligibility."

Cllr Asjad Mahmood, borough leader, added: “This is a great opportunity for eligible people to drop in and take up a flu or Covid-19 vaccine while the bus is in Pendle.

“Come along and make sure you have maximum protection as we head into the cold winter months.”

The vaccine bus will be on the Rainhall Road car park in Barnoldswick this Wednesday, November 15, then Sunday, November 19, then at the TK Maxx car park on Wednesday, November 22, and Monday, November 27.- The sessions are from 10am to 4pm.

Those who can receive their vaccine include all adults aged 65 and over, people aged 18 to 64 in a clinical risk group, frontline health and social care workers, those aged 18 to 64 who are household contacts of people with a suppressed immune system, those aged 18 to 64 who are carers and staff working in care homes for older adults and pregnant women.