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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

NHS flu vaccination

Flu is a highly infectious virus which affects your nose, throat and lungs.

Symptoms include headache, high fever, chills, sore throat, aching muscles and joints and a dry cough.

A flu vaccination is the best defence available, providing up to 90% protection.

The NHS are offering a free flu vaccination to all eligible adults. You can check if you are eligible on the Lincolnshire Co-op Pharmacy website, or by calling 01522 880 080. You can also ask if you are eligible at your local pharmacy.

Westcliff Community Centre, 7 Newbolt Avenue, Scunthorpe, DN17 1PE is available on Monday 17 October for people to book their flu vaccination.

Coronavirus: Living with COVID-19

COVID-19 guidance has been updated and this is what it means:

  • it is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test, or if you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, however the guidance remains to stay at home and avoid contact with other people
  • self-isolation support payments have ended
  • the medicine delivery service is no longer be available
  • the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations have been revoked. We will continue to manage local outbreaks of COVID-19 in high risk settings as we do with other infectious diseases.

See the full guidance on the Gov.uk website.

COVID-19 vaccination and looking after yourself

As England moves to the next phase of living with COVID-19, the Government continue to rely on you to take personal responsibility for your health and the health of others.

You can reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by:

  • getting vaccinated
  • letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially when coming into contact with people you don’t usually meet and when rates of transmission are high
  • try to stay home if you are unwell
  • wash your hands and follow the advice to “Catch-it, Bin it, Kill it”
  • universal free testing has ended, however, some people are still eligible for free tests visit the NHS website for further information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine

A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. You can get a booster dose if you had a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Find out more including who is eligible on the NHS website.

The Autumn Booster Programme is now being delivered. Please check if you are eligible.

The Ironstone Centre – pre bookable and walk in vaccinations available

The Ironstone Centre, West Street, Scunthorpe is available for people to book a vaccination through the NHS website or through your GP or some pharmacies. Walk in sessions also available.

Opening times:

From 23 May we will be using the Moderna vaccine. 16 and 17 year olds will receive the Pfizer vaccine during the sessions highlighted below.

  • Monday – 8.15am to 8pm
  • Tuesday – 8.15am to 8pm
  • Wednesday – 8.15am to 8pm
  • Thursday – 8.15am to 8pm (16 and 17 year olds can attend for Pfizer vaccination between 2pm to 7.30 pm only) 
  • Friday – 8.15am to 8pm
  • Saturday – 8.15am to 2pm – Adults and 16 and 17 years old (16 and 17 year olds can attend for Pfizer vaccination). 2.30pm to 8pm children and young people, 5 to 15 years only,
  • Sunday – 10am to 4pm

Booked appointments, are available until 20 minutes before closing. Paediatric sessions closed to adults.

COVID-19 vaccination information

All adults in England have now been offered two doses and a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and effective. Getting fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting you and others against COVID-19.

If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated. Evidence indicates that two doses and a booster of a COVID-19 vaccine provide very effective protection against hospitalisation. It usually takes around two to three weeks for your body to develop its protective response.

However, even if you have been fully vaccinated, you could still get COVID-19 and pass it on to others. Whilst the vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease, hospitalisation and death, a recent PHE report shows that around one in five people who have had both doses are still vulnerable to getting infected. You can also still spread COVID-19 to others. We all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect others and to reduce the risk of new variants developing and spreading.

Following the advice in this guidance will help you to protect your friends, family, and communities, including those who have been vaccinated.

Local Covid-19 data

To view Covid-19 data for North Lincolnshire visit the Government website and input your postcode.

Support available

If you are struggling financially, it is sometimes hard to know where to turn. We are here to help.

Support and guidance for businesses and employers. Includes support for businesses that can demonstrate the impact of Covid is still critically affecting the viability of their business.

There are lots of ways you can get involved to help people in your own community.