AFC Fylde Football Club are delighted to announce that in the fight against coronavirus, Mill Farm has been approved by the NHS to become one of the North West’s Covid-19 vaccination centre’s.
As of Monday 25th January, Bradley’s Bar located inside Mill Farm Stadium will be converted for this purpose by Imaan Healthcare, who own the nearby Wesham Pharmacy. Here, they will be able to administer the vaccine to vulnerable groups in line with government protocol.
Following extensive discussions, the facility will be adapted to meet the necessary standards to allow a safe and efficient delivery of the vaccine whilst critically maintaining social distancing requirements.
AFC Fylde Chairman, David Haythornthwaite, said: “I got a phone call out of the blue from Saghir. He explained the difficulty he was having trying to get a vaccination hub established at the local community centre in Wesham and could I help? We quickly established what was needed, and we proposed Bradley’s Sports Bar. It is a perfect location for the Fylde Coast with easy access and lots of parking, so I am absolutely delighted we can help the government and the local community with this vitally important program. It is amazing to think that we will be vaccinating around 400 people a day from next Monday. I believe we are the first football club in the country to cooperate in this fashion and we are all very proud to be part of the program.”
Saghir Ahmed, Superintendent Pharmacist for Imaan Healthcare commented: “We are thrilled to be asked by the NHS to support the mass roll out of the vaccination service for the community. Our pharmacists and healthcare teams are looking forward to helping all those in the local communities to be vaccinated and protected against COVID-19 so that we can edge closer to those normality’s we cherish in our lives.”
Working with AFC Fylde has been a fantastic experience as they have great facilities which will make it easier for our healthcare teams to provide the service, and for visiting patients when they receive their vaccination.”
To book your vaccination, visit: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. If you cannot use the NHS website, phone 119 free of charge. You can ask someone else to do this for you if you prefer. At times, the phone line might get very busy, which may mean waiting to speak to someone.
If you would like us to administer your vaccine, please make sure to select Imaan Pharmacy Wesham, Mill Farm Sports Village, Coronation Way, Wesham PR4 3JZ
* Please note that members of the public must not attend the stadium unless they have been contacted by the NHS.