Around 30,000 people have been immunised against Covid-19 since the start of Manchester’s community vaccination programme in mid-December.
The figure is people registered with Manchester GP practices that have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This data does not include all of the vaccinations carried out by hospitals, or in care homes, in Manchester.
Manchester aims to deliver 70,000 vaccines by mid-February and a goal has been set to deliver 214,000 vaccines by mid-April. This will see some of the city’s most vulnerable residents given their first dose.
Vaccination sites in Manchester
There are 13 vaccination sites across the city, these are:
- Manchester Tennis Centre, Etihad Campus
- Chancellors Hotel, Fallowfield
- Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham
- Newton Heath Health Centre
- Plant Hill Clinic, Blackley
- The Grange Community Resource Centre, Beswick
- The Jain Community Centre, Longsight
- The Vallance Centre, Brunswick
- Woodhouse Park Active Lifestyle Centre, Wythenshawe
- Everest Pharmacy, Whalley Range
- Wilbraham Pharmacy, Whalley Range (delivering the vaccination clinic from Whalley Range Cricket and Tennis Club)
- Superdrug Pharmacy, Piccadilly Gardens
- Wellfield Pharmacy, Cheetham Hill
Further information about the vaccination sites, including public transport options.
Who is being vaccinated?
Vaccinations have begun for care home residents and staff, over 70s and NHS staff who were at a higher risk. Vaccinations are also being carried out separately at care homes and hospitals in Manchester, as well as the mass vaccination site at the Etihad Stadium Tennis Centre.
Other priority groups will then follow in age and potential risk order.
How will they be contacted?
If you are eligible, you will be contacted by your GP and will be invited to attend one of the sites across the city to receive the vaccine - most likely the one closest to where you live.
If you are eligible and haven't been vaccinated by your GP already, you may also receive another invitation from the NHS offering you the option of attending the Mass Vaccination Centre at the Etihad Tennis Centre in Manchester or a local pharmacy. If you have already booked an appointment with your GP practice, you can ignore this letter.
Why is the vaccine important?
Having the vaccine will be the best way to protect the most vulnerable people from coronavirus and has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.
Vaccination for COVID-19 prepares your body to fight off the disease if you are exposed to it. For most people this stops them getting very unwell. When enough people are vaccinated, we can create herd immunity, which prevents the virus from spreading. So until we have vaccinated the majority of adults, we must all continue to wash our hands regularly, wear a mask or face covering, and maintain social distancing. More information on the COVID-19 vaccination is available on NHS.uk