More than 110,000 people registered at GP practices in Manchester have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (as of 21 Feb 2021). This is an increase of 15,000 over the last 7 days.
All of the residents in Manchester’s care homes for older people have received their COVID-19 vaccinations following a huge effort to protect some of the city’s most vulnerable patients.
Care home residents were among the first people to be prioritised for the vaccine rollout.More than 2,000 residents who consented, and were well enough to receive the vaccine have now received their vaccination.
Who is being vaccinated?
It's being given to:
- people aged 80 and over
- some people aged 70 and over
- some people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers
The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from Covid-19 first, starting with priority groups. As more supplies of the vaccine become available we will work down the ladder. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn.
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.
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
Contacting us about vaccine availability
If you are a private provider of health and social care services in Manchester that fall into current JCVI cohorts and have not been contacted about COVID-19 vaccine availability, or have questions about the vaccine rollout, please email firstname.lastname@example.org