COVID-19 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

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More than 362,000 people registered at GP practices in Manchester have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (as of 14 September 2021). More than 322,000 have had their second dose.

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination?

Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

16 and 17 year olds will be invited by their GP for vaccination or can attend any of our vaccination pop-ups.

Vaccination sites in Manchester

There are 13 vaccination sites and vaccination pop-ups across Manchester.

Contacting you about your COVID-19 vaccination

In Manchester there are three ways you might be contacted to get your vaccination:

  • Most people will be contacted by their GP practice, which will book them into their local Vaccination Centre; these are run by local GP practices working together. 
  • You might be contacted by your local hospital as an outpatient or inpatient. 
  • If you are eligible and haven’t already been vaccinated, you will receive a letter from the national booking service inviting you to book online or call 119 to book an appointment at a local pharmacy-run vaccination centre in the city or at the mass vaccination centre at the National Tennis Centre (Etihad Campus). 

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 

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

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