More than 157,000 people registered at GP practices in Manchester have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (as of 14 March 2021).
Who is eligble for the COVID-19 vaccination?
The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from Covid-19 first, starting with those considered to be at highest risk of death should they contract COVID-19.
People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn:
- Residents in a care home for older adults, and their carers
- All those 80 years of age and over, and front-line health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- All those 65 years of age and over
- All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- All those 60 years of age and over
- All those 55 years of age and over
- All those 50 years of age and over.
Vaccination sites in Manchester
There are 13 vaccination sites 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 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