Every adult in Manchester should now have a Covid-19 booster jab three months after their second vaccination as part of the plan to fight the spread of the Omicron variant.
People over the age of 16 who are the main Carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19 can also have the booster jab now.
We know that 2 doses of vaccine are not as effective against the Omicron variant as they were against others so it’s important that everyone gets boosted.
It’s important we do all we can to keep ourselves, our friends and family, especially those who are most vulnerable, as safe as we can.
If someone you care for someone hasn’t yet had their booster vaccination, please support them to get vaccinated. If you are eligible for your booster and are yet to have it please also make sure that you have yours.
How to book your Covid vaccination booster
If you or the person you care for is registered with a GP practice in Manchester, you can book a booster vaccination by calling the Gateway on 0800 092 4020 or 0161 947 0770. The Gateway are also able to book a free taxi to and from the vaccination appointment if you have difficulty getting to a site.
The phone line is open Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, excluding bank holidays.
You can also book an appointment for a booster at a local vaccination site, a mass vaccination site (the Etihad Stadium) or a community pharmacy site by calling 119 (interpreters available on request) or by booking online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.
For those people who use British Sign Language you can also book an appointment online by visiting www.signvideo.co.uk/nhs119.Using your computer and webcam, or the Sign Video app on your smartphone or tablet, you make a video call to a BSL interpreter. The interpreter telephones an NHS 119 operative and relays your conversation with them.
Walk in vaccination clinics
We also have several walk-in vaccination clinics right across the city -no appointment is needed You can find details of local walk-in sites on the Manchester City Council website. Please visit www.manchester.gov.uk/getmyjab for the full list.
All people who are unable to leave their house (housebound) should have had their covid vaccination booster or should have been contacted to discuss a time and date for someone to go and give the vaccination at home. If this is not the case for you, or someone you care for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch.
Help and Support
For those with questions about the booster vaccination or any other worries or concerns about COVID-19 they can call the Manchester COVID-19 helpline on 0800 840 3858 or text 07890 036 892. Advice will be from the nursing team and a translation service is also available. The helpline is open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm