Getting vaccinated

Protect yourself, your family and your community

The Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They are the best way to protect yourself and other people around you. See: NHS - Coronavirus vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccinations are available at our vaccination sites located in Ramsbottom, Bury, Radcliffe and Prestwich.

Our four local vaccination clinics offer first, second and booster vaccinations to eligible people when they are due.

As with previous campaigns the oldest and most vulnerable people will be called first.

Eligible people are asked to wait to be contacted by the NHS when it's their turn

Whilst we will try to accommodate walk-in appointments, bookings are preferable to avoid people having to wait.

You can book your Covid-19 vaccination by visiting NHS - Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or calling 119, or by calling our local booking team on 0161 983 2300, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Please note:

Patients may be offered their second vaccine earlier but only to avoid wastage or because of a specific medical condition. Second doses will not be brought forward for the purposes of foreign travel.


Details of upcoming clinics

Elizabethan Suite, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW

Clinics available from 8.30am to 6pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday 2 October
  • Monday 3 October
  • Tuesday 4 October
  • Wednesday 5 October
  • Monday 10 October
  • Tuesday 11 October
  • Sunday 16 October
  • Monday 17 October
  • Tuesday 18 October
  • Wednesday 19 October
  • Monday 24 October
  • Tuesday 25 October
  • Sunday 30 October
  • Monday 31 October

Prestwich Vaccination Clinic, Prestwich Walk-in Centre building, Fairfax Road, Prestwich, M25 1BT

Clinics available from 8.15am to 5.30pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 28 September
  • Friday 30 September
  • Friday 7 October
  • Sunday 9 October
  • Wednesday 12 October
  • Friday 14 October
  • Friday 21 October
  • Sunday 23 October
  • Wednesday 26 October
  • Friday 28 October

Radcliffe, United Reformed Church, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 3WQ

Clinics available from 8.15am to 5pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 29 September
  • Saturday 1 October
  • Thursday 6 October
  • Thursday 13 October
  • Saturday 15 October
  • Thursday 20 October
  • Saturday 22 October
  • Thursday 27 October
  • Saturday 29 October

Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Market Place, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AJ

Clinics available from 8.30am to 1pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday 1 October
  • Sunday 2 October
  • Saturday 8 October
  • Sunday 9 October
  • Saturday 15 October
  • Sunday 16 October
  • Saturday 22 October
  • Sunday 23 October
  • Saturday 29 October
  • Sunday 30 October

Walk-in and bookable Covid-19 vaccinations

Barash Pharmacy, Bury New Road, Whitefield

Walk-in without an appointment (subject to availability) or book via the National Booking Service (NHS - Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination) or call 119 for:

  • First and second dose vaccinations for people aged 12 and over
  • Booster vaccinations for people aged 16 and over
  • Appointments available Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Book via the National Booking Service (NHS - Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination) or call 119 for:

  • First and second dose vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11
  • Bookable only with afternoon appointments available Monday to Friday

If you or your child have a positive Covid-19 test or symptoms of Covid-19

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • Wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 5 to 17 years old
  • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 5 to 17 years old and at high-risk from Covid-19 or live with someone who has a weakened immune system. See: NHS - Coronavirus: people at higher risk

This starts from the date that symptoms started, or the date of the positive test result, whichever was earlier.

If you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not had a test, wait until the symptoms are better to get a Covid-19 vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional about this at: NHS - Coronavirus in children.


Find out more about getting vaccinated

Watch our short video from local GP, Dr. Fazal Butt about getting vaccinated in Bury.

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