Getting vaccinated and getting your second dose

Last updated: 16 September 2021.

Protect yourself, your family and your community

The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The first dose should give you good protection from Covid-19 from 3 or 4 weeks after you've had it. Two doses of the vaccine will give you longer lasting protection. The vaccine:

  • is authorised for safety
  • does not contain any animal products
  • protects you, your family, your colleagues and friends

Get your vaccination in Bury - walk-in or by appointment

Everyone aged 18 or over (including young people within three months of their 18th birthday) can now get their vaccination. Come along to one of our walk-in clinics (no appointment needed), or book if you prefer.

Second doses are offered at 8+ weeks after the first dose. 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.

Young people aged 16 and 17 can:

  • book or walk-in to any Pfizer vaccination clinic taking place at Ramsbottom Civic Hall, The Elizabethan Suite in Bury or Prestwich Walk-in Centre;
  • walk-in to any Pfizer vaccination clinic at Fairfield General Hospital.  

Please note: 16 and 17 year olds will be offered a single vaccine in line with current guidance.

Walk-in clinic opening dates, times and locations

These clinics are for patients that have not yet received their first or second Covid-19 vaccination. More dates will be added very soon.

  • Elizabethan Suite, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW
  • Pfizer first and second doses
  • Tuesday 21 September, 8.30am - 12.30pm

Need support to book? call 0161 983 2300 or e-mail:buccg.vaccinationbookings@nhs.net Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm

Patients eligible for the flu and Covid booster vaccines will be contacted to book an appointment in priority order. Please wait to be contacted.


Fairfield General Hospital walk-in vaccination clinic

This centre is a walk-in clinic, you do not need an appointment. Alternatively, you can use the NHS National Booking Service (a link is provided below). 

Pfizer vaccines will be offered to:

  • anyone aged 18 and over (including young people who are within three months of their 18th birthday. Please bring proof of age with you);
  • young people aged 16 and 17 (walk-in only).  

Limited free vaccination hub parking is available directly opposite the Education Centre entrance.

  • Where: Fairfield General Hospital (Education Centre), Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD.
  • Opening times: 
    • 8.30am to 6.00pm on Monday 20 September (additional clinic taking place on a Monday, for this week only)
    • 8.30am to 6.00pm (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
    • 10.30am to 7.00pm (Thursdays and Fridays)

Prefer to book an appointment?

Choose a time and date that works for you.

Book an appointment at one of our local vaccination clinics

Alternatively:

Use the NHS National Booking Service or call 119.


When will children and young people be offered a vaccination?

Children aged 12 and over will be offered a vaccination if they:

  • have specific underlying health conditions that put them at serious risk of coronavirus, or
  • are household contacts of people whose immune system is suppressed.

GPs are currently identifying eligible children and will contact parents and carers shortly about the availability of specific bookable clinics.

Young people aged 16 and 17 can now book or walk-in to any Pfizer vaccination clinic taking place at our three main vaccination sites. The sites are at Ramsbottom Civic Hall, The Elizabethan Suite Bury and Prestwich Walk-in Centre. Please note: This age group will be offered a single vaccine in line with current guidance. .

Where will I receive the vaccination?

Our GP Practice teams, supported by Community Pharmacy and volunteers, are running vaccination clinics in a number of locations including the Elizabethan Suite in Bury and Ramsbottom Civic Hall.

Pop up clinics are also being arranged in various locations and are advertised on this page. 

You can also choose to have your vaccination at Fairfield General Hospital's vaccination hub or a regional vaccination centre.

Watch our walk-through video and listen to staff, volunteers and patients talking about their experience of working at or having a vaccination at one of the vaccination centres:

Where can I find out more about the vaccines?

Go to NHS.uk to find out more about how the vaccine is given, vaccine safety and effectiveness, vaccine side effects and ingredients.

Protecting each other

Even if you have had the vaccine it is important to continue with the simple things we must all do to protect each other like practising social distancing; wearing a face mask and washing your hands carefully and frequently.

Check out our Vaccinometer

Our Vaccinometer is updated weekly and shows at a glance how many of the eligible population of Bury have received their first and second dose of the vaccine. 

The latest publication below shows that as of 12 September 2021, a total of 133,860 first doses and 121,732 second doses of the vaccine have been delivered from Bury's community vaccination centres, hospital hubs and regional vaccination centres.

An updated Vaccinometer will be published on 23 September 2021.

Please note: Our vaccinometer does not include those who have been invited for a vaccination but are yet to book an appointment, or those who have declined the offer.

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