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. The Ramsbottom vaccination clinic is in the process of relocating to Ramsbottom Library, find out more about this here: My Newsdesk - Ramsbottom Covid vax clinic moves into library

We offer first dose, second dose, booster and spring booster vaccinations for eligible people when they are due.

People aged 16+ can walk in or book for a first, second or booster vaccination when they are due:

  • 16 and 17 year olds are due their second dose 12+ weeks after the first; age 18+ (including within 3 months of turning 18) is 8+ weeks after the first.
  • Booster vaccinations are due three months after the second.

People aged 75+ and people aged 16+ with a weakened immune system can walk in or book for their spring booster six months after their initial booster vaccination (see: NHS - Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for people with a severely weakened immune system)

Vaccinations for eligible young people aged 15 and below are available when they are due but are by appointment only.

To book please visit: Covid-NHS bookings - Greater Manchester or call 0161 983 2300, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Alternatively you can book your Covid-19 vaccination at a number of local pharmacies, the Manchester Mass Vaccination Centre at the Etihad Campus and other locations, by calling 119 or clicking through to the NHS National Booking Service. The Ramsbottom, Elizabethan Suite in Bury and Prestwich vaccination sites can also be booked via this route.

Is it time for your vaccine?

Check when you're eligible for second and booster doses. Calendar based on a second dose at 8+ weeks after the first.

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 - The clinic planned on Thursday 23 June has unfortunately been stood down due to essential building work taking slightly longer than planned. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please visit Covid-NHS bookings - Greater Manchester or call 0161 983 2300 for details of alternative clinics. July's clinic dates will be confirmed shortly.

Upcoming clinics
DateTimeLocation
Saturday 25 June8.30am to 1pmRamsbottom Library, Carr Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AE
Thursday 30 June8.15am to 5.15pmRadcliffe United Reformed Church, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 3WQ

Walk-in and bookable Covid-19 vaccinations

Barash Pharmacy, Bury New Road, Whitefield

Walk-in without an appointment 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
  • Spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system
  • 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 (from 10 May onwards)

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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