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.

Walk-in or pre-book your Covid-19 appointment as follows

Covid-19 vaccinations (along with flu vaccinations for those eligible) are available at our vaccination sites located in Ramsbottom, Bury, Radcliffe and Prestwich.

You may have a wait for a walk-in appointment.

  • First and second dose Covid-19 vaccinations
    • First dose vaccinations for everyone aged 16 and over.
    • Second dose vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds 12+ weeks after the first; and age 18 and over (including within 3 months of turning 18) 8+ weeks after the first.
    • We are running specific clinic days and times for children aged 12 to 15. First dose and then the second dose 12+ weeks after the first. Alternative clinics can be found via NHS - Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or call 119.
  • Booster vaccinations
    • Everyone aged 16 over can book their Covid booster jab, so long as three months (91 days) have passed since their second dose.
  • Flu vaccinations
    • Are also available for all eligible patients.

If you prefer to book please visit: Covid-NHS bookings - Greater Manchester.

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 - First, second dose and booster for age 16 and over
DateTimesLocation
Monday 17 January8.30am to 5.30pmElizabethan Suite, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW
Tuesday 18 January8.30am to 5.30pmElizabethan Suite, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW
Wednesday 19 January9am to 12.30pm and
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Prestwich Vaccination Clinic, Prestwich Walk-in Centre building,
Fairfax Road, Prestwich, M25 1BT
Wednesday 19 January8.30am to 4pmRadcliffe Reformed Church, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 3WQ
Thursday 20 January11am to 3.30pmRadcliffe Reformed Church, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 3WQ
Saturday 22 January8.30am to 1pmRamsbottom Civic Hall, Market Place, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AJ
Sunday 23 January9am to 12.30pm and
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Prestwich Vaccination Clinic, Prestwich Walk-in Centre building,
Fairfax Road, Prestwich, M25 1BT

Details of upcoming clinics - First and second dose for children aged 12 to 15
Specific clinic days and times only
DateTimesLocation
Thursday 20 January4pm to 6pmRadcliffe Reformed Church, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 3WQ
Saturday 22 January8.30am to 1pmRamsbottom Civic Hall, Market Place, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AJ

Details of upcoming clinics - Second dose AstraZeneca
DateTimesLocation
Saturday 22 January10am to 12 noonRamsbottom Civic Hall, Market Place, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AJ

Fairfield General Hospital Vaccination Hub

Education Centre, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD (free vaccination parking, Education Centre entrance).

Covid-19 walk-in vaccinations - Pfizer

For people aged 16 and over:

  • First dose
  • Second dose - 16 and 17 year olds at 12+ weeks after the first dose. 18 years of age and over at 8+ weeks after the first dose
  • Booster - 3+ months (91 days) after the second dose

Please note: During busy periods there may be a wait for walk-in appointments.

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds are by appointment only. Book via the National Booking Services (NHS - Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination) or call 119.

Clinic times - Fairfield General Hospital Vaccination Hub
DaysTimes
Tuesdays8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesdays8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursdays10.30am to 6.30pm
Fridays10.30am to 5.30pm

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test

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 12 to 17 years old
  • Wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from Covid-19

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.


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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