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COVID-19 vaccination programme for the borough of Rochdale

We’ll update this page with the latest changes to vaccinations as more information becomes available. The drop-in clinics remain available only for the people indicated.

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Booster vaccination

You can get your booster from the NHS if you're over 16 years and had a second dose of the vaccine at least 3 months ago or aged 12-15 with a particular health condition or live with someone who has a weakened immune system. See list of health conditions.

You can get your booster by:

  • Booking an appointment online - although you can pre-book a booster dose from 2 months (61 days) after your second dose, the appointment dates you'll be offered will be from 3 months (91 days) after your second dose.
  • Ringing the National Booking Service on 119 to make an appointment.
  • Waiting to be contacted by your GP. You'll probably need to wait at least a week or 2 after your 3 month period).
  • Attending one of the drop-in clinics, where no appointment is necessary.
When attending a booster drop-in vaccination clinic, no appointment required:
  • Please take your NHS number with you, if you can. You can find this on the NHS website. Find my NHS number
  • It's important you bring your second dose blue vaccination card with you.
Vaccination clinics across the borough of Rochdale - no appointment necessary

First and second vaccinations

How to access your vaccine if you're 16 years of age or over. The NHS is offering a first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you're 16 years or over or if you're aged 12 to 16 and at high risk from COVID-19. 

  • Book your appointment online at an approved pharmacy or one of the larger regional centres - Rochdale Infirmary (Quarry Street entrance) is the only regional vaccination centre in the borough of Rochdale
  • Ring the National Booking Service on 119 to make an appointment.
  • Wait to be contacted by your GP or contact them direct.
  • Attend one of the drop-in clinics, where no appointment is necessary.

If you've any general enquiries, please email hmrccg.hmr.enquiries@nhs.net

Attending a first and second drop-in vaccination clinic, no appointment required:

  • Please take your NHS number with you, if you can. You can find this on the NHS website. Find my NHS number
  • If you're attending your second vaccine, it's important you bring your first dose blue vaccination card with you.  

Vaccination clinics across the borough of Rochdale - no appointment necessary

Vaccination for children aged 12-15

Children aged 12-15 are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine to give them the best protection against COVID-19.  

Children can get a first dose from the day they turn 12 year. Most children can get a second dose from 12 weeks after they've had their first dose.

Most children can:

  • Get the vaccine at school as part of the school-based COVID-19 vaccination programme. Consent is sought by the School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) from the parent or person with responsibility in the same way as for any other school vaccination programme.   
  • Book an online appointment (NHS website) - local vaccination sites available.
  • Ring 0300 303 0355 to book an appointment. The booking line is open between 9am–12noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The vaccination clinics are held on Saturdays.
  • Attend one of the drop-in clinics, where no appointment is necessary.

Attending a first and second drop-in vaccination clinic, no appointment required:

  • Please take your NHS number with you, if you can. You can find this on the NHS website. Find my NHS number
  • If you're attending your second vaccine, it's important you bring your first dose blue vaccination card with you.  

Vaccination clinics across the borough of Rochdale - no appointment necessary

Third vaccination for people with a severely weakened immune system

You may be offered a third vaccination if you had a severely weakened immune system when you had your first 2 doses. The third vaccine dose is not a booster dose. After your third vaccination you’ll also need a booster dose to extend your protection. If you're eligible you'll need to wait to be contacted by your GP practice.

  • About the third vaccine dose - who can get it, when and how
  • Please take your NHS number with you, if you can. You can find this on the NHS website. Find my NHS number
  • If you're attending your third vaccine, it's important you bring your letter from your GP or hospital consultant confirming you're eligible for a third dose. 
  • The NHS is working on plans to offer a booster dose to people aged 16 years old and over with a severely weakened immune system. We’ll add the information to this page when we receive further details.

Vaccination clinics across the borough of Rochdale - no appointment necessary

Advice for certain groups including vaccine eligibility

The latest information we have suggests being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, even for the most vulnerable, reduces the severity of the illness if you catch the virus. If you're concerned about your wellbeing because of COVID-19 use information at the links below; if following that you're still concerned or have any further questions, you should contact your GP or clinician. See coronavirus vaccines.

About your vaccination 

Across the borough of Rochdale there are 3 ways you might be contacted to get your vaccination:

  • Most people will be contacted by their GP practice, which will book them into their local Vaccination Centre; these are run by local GP practices working together.
  • You might be contacted by your local hospital as an outpatient or inpatient.
  • If you're eligible and haven't already been vaccinated, you'll receive a letter from the national booking service. This will invite you to book online or call 119 to book at appointment at a local pharmacy-run vaccination centre in the borough or at a regional vaccination centre (such as Rochdale Infirmary or the National Tennis Centre - Etihad Campus).

Don't forget anyone eligible can also:

  • Book an appointment online
  • Get vaccinated at a local drop-in clinic where no appointment is needed
  • Ring the National Booking Service on 119 to make an appointment

Watch vaccination related videos

We're in the process of creating additional videos and will add these to this section.

What to expect after your first vaccination

GOV.UK has information on what to do after your first dose, what to do if you're not well for your next appointment and more.

Who is responsible for the vaccine rollout?

The COVID-19 vaccine is only available through the NHS to eligible groups.

The vaccine rollout within the borough is being managed by Rochdale Health Alliance (our local GP Federation) and the Primary Care Networks. The council is supporting the NHS to deliver it to as many people as quickly as possible.

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COVID-19 data and insights

 

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Basics to help tackle COVID-19


Control measures for buildings

  • Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
  • Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
  • Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
  • Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.