COVID-19: vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccination programme from 1 September 2022 is being delivered by your local GP practice across the borough in Primary Care Networks.

Both the COVID and flu vaccines are being offered free on the NHS. Talk to your doctor or local pharmacist if you have any concerns about the vaccines.

Seasonal COVID booster (autumn booster) and flu jabs

To make sure we can protect our most vulnerable residents across the borough in the most timely and efficient manner, the autumn booster programme is being delivered by GP practices. Eligible patients across the borough will be called in priority order (as defined by NHS England) for a COVID vaccine at their local GP practice and will be offered both their COVID booster and their flu vaccination.

GPs have been working hard to vaccinate our care home residents across the borough and inviting patients into clinics starting with people over the age of 75 and working down through the eligible cohorts. We're confident this will allow residents across the borough to be vaccinated locally in a timely manner.

If you're aged 50 or over you're now eligible to book a COVID autumn booster and flu jab.

Any local residents eligible for an autumn booster (as defined by NHS England) who would rather choose an appointment at their own convenience, can choose to book an appointment using the details below.

How to get vaccinated and protect yourself against flu and COVID this winter

All COVID-19 vaccinations and flu jabs are available through your local GPs and local pharmacies.

If you require a COVID vaccination:

  • If you're eligible you will be contacted by your GP to make an appointment. Please do not contact your GP unless you’re requesting a first COVID vaccination.
  • You can book an appointment online to have your COVID vaccination at Rochdale Infirmary, a local pharmacy or ring 119 to make an appointment. Book or manage a COVID-19 vaccination
  • You can visit one of the drop-in clinics below for your COVID vaccination if you're aged 50 or over or in one of the at-risk categories that include: clinically vulnerable, close contact with someone clinically vulnerable, or work in health and social care. No appointment is required.

Local drop-in clinics where no appointment is needed for COVID vaccinations

There are currently no drop-in vaccine clinics planned. When we have details of drop-in vaccine clinics, we'll publish them here.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

Who can get the flu vaccine