COVID-19 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Vaccination sites in Manchester

There are vaccination sites and walk-in's across Manchester.

Covid vaccines  

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19. More information on the COVID-19 vaccination is available on NHS website

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine 

  • Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
  • People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).
  • People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.

Ways to receive your Covid vaccination  

You can book on the national booking service site or ring 119, in Manchester you can also go to one of our walk-in centres and no appointment is needed.  

People who are registered with a Manchester GP can also call the Gateway to book an appointment on 0161 947 0770 or 0800 092 4020, lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. 

People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster, the NHS will contact you to arrange this. 

Manchester COVID-19 Helpline  

Call free on 0800 840 3858 or text: 07890 036 892. Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm. 

The service is for anyone with Covid-19 questions, who needs help with booking vaccination or testing appointments or has questions on when to self isolate. Advice is provided by a nursing team. Translation service available.   

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Contacting you about your COVID-19 vaccination 

In Manchester there are three 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 are eligible and haven’t already been vaccinated, you will receive a letter from the national booking service inviting you to book online or call 119 to book an appointment at a local vaccination site, a local pharmacy-run vaccination centre in the city or at the mass vaccination centre at the National Tennis Centre (Etihad Campus). 

Contacting us about vaccine availability

If you are a private provider of health and social care services in Manchester that fall into current JCVI cohorts and have not been contacted about COVID-19 vaccine availability, or have questions about the vaccine rollout, please email

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