Don’t let Covid-19 ruin your winter
As the weather turns colder, respiratory infections like Covid-19 start circulating more.
Even if you only have mild symptoms, Covid can make you feel really poorly and will most likely mean you’ll miss education or work. Catching Covid could also mean you miss out on gathering with friends and family, for instance at Christmas.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to get peace of mind. Stop the spread. And keep yourself and those around you healthy this winter. If you are eligible for a seasonal Covid boosters, or you need to get up-to-date with your Covid vaccinations, here’s more information.
The NHS Covid vaccination Winter booster campaign will start on 11 September 2023. Care home residents and immunosuppressed people will be the first to receive their booster jabs. From 18 September 2023, the NHS will start to invite people in priority order of risk.
People eligible for a Covid booster jab this winter are:
- residents in a care home for older adults
- all adults aged 65 years and over
- anyone aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
- frontline health and social care workers
- anyone aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
- anyone aged 16 to 64 years who are carers, and staff working in care homes for older adults
When the booster will be available and how to an appointment:
Vaccinations began on 11 September for those most at risk, including adult care home residents and people who are immunosuppressed.
From 18 September, the NHS will start to invite people in priority order of risk and those eligible will be able to book an appointment on the National Booking System.
As well as 50 community pharmacies across Manchester offering the Covid booster vaccinations, there will also be other vaccination sites including:
- The Vallance Medical Centre, Brunswick St, Manchester M13 9UJ
- Florence House Medical Practice, Higher Openshaw Primary Care Centre, 1344 Ashton Old Rd, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1JG
- The Jolly Medical Centre 74 Crescent Rd, Manchester M8 9NT
- The Range 121 Withington Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8EE
Outside of the Winter booster campaign
Children aged 6 months to 4 years old who are at increased risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19 can get a 1st and 2nd Covid-19 vaccine. Eligible children will be invited for vaccination.
People who develop a new health condition or start a medical treatment that severely weakens your immune system may need a vaccination. Your specialist will assess whether you need an additional vaccine. They will make a referral and advise on the best timing for this around your planned treatment. Speak to your specialist for more information.