COVID-19 Vaccination Programme – What You Need to Know
Booster doses of Covid-19 Vaccination are now being administered by various sites in East Cheshire.
These are available to people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a 2nd dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago including those aged 50 and over aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk from COVID-19
Remember, you can only book an appointment for a booster dose if it has been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.
The booster vaccination clinics are not being run by the Macclesfield GP practices. Following a very successful campaign over the last 9 months, during which we gave over 50,000 vaccinations, we are not able to offer boosters alongside normal day to day general practice.
Where NHS England has previously reduced GP contractual obligations, suspended targets and provided financial support to allow us to fund our vaccination programme previously, regrettably this is not the case this time.
The Macclesfield practices are busier than we have ever been for this time of year and we are expecting an extremely challenging winter. In order to guarantee safe and high standards of care for our patients during this time, we have made the decision not to commit to the booster programme.
The boosters will instead be delivered across three pharmacy sites in Macclesfield which we feel will more than adequately deliver this programme. We are extremely grateful to our pharmacy partners for their support of this stage of our Covid vaccination campaign.
All young people aged 16 to 17 in England are now eligible to get a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Some walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites are offering the vaccine to people aged 16 and 17. You can check if a site is available near you by clicking on the link below: