Boosters now being rolled out

24/9/21

Residents in Bolton are now being called for their booster vaccination.

Following the announcement that a third Covid-19 vaccination will be available to certain groups, plans are now in place to invite people for their third vaccination and invites have started rolling out. This will be a minimum of six months after their second.

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “If you haven’t had your first or second vaccination now really is the time.  

“We still have hundreds of Covid patients across the country in intensive care, 90 per cent of which are not fully vaccinated.  

“Getting two doses of a vaccine is the best way to reduce your chances of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19 and ending up in hospital.  

“I’d also encourage anyone to book their booster when they are invited to.” 

Booster jabs are now being offered to vulnerable adults to make sure they have a high level of protection heading into winter, as research suggests the protection provided by vaccines decreases gradually over time.  

Boosters will be offered to all adults aged 50 years or over, those living in residential care homes for older adults, frontline health and social care workers and adult carers.

It will also be extended to all those aged 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 and adults who live with immunosuppressed people. 

To be eligible, individuals must also have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least six months ago.  

The Pfizer vaccine will be given in the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine someone received for their first two doses. People should have both their flu and Covid booster jabs at the same time if operationally possible.

All walk-in sites in Bolton for the week ahead are welcoming 16+

Friday, September 24

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (age 16+), second dose, Moderna (age 18+) (8am to 5.30pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)

Saturday, September 25

  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (10am to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 2pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)

Sunday, September 26

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (age 16+), second dose, Moderna (age 18+) (8am to 1.45pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)

Monday, September 27

  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer (1pm to 8pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4pm)

Tuesday, September 28

  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer (1pm to 6pm)
  • Asda Farnworth vaccination bus (near petrol station) – first and second dose Pfizer, (10am to 4pm)

Wednesday, September 29

  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer (1pm to 6pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)

Thursday, 30 September

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8am to 8pm)
  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer (1pm to 7pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)

Friday, October 1

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8am to 8pm)

Saturday, October 2

  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 2pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)

Sunday, October 3

  • Horwich RMI – first and second dose, Pfizer 10am - 3pm
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8am to 2pm)

Please note the following applies to all vaccination sites:

  • If you have your NHS number handy it will help to speed up the process, but it isn’t essential
  • Face coverings are required at all vaccination sites
  • AZ for 40+ only
  • First and second doses should be a minimum of 8 weeks apart

Anyone requiring a second dose can also contact NHS Bolton CCG for help: on 01204 462125, 462157, 462030, 462028. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm only.

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