Vaccination: time for 16 and 17 year olds to come forward  

20/8/21

Bolton’s vaccination boss is encouraging all 16 and 17 year olds to come forward for their vaccination, following the announcement that everyone in this age group is expected to be offered a dose by August 23.

All walk-in sites in the borough can welcome 16 and 17 year olds, where the Pfizer vaccine is available. Alternatively, they will be invited by their GP practice.

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “Young people have missed out on so much this past year and now they are enjoying more freedom. They are mixing more and are at risk of spreading the virus and taking it home. Yes, they are less likely to become seriously ill but one young person in hospital is one too many.

“The vaccination offers them and their family protection. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice states that a single dose of the vaccine will provide 80 per cent protection against hospitalisation, and if my children were eligible then I would want them to be protected.

“However, we are hearing that young people still feel at low risk of catching Covid, that they don’t feel informed enough or they fear the vaccine will make them ill.

“My advice is to come and talk to us! All of our walk-in sites have healthcare professionals available who can talk through any concerns they might have. Sadly, there is still a lot of misinformation out there and I want people to make an informed choice, after consulting a reliable source.”

Work is also underway across the borough to offer the vaccine to some young people aged 12 to 15, but only if they meet strict criteria as set out by the JCVI. This is by invitation and appointment only, for those who are deemed clinically vulnerable to Covid-19 or if they live with adults who are at increased risk of serious illness from the virus.

All walk-in sites in Bolton for the week ahead are welcoming 16+ except where it states second dose, Astra Zeneca only.

Friday, August 20

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Hootons at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8am to 5.45pm)
  • Tonge Moor Health Centre – second dose, AZ only (1pm to 4pm)
  • Farnworth Cricket Club, Vaccination Bus – first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Saturday, August 21

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI Club – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 2pm)
  • Hootons at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8am to 12pm)
  • Victoria Square, Vaccination Bus – first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Sunday, August 22

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

Monday, August 23

  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI Club - first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (1pm to 8pm)
  • Hootons at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8.15am to 7.30pm)

Tuesday, August 24

  • Horwich RMI Club – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (1pm to 6pm)
  • Asda Farnworth, Vaccination Bus – first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Wednesday, August 25

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI Club – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (1pm to 6pm)
  • Tonge Moor Health Centre – second dose, AZ only (10am to 4pm)

Thursday, August 26

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI Club – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (1pm to 7pm)

Friday, August 27

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)

Saturday, August 28

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI Club – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 2pm)
  • Hootons at BWFC – first and second dose, Pfizer (8.15am to 1.45pm)
  • Queens Park, Vaccination Bus – first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Sunday, August 29

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI Club – first and second dose, AZ and Pfizer (10am to 3pm)
  • Queens Park, Vaccination Bus – first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Face coverings are required at all vaccination sites.

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.

  • Tonge Moor Health Centre – including people from Turton PCN
  • Market Place Shopping Centre, ground floor unit – including people from Rumworth PCN, Central PCN and Farnworth and Kearsley PCN
  • Breightmet Health Centre (Cohens Chemist) – booking through the national service
  • Peter House Surgery – including people from Westhoughton PCN
  • Waters Meeting Health Centre – including people from Halliwell PCN, plus those registered at Bolton Community Practice in Horwich
  • Avondale Health Centre – including people from Chorley Roads PCN
  • Horwich RMI – including people from Kildonan House Surgery and Pike View Medical Centre. This location can also be booked via the national booking service.
  • Hootons Pharmacy at the Bolton Wanderers, Horwich – booking through the national service

 

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