Walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

5/11/21

Bolton is now offering walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds.

From this week parents can take their 12-15 year old children to some walk-in vaccination clinics in the borough.

Walk-ins are already available at Horwich RMI and Hootons pharmacy at Bolton Wanderers Football Club. They also will be available from Monday (November 8) at Market Place Shopping Centre.

The move is an expansion of the existing Covid-19 vaccination programme, providing parents with an extra, convenient option, as the biggest and fastest vaccination programme in health history continues to protect people against the virus. 

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “This offer makes it possible for those children aged 12 to 15 who have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated at school – including those who are home educated – to visit a walk-in clinic as well as book an appointment online or via 119. 

“Exactly the same principles for consent, and exactly the same safeguards will be in place as for in-school vaccinations. The extra flexibility and capacity we are providing will enable faster roll-out to this group at a time when the rate of Covid-19 infection in secondary aged children continues to be high. Please note at this time only these three sites in Bolton are ‘signed off’ by Greater Manchester to vaccinate healthy 12-15 year olds.”

Since Saturday 23 October, 12-15 year olds have also been able to book a vaccination outside of school, if they prefer, using the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

Dr Wall added: “It is also extremely important to get the message out that there is mounting evidence that two doses of vaccine in our most vulnerable starts to wane from six months so its imperative that these people get boosted to continue protection. This is to ensure they have adequate response and protection. 

“I would like to add that we are aware there have been some challenges to availability of national booking system online appointments. We are working with the regional team to try and improve this service but its worth noting that new appointments come online regularly each day so please recheck at a different point if none immediately available. If anyone is struggling they can call the CCG direct on the numbers below.”

Please note that currently the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends only one dose for children aged 12 to 17 years and and nine months. We have noted in the media this may be about to change but sites have not been given guidance as yet to offer a second dose unless the child has underlying health conditions.

Anyone having trouble accessing a 1st/2nd/3rd or booster dose of the Covid vaccine can call NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group for help on: 01204 462125, 462157, 462030, 462028. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm only. 

All walk-in sites in Bolton for the week ahead are welcoming people aged 16 and over.

Friday, November 5

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer. 12-15 year olds (8am to 4.45pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)

Saturday, November 6

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after sic months if eligible, Pfizer. 12-15 year olds (8am to 12.45pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose, Pfizer and booster after six months if eligible (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Vacciantion bus Asda Farnworth - first & second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Sunday, November 7

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (10am to 3pm)

Monday, November 8

  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm) 12-15 year olds (4pm to 5:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (1pm – 7.45pm)

Tuesday, November 9

  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm) 12-15 year olds  (4pm to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (1pm to 6pm)

Wednesday, November 10

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm) 12-15 year olds (4pm to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (1pm to 5.45pm)

Thursday, November 11

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after  six months if eligible, Pfizer. 12-15 year olds (8am to 7.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm) 12-15 year olds (4pm to 5.30pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (1pm to 6.45pm)

Friday, November 12

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (12pm to 7.30pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after sin months if eligible, Pfizer, 12-15 year olds (8am to 4.45pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm) 12 to 15 year olds (4pm to 5.30pm)

Saturday, November 13

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer. 12-15 year olds (8am to 4.45pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first & second dose, Pfizer (8.30am to 5.30pm) 12-15 year olds (8.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (9am to 2pm)

Sunday, November 14

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible and AstraZeneca. 12-15 year olds (10am to 3pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after six months if eligible, Pfizer. 12-15 yearr olds (8am to 1.45pm)

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.

Ends

Notes to editors: 

The full list of regular vaccination sites in Bolton:

  • 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
  • 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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