This new booster targets more recent variants of Covid-19. Other than health and social care workers, everyone who is eligible will receive a letter from the NHS. They will then be either contacted by their GP or be able to book into the local vaccination clinics in Stockport, as well as just call into the One Stockport Hub where there are a limited number of walk-in appointments available.
Plans are already underway for General Practices across Stockport to vaccinate care home residents and people who are housebound. Those people will be contacted by their GP direct.
There’s a range of Covid-19 vaccination options in Stockport with appointments due to be available now via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.
A limited number of walk-in appointments are also available at the One Stockport Hub (OSH), Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1RA, subject to vaccine availability. It will be open every Monday and Tuesday, from 9am to 5pm. On Saturdays it will be open from 9.30am to 5pm, but please note it will be closed on Saturday, 8 October.
The annual flu vaccination campaign will also begin in the coming weeks. Free flu jabs will be available to people aged over 65, children aged two or three, primary school aged children, people in clinical risk groups and pregnant women. All carers are eligible along with NHS staff.
From mid-October, 2022, people aged 50 to 64 years old that aren’t in a clinical risk group will also be able to get their free flu vaccine. It is safe for the Covid-19 and the flu vaccine to be given at the same time, and we will offer both jabs to patients who want to receive them at the same time whenever we can, however this may not always be possible.