5,000 Bolton residents not taken up their 2nd jab

15/10/21

5,000 Bolton residents haven’t had a second dose of the Covid-19 jab.

They are being urged to make sure that they get their second jab, and the AstraZeneca vaccine is available again at some clinics in Bolton for those who need it.

The Covid-19 booster programme is also well underway in Bolton.

There are seven sites across the borough where eligible patients can pre-book their booster vaccination. These include one GP and six pharmacy sites which are offering appointments, including at the weekends and evenings.

Additionally, some walk-in vaccination sites are offering booster jabs for eligible people.

People can check they they are eligible and book a booster jab on the NHS website.

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “If it's six months since your second jab, then you could be due a booster. If you haven’t been called for one and think you are eligible, you can check on the NHS website

“All boosters must be a minimum of six months after a second dose. All people having the booster should have the Pfizer vaccine as its clinically proven to better protect against variants.

"The majority of our sites are operating an appointment-only booster programme but Horwich RMI and Hootons Pharmacy are accepting walk-ins if eligible.”

Anyone who is severely immunocompromised, including those on medications that suppress the immune system (including chemotherapy), should have a third dose as soon as eight weeks after their 2nd dose. This is to ensure they have adequate response and protection.

Children aged 12 to 15 who have underlying health conditions will be called to attend local vaccination sites

All healthy 12 to 15 year olds will be offered Covid vaccine in school by the School Age Immunisation Service in the next three to four weeks. ‘Mop up’ sessions will be offered to those students who are absent or unable to have their vaccine when the team attends their school. They should not attend walk in clinics unless invited by a GP.

Anyone requiring a second dose or has questions about their third dose, especially if they are immunosuppressant, can also contact NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Groupfor help on: 01204 462125, 462157, 462030, 462028. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. 

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

Friday, October 15

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7:30pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after 6mths if eligible, Pfizer (8:00am to 7:45pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first and second dose, Pfizer and AstraZeneca (8:30am to 5:30pm)

Saturday, October 16

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (9am to 2pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first and second dose, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. (8:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Vacciantion Bus – Victoria Square, first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4:00pm)

Sunday, October 17

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4:30pm)
  • Pikes Lane Clinic – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (12pm to 3pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (10am to 2pm)

Monday, October 18

  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first and second dose, Pfizer (8:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (2pm to 7:45pm)

Tuesday, October 19

  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6mths if eligible and AstraZeneca (1pm to 6pm)

Wednesday, October 20

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7:30pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first and second dose, Pfizer (8:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (2pm to 6pm)

Thursday, October 21

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after 6mths if eligible, Pfizer (8am to 7:45pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (2pm to 7pm)

Friday, October 22

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (12pm to 7:30pm)
  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible, Pfizer (8am to 7:45pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first and second dose, Pfizer (8:30am to 5:30pm)

Saturday, October 23

  • Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC – first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible, Pfizer (8am to 12:45pm)
  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6 months if eligible and AstraZeneca (10am to 3pm)
  • Market Place Shopping Centre - first and second dose, Pfizer (8:30am to 5:30pm)
  • VaccinationBus – Victoria Square, first and second dose, Pfizer (10am to 4pm)

Sunday, October 24

  • Breightmet Health Centre – first and second dose, Pfizer (9am to 4:30pm)
  • Horwich RMI – Pfizer first & second dose and booster after 6mths if eligible and AstraZeneca (10am to 3pm)

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
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