Trafford vaccine rollout for under 50s

The NHS vaccination programme continues to make strong progress, both nationally and in Trafford. Thanks to the thousands of people involved, the NHS has now offered vaccines to everyone aged 50 and over as well as millions of health and social care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk.

Take-up of the vaccine has been exceptionally strong; 19 out of 20 people aged 50 and over have already chosen to take up the offer across the country, and the number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds coming forward has more than tripled over the last two months.

Phase two of the vaccine rollout begins

We are pleased to share details of the Trafford vaccination sites for phase two of the programme, which all begin delivering the vaccine from week commencing Monday 17 May. They are:

  • Delamere Medical Practice, Stretford (operated by North Trafford Primary Care Network)
  • Shay Lane Medical Centre, Hale Barns (operated by South Trafford Primary Care Network)
  • Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre (operated by Altrincham Healthcare Alliance)
  • The Life Centre, Sale (operated by Timperley Pharmacy)
  • 1881 building (Urmston Masonic Hall, operated by Reeds Pharmacy)
  • Mary Davey Chemists, Partington

Who is eligible and how will they be contacted?

Phase two of the vaccine rollout is for all adults below the age of 50. Some people in this category have been able to access the NHS national booking service for the past few weeks, and currently people aged 40 and above (known as JCVI cohort 10) are eligible for vaccination.

People in Trafford can choose to visit the national booking service website or call 119 to book their jab at a mass vaccination site, the most local to Trafford being the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

Or they can wait for their GP to contact them first and they can attend one of the local sites listed above. If the site closest to you is operated by a pharmacy, you should visit the national booking service in order to book in to that site.

 

I am aged 50 or over and have not yet had my jab – what do I do?

If you are aged 50 and over, this puts you in phase one of the rollout. You should have received an invitation from your GP to attend one of the following sites, which are still operating for people aged 50 and over:

  • Delamere Medical Practice, Stretford (operated by North Trafford Primary Care Network)
  • Shay Lane Medical Centre, Hale Barns (operated by South Trafford Primary Care Network)
  • Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre (operated by Altrincham Healthcare Alliance)
  • The Life Centre, Sale (operated by Sale Primary Care Network)
  • Davyhulme Medical Centre, Urmston (operated by Trafford West Primary Care Network)
  • Partington Health Centre (operated by Trafford West Primary Care Network)
  • Larkhill Centre, Timperley (operated by Timperley Pharmacy)

Patients who have not yet attended their appointment should contact their GP practice as soon as possible to ensure you are given maximum protection from COVID-19. They can also visit the national booking service website or call 119 to book their jab.

Which vaccine will people get?

Recently, there have been reports of an extremely rare condition involving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots.

As a precautionary measure while this is being carefully reviewed, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has now advised that it is preferable for adults aged under 40, who don’t have underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, to be offered an alternative vaccine when it is their turn to be vaccinated.

For those in this age group who have had already their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and had no adverse reactions, they should still come forward for their second dose when invited.

People have been getting their vaccines at other local sites than what is listed above – why?

The sites listed above are our main clinics but we occasionally operate further, more localised sites if the need arises (ie. if intelligence tells us people are struggling to access our main sites). We do this to ensure accessibility for all. For example, our North Trafford Primary Care Network has hosted clinics at Limelight Health and Wellbeing Hub and Seymour Grove and may do so again. If they choose to do this, we will advertise them across health and social care system channels.

Posted on Wednesday 12th May 2021