We are working with our public health colleagues in Trafford Council to keep people up to date with the latest guidance on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Please visit the Trafford Council website which is being updated regularly.
Trafford COVID-19 vaccination programme
There are different ways you can get a COVID-19 vaccination in Trafford. Everybody aged 18 and over can visit the NHS national booking service or call 119 and book a slot. You can wait for your GP to contact you first but as infection rates are rising in Trafford, we would encourage you to use the national booking service to book a slot so you can be protected sooner.
Further to the sites listed below we also set up more localised clinics in parts of Trafford, usually in the northern region of the borough, when supplies allow. We advertise these locally when they take place and they are usually at Limelight Health and Wellbeing Centre, Lostock Medical Centre and Seymour Grove Health Centre.
Clinics in which you do not need to pre-book are occasionally set up by the pharmacy-run sites above. Keep checking www.facebook.com/NHSandCareinTrafford and the CCG and Trafford Council's social media channels to find out when these clinics operate so you can walk-in without booking.
Current Trafford vaccination sites
Available for booking proactively on the NHS national booking service, or calling 119
The Life Centre, Sale (operated by Timperley Pharmacy)
Larkhill Centre, Timperley (operated by Timperley Pharmacy)
1881 building (Urmston Masonic Hall, operated by Reeds Pharmacy)
Mary Davey Chemists, Partington
By invitation-only (you will hear from your GP)
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)
If you have already had an invitation from your GP, please ensure you don’t delay and take up this opportunity as soon as possible.
Which vaccine will people get?
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) currently advises 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 to the Oxford/AstraZeneca 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.
Please note, it is important not to wait for a certain type of Covid-19 vaccine to be made available. The NHS is not able to offer you a choice of vaccine other than in exceptional circumstances. They have all been tested rigorously, and significantly reduce the chances of you needing to go to hospital.
NHS Trafford CCG is working with our primary care colleagues (GP practices, pharmacists etc) to ensure that all Trafford people across all our neighbourhoods who need, and are eligible for, a coronavirus vaccine are offered one.
The vaccine rollout is a national challenge requiring an unprecedented effort but one which we will support as a team, working with others and in line with our values of compassion, support, integrity and partnership.
In doing so we will work with primary care to:
- Offer vaccines in line with need to ensure the greatest public health benefit
- Reduce the pressure on our health and care services by protecting people through their first dose
- Ensure we are providing equity of access to vaccinations
- Maximise our coverage so that all vaccines are used
We will do this by:
- Supporting our residents to get their vaccination
- Supporting our Primary Care Networks to deliver a vaccination programme
- Supporting our vaccinators to provide mutual aid when needed
- Matching the supply of vaccines against need
COVID Vaccination for Health and Social Care colleagues
Trafford Heath and Social Care Workforce Vaccine Booking FAQ
COVID Vaccination - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Below we have a series of Frequently Asked Questions around the COVID-19 vaccination programme: Coronavirus Vaccination FAQs