Covid vaccine walk in centre Manchester: vaccination clinics near me for spring booster - who is eligible?

Certain groups of people are now eligible for their fourth coronavirus jab.

Around 600,000 people are expected to be offered their Covid-19 spring booster jab this week, as infection levels continue to rise.

The latest figures confirm that this is the third week in a row where infections have increased.

Researchers understand that part of the rise could be down to the more contagious BA.2 variant, which has been named ‘Stealth Omicron’, which is now thought to be the most common strain in the UK.

Why are infections rising?

After the past few months, we have seen many rules relaxed in the country, such as the slow decreasing of the number of days needed to self isolate being dramatically reduced.

It is also believed that a change in ‘public behaviour’ towards the virus has also caused a spike in the amount of cases.

What vaccination centres in Manchester are offering the spring booster?

  • MCC Rates Hall Manchester Town Hall Extension

Opening times: Wednesday - Thursday: 1pm - 6pm

Address: Ground Floor, Town Hall extension, Manchester, M2 5DB

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Limelight Pharmacy

Opening times: Wed: 2:30pm - 5:30pm - Fri: 10am - 1pm - Sat: 11am - 1pm

Address: 3 St Brides Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, M16 9NW

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Pendleton Gateway

Opening times: Tuesday: 4pm - 8pm

Address: 1 Broadwalk, Salford, M6 5FX

Eligibility: 12 and over

  • Etihad Tennis Centre

Opening times: Mon, Tue, Thurs: 8am - 8pm - Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 8am - 3:30pm

Address: Etihad Tennis Centre, 9 Sport City Way, Manchester, M11 3DU

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Elliotts Pharmacy 

Opening times: Tue - Fri: 9am - 4pm - Sun: 12pm - 4pm

Address: 60 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, M16 0LN

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Newbury Place Pharmacy

Opening times: Tue - Wed: 9:30am - 4:30pm - Thurs: 9:15 - 2:15

Address: 55 Rigby Street, Salford, M7 4NX

Eligibility: 12 and over

  • Rusholme Pharmacy

Opening times: Mon - Sun: 9am - 6pm

Address: 253 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 5LW

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Beech Road Pharmacy 

Opening times: Mon, Fri: 9am - 6pm - Tue - Thurs: 9am - 5:30pm

Address: 101 Beech Road, Chorlton, M21 9QE

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Salford Royal Vaccination Hub

Opening times: Tue - Wed: 8:30am - 4pm - Thurs: 12pm - 7pm

Address: Mayo Building, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD

Eligibility: 16 and over

  • Cohens Chemist Manchester

Opening times: Tues: 9am - 5:30pm

Address: 56 Briarfield Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4SS

Eligibility: 12 and over

Who is eligible for a fourth dose?

Spring boosters were rolled out last week, and has received a great response, with over 470,000 people coming forward, according to NHS England.

Around 5.5 million immunosuppressed or people aged over 75 will be eligible for a spring booster over the next few weeks and months, with over half a million people to be invited imminently.

The spring booster is a new campaign, with immunity from older vaccination declining, with most people eligible for this one likely having their most recent dose in September and October last year.

An extra dose is recommended to be had six months after your last dose as certain individuals are at a higher risk of contracting severe coronavirus.

These groups are eligible:

  • Adults aged 75 years and over
  • Residents in a care home for older adults 
  • People aged 12 years and over who are immuno-suppressed