Covid booster jab walk-in centres Manchester: where to get third vaccine without an appointment today

We round up the booster drop-in clinics in Manchester this week.

Boris Johnson has brought forward the target of giving every adult in England a booster jab by a month amid mounting concerns over a wave of Omicron cases that could cause “very many deaths”.

The Prime Minister has said that Britain “must urgently reinforce our wall of vaccine protection” and called on everyone to “get boosted now”.

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The announcement came as the UK Covid alert level was raised to Level 4, up from Level 3, following a rapid increase in the number of Omicron cases being recorded.

How do I book a booster appointment?

People aged 16and older can book on the NHS website here. You can also call 119 instead.

For people in Manchester who need help booking an appointment or advice on walk-in clinics, you can call a hotline set up by the local authorities for extra support on 0161 608 4304. The line is open Monday to Friday, 8am–6pm and is staffed by trained Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service helpers.

How do I find a drop-in clinic instead?

If you’d prefer to visit a drop-in, pop up clinic this week, you can attend any of the sites below. A three-month gap is needed between the second dose and your booster.

Manchester City Council confirmed the walk-ins are now available to all adults over 18 but centres have been busy and people have been warned there may be a queue.

These walk-in clinics are currently available to the following categories of people:

  • all people aged 16 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Thursday 20 January

  • Town Hall, M2 5DB, 1pm - 7pm, Pfizer first and second doses and booster (ages 16+)
  • Etihad Vaccination Centre, M11 3DU, 8am – 8pm, Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses and booster
  • The Grange, M11 3TQ, 9am - 5:30pm, Pfizer first, second and booster
  • Beech Road Pharmacy M21 9EQ, 9am – 6pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second or booster
  • Baguley Pharmacy, M23 9PS, 10am – 5pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second, third and booster (ages 16+)
  • Plant Hill, M9 8LX, 3pm – 7pm Pfizer first and second doses and booster
  • Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, M22 1QW, 3:30pm – 7:50pm, Astra Zeneca second dose. Pfizer first, second, third and booster
  • Newton Heath Health Centre, M40 2JF, 2pm – 6pm, first, second or booster (ages 16+)
  • The Vallance Centre, M13 9UJ, 1pm – 3pm, Pfizer first, second, third doses and booster

Friday 21 January

  • Etihad Vaccination Centre, M11 3DU, 8am – 8pm, Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses and booster
  • Beech Road Pharmacy M21 9EQ, 9am – 6pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second or booster
  • Baguley Pharmacy, M23 9PS, 10am – 12pm and 3pm – 5pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second, third and booster (ages 16+)
  • Whalley Range Tennis and Cricket Club, M16 8NR, 9am – 5pm, Moderna and Pfizer first, second doses and booster

Saturday 22 January

  • Etihad Vaccination Centre, M11 3DU, 8am – 8pm, Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses and booster
  • Baguley Pharmacy, M23 9PS, 9am – 1pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second, third and booster (ages 16+)
  • Whalley Range Tennis and Cricket Club, M16 8NR, 9am – 5pm, Moderna and Pfizer first, second doses and booster
  • Plant Hill, M9 8LX, 11am – 3pm Pfizer first and second doses and booster
  • The Vallance Centre, M13 9UJ, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Pfizer first, second, third doses and booster

Sunday 23 January

  • Etihad Vaccination Centre, M11 3DU, 8am – 8pm, Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses and booster
  • Baguley Pharmacy, M23 9PS, 11:30am – 3:30pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second, third, fourth and booster (ages 16+)
  • Whalley Range Tennis and Cricket Club, M16 8NR, 9am – 5pm, Moderna and Pfizer first, second doses and booster

Monday 24 January

  • Etihad Vaccination Centre, M11 3DU, 8am – 8pm, Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses and booster
  • Baguley Pharmacy, M23 9PS, 10am – 5pm, Pfizer and Moderna first, second, third and booster (ages 16+)
  • For further pop up clinic dates after this date, plus more information, see the Manchester City Council website here.