‘Grab A Jab’: Where you can get a Covid-19 vaccine in Manchester this Bank Holiday weekend
There are pop-up venues giving doses across the city and young people in particular are being encouraged to attend.
Pop-up sites are administering doses, with health bosses hoping this will make it easier for people to fit in attending around their social commitments.
The NHS particularly hopes to see Manchester’s 16 and 17 year olds, who became eligible for the vaccine earlier this month, getting vaccinated.
Where can I go to get a jab?
There are a number of venues across Manchester where doses of a Covid-19 vaccine are being given over the Bank Holiday weekend.
On Saturday 28 August these are:
Moss Side Leisure Centre - first or second doses of the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccines, 1pm to 7pm.
The ground floor of the historic Rates Hall at the Town Hall Extension - Astra Zeneca and Pfizer first and second doses, 11am to 2pm.
Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, Pfizer first or second doses, 8.30am to 12.50pm .
Owens Park - Pfizer and Astra Zeneca first and second doses, 9am to 12.30pm.
Irish Heritage Centre - Astra Zeneca and Pfizer first and second doses, 2pm to 6pm.
The Grange, Beswick - Pfizer first or second dose and Astra Zeneca second doses, 1pm to 5pm.
Whalley Range High School - Pfizer and Astra Zeneca first or second doses, 10am to 7pm.
On Sunday 29 August the venues are:
Moss Side Leisure Centre - Pfizer and Astra Zeneca first dose or second doses, 10am to 4pm.
Etihad Vaccination Centre - Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses, 8am to 8pm.
Whalley Range High School - Pfizer and Astra Zeneca first or second doses, 9am to 8pm.
On Bank Holiday Monday (30 August) the Etihad Vaccination Centre is giving out Moderna and Pfizer first or second doses from 8am to 8pm.
Find out more about the vaccination venues open across all of Greater Manchester here.
What do the health authorities say?
Health bosses say getting vaccinated is the best protection from getting the virus, passing it on to others and becoming seriously ill and will also help people get back to doing the things they enjoy.
Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, regional director of commissioning for the North West, said: “Our walk-in vaccination sites are an easy way to get the life-saving jab and help us get back to life before Covid.
“Whether you’re heading to a festival or going shopping with friends, grab a jab at your nearest site this bank holiday to make sure you’re protected from Covid-19.
“It’s never too late to get vaccinated, so if it’s been a while since you were first invited, you can still head down to a local site or book an appointment online.”
How many people have now been vaccinated?
Five million people in the North West have now received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, part of the 40 million people vaccinated in England.
More than 9.4 million vaccinations have now been given across the North West.
What do I need to do?
People who are aged 17 years and nine months or over can book an appointment on the National Booking Service website at www.nhs.uk/Covid-Vaccination.