Covid/Flu Vaccinations

For some, particularly older people and those with a weakened immune system, COVID-19 can still be very dangerous and even life-threatening. COVID-19 vaccines offered by the NHS provide protection against the virus and help reduce the risk of serious illness. The vaccine has saved countless lives, prevented thousands from needing to go to hospital and helped us to live with the virus without fear or restrictions.

Protection against COVID-19 (either from catching the virus or from a previous vaccination) can fade over time and the virus can change so if you are at higher risk of severe illness it is important that you top up your protection.

Who is eligible?
In line with expert advice, this spring the NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccines to people who are at increased risk of serious illness from the virus – including those aged 75 and over (by 30 June 2024), residents of care homes for older adults, and those with a weakened immune system. Pregnant women nor household contacts of immunosuppressed patients are not eligible in the spring campaign unless they have additional immunosuppressant factors themselves.

 

When are the clinics scheduled?
Below are the current confirmed dates for our COVID-19 vaccination clinics:

    • Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – 9:15am – 12:30pm

 

How do I book?
All appointments are by invitation only. If you are an eligible patient, you will be invited to book an appointment using a self-booking link by text message, or by a telephone call/letter if we don’t have a mobile telephone number on your record. Please note, we are unable to see any patients on a walk-in basis, as clinics are only stocked with enough vaccines to cover the patients booked in.

Patients who are under the age of 75 or who are not severely immunosuppressed are able to receive the vaccine a privately for a charge. In our area, these appointments are being provided by Andrew’s Pharmacy in Macclesfield.

If you have received a self-booking link but are unable to use it, or if you have any other questions about our vaccination clinics, you can call your practice to discuss this. When you call the practice please select Option 9, and we’ll know that you are calling about COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

How and where will I receive the vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being provided at Poynton Civic Hall.

We ask that patients attend the clinics alone where possible and for patients not to attend their appointments too early; these clinics are extremely busy and we have limited space at the venue.

Once you check in at the clinic, you will be directed to one of our vaccination stations, where we will confirm your information and check some details about your general health and any medications you may be taking; this is also your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the vaccine and after care.