How it works
Vaccines for Tameside and Glossop are being delivered by GP led hubs based on our Primary Care Networks (PCN) - groups of GP practices within a neighbourhood. We therefore have five vaccination hubs where we are delivering the Vaccine locally – Ashton, Hyde, Denton, Stalybridge and Glossop. There are also national vaccination centres and the one for the North-West is based at The Etihad Tennis Club in Manchester.
We are working our way through the JCVI priority groups pictured below. When it is the right time, people will receive an invitation to book an appointment for their vaccine.
Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you hear from the NHS.
Why the Vaccine is important
Having the vaccine is the best way to protect the most vulnerable people from Covid-19 and has the potential to save thousands of lives – for every 20 vaccinations given, a life is saved!
If you’re a frontline worker in the NHS, you are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work. Getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as you can, should protect you and may help to protect your family and those you care for. The COVID-19 vaccine should help reduce the rates of serious illness and save lives and will therefore reduce pressure on the NHS and social care services.
The vaccine will protect you from becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 but you can still catch it and pass it on. And so it is vital that even when you have received your vaccine, you must continue to follow government guidance on social distancing, wearing a face cover and regular handwashing, as well as the additional measures in place in your area.
More Information on the vaccine is available on the www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination