Local Covid Vaccine Hubs
Our Covid vaccine hubs are open to drop in with no appointment or ID needed for your jab. Alternatively you can book a slot at www.tamesideandglossop.nhsvaccinations.co.uk or call 0161 368 5426.
PLEASE NOTE: 5-11 year olds who are in a clinical risk group need to wait to be contacted and have an appointment booked. Please don’t drop in to a clinic but wait to be contacted by the NHS to make an appointment.
Our Vaccine Hubs will be open to book or drop-in on the following days for May.
For the latest Vaccine Clinic opening details, please visit https://www.tameside.gov.uk/covidvaccin
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 which you can book appointments at via the national booking system at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination or by calling 119.
At either a local or national site, currently anyone aged 18+ can have their 1st and 2nd vaccination or booster if 3 months after their 2nd dose. 16 - 17 year olds can be offered their 1st, 2nd or booster dose if 12 weeks after their previous dose and 12-15 year olds can be offered their 1st dose or 2nd dose if 12 weeks after their 1st dose if accompanied by a consenting adult. 5-11 year olds can be offered 2 child-sized doses 12 weeks apart. Spring boosters are available for those aged 75 and over and the immunosuppressed if it’s been six months since their previous dose. You do not need to be a patient in the area you attend a clinic.
Below is an image which explains who can get the vaccine, when and where:
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
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca stimulates the body’s natural defences (immune system). It causes the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus. This will help to protect you against COVID-19 in the future. None of the ingredients in this vaccine can cause COVID-19. Adverse events following the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are extremely rare and, for the vast majority of people, the benefits of preventing serious illness and death far outweigh any risks.
The JCVI has reviewed the latest available evidence on extremely rare cases of blood clots and low platelet count following the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Taking a precautionary approach in relation to the extremely small risk, the JCVI has advised a preference for adults below the age of 40 without underlying health conditions to receive an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine – where available and only if this does not cause substantial delays in being vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and have been shown to substantially reduce the risk of death, severe disease and transmission of infection.
For the JCVI statement, please click here. For more information on the vaccine, please click here
COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
Moderna stimulates the body’s natural defences (immune system). The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection. It uses a molecule called messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) to deliver the set of instructions that cells in the body can use to make antibodies to help fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It cannot give you COVID-19 and will help to protect against COVID-19. For more information on Moderna click here
Variants of concern
Current vaccines were designed for earlier versions of coronavirus, but scientists believe they should still work against mutated versions of coronavirus. Experts are also confident existing vaccines can be redesigned to better tackle emerging mutations.