Vaccination programme

Vaccination is clinically proven to reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19 and your risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccine guidance booklet in English (PDF, 896KB), Polish (PDF, 851) and Romanian (PDF, 658KB)

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your friends. It will take a few weeks for your body to build immunity. 

We are working with our colleagues at the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to support the roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations. 

Covid-19 seasonal booster vaccine eligibility

Covid-19 seasonal booster appointments on the National Booking Service are now open as part of the wider rollout, for those most susceptible to serious illness from Covid-19 and those aged 50 and over. Find out more about seasonal booster appointments

The following groups are currently eligible for a Covid-19 booster vaccine under plans to increase protection against respiratory viruses this winter as long as it has been at least 3 months since your last dose:

  • aged 50 or over
  • pregnant
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
  • aged 16 and over and lives with someone who has a weakened immune system
  • aged 16 and over and is a carer, either paid or unpaid
  • a frontline health and social care worker

General Covid-19 vaccination eligibility and booking summary

You can book the following online via the National Booking Service or by calling 119:

  • First and second doses for people aged 18 years old and over - at least 2 months after the previous dose
  • First and second doses for people aged 12 to 17 years old - at least 3 months after the previous dose
  • Boosters for people aged 16 years old and over  - at least 3 months after the previous dose
  • Third doses and boosters for people with a weakened immune system aged 12 years old and over - at least 3 months after the previous dose
  • Seasonal booster for people aged 50 and over, residents in care homes for older adults and people with a weakened immune system aged 12 and over - at least 3 months after a previous dose
  • Children's Pfizer dose for all 5 to 11-year olds

Not all vaccination clinics offer all of the vaccines above, eligibility details for each clinic be found within the walk-in vaccination section below.

You can book for someone else, such as your child or someone you care for, if you have their consent. You'll need to enter their details when booking.

If eligible and you are able to attend a vaccination centre - the quickest and easiest way to arrange a seasonal booster vaccination is online via the National Booking Service (or by calling 119).

In line with national guidance, seasonal booster vaccinations are predominantly being administered in pharmacies. There is no need to contact your GP practice.

Vaccine eligibility is open to all 5 to 11-year-olds with appointment slots at a number of sites available via the National Booking Service or by calling 119. Covid-19 vaccination: A guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test

If you're eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination and have had a positive Covid-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over, 
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if at high-risk from Covid-19 and aged 5 to 17 years old 
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 5 to 17 years old

This starts from the date their symptoms started or the date of their positive test result, whichever was earlier.

If your child has symptoms of Covid-19, but has not had a test, they should wait until their symptoms are better before they get a Covid-19 vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the vaccination site about this.

Walk-in vaccinations for residents who want a vaccination without an appointment

If eligible, you can attend a local walk-in vaccination clinic or roving vaccine van without an appointment. Find out the latest vaccination cohort eligibility information

Saturday 4 February 

Asda Crewe, Victoria Centre, Crewe CW1 2PT from 10.30am until 4pm.

Monday 6 February 

The Weston Centre, Earlsway, Macclesfield, SK11 8RL from 10.30am until 4pm.

Tuesday 7 February 

Churchill Way Car Park, Churchill Way, MacclesfieldSK11 6AY

Locations, dates, times

vaccinations offered at the clinics are all subject to change. You can have a booster vaccine 3 months after your previous dose.

More sites offering walk-in vaccinations for eligible residents who want a vaccination without an appointment will be announced soon.

View the latest number of vaccinations received in Cheshire East

Vaccination Information for Ukrainians and Russians

Information is available for anyone who has moved to the UK and advises them on the need to register with a GP to get up to date with their routine vaccinations. It explains the vaccines that at-risk people with health conditions, pregnant women, infants, children and older adults need and the diseases this will help protect them from. Vaccination Information for Ukrainians and Russians