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. 

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. Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

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

Vaccination 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
  • Spring booster for people aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older adults and people with a weakened immune system aged 12 and over - at least 6 months after the previous dose
  • Children's Pfizer dose for all 5 to 11-year olds

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 Spring booster vaccination is online via the National Booking Service (or by calling 119).

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

Everyone who is eligible will receive a national letter from the NHS over the Spring and early Summer inviting them for a top-up. Some eligible residents will also receive a letter from the local NHS to outline their local vaccination options. A guide to the spring booster for those aged 75 years and older residents in care homes

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, aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

First, second and booster walk-in vaccination clinics and the roving vaccine van

If eligible, you can attend a local walk-in vaccination clinic or our roving vaccine van without an appointment.

Please note that the locations, dates, times and vaccinations offered at the clinics are all subject to change.

The following sites are offering walk-in vaccinations for residents who want a vaccination without an appointment in the next month

Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly Senior Citizens Hall) Duke Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UR - static vaccine van

  • Saturday 21 May - 10am - 4pm - Pfizer and Moderna (including boosters) second dose AstraZeneca for those who had a first AstraZeneca dose

Middlewich Victoria Hall, Civic Way, Middlewich, CW10 9AT 

Moderna including boosters, Pfizer for 12-17 year olds, AstraZeneca second dose for those who had first AstraZeneca dose, AstraZeneca boosters are also available if booked in advance 

  • Tuesday 24 May - 2:30pm - 6:30pm

Bookable appointments are also available at Middlewich Victoria Hall by contacting your GP practice or by emailing smash.bookings@nhs.net in advance.

Roving vaccine van visiting streets on the Colshaw Farm Estate near Summerfields Village Centre in Wilmslow

  • Wednesday 25 May - 10am - 4pm - Pfizer and Moderna (including boosters) second dose AstraZeneca for those who had a first AstraZeneca dose

Summerfields Village Centre, Dean Row Road, Wilmslow, SK9 2TB - static vaccine van

  • Thursday 26 May - 10am - 4pm - Pfizer and Moderna (including boosters) second dose AstraZeneca for those who had a first AstraZeneca dose

Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET

Previously advertised as the vaccination clinic taking place at Congleton Town Hall

  • Friday 27 May - 11am - 3pm - Pfizer and Moderna (including boosters) second dose AstraZeneca for those who had a first AstraZeneca dose

Nantwich Town FC, Optimum Pay Stadium, Water-Lode, Nantwich CW5 5BS

Please note that this clinic is replacing the previously advertised Nantwich Parish Hall clinic.

  • Monday 30 May - 11am - 6pm - Pfizer and Moderna (including boosters) 

If you are able to attend the Nantwich Town FC vaccination clinic later in the day, please visit between 3pm - 6pm on 30 May. The busiest period is expected to be the first 3 hours and this will help mitigate delays.

*Children's Pfizer vaccination clinics for all 5 to 11-year-olds 

The following sites are offering walk-in vaccination clinics without an appointment. aimed at 5 to 11-year-olds in the coming days:

*Macclesfield Community Centre (formerly Senior Citizens Hall) Duke Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UR - static vaccine van

  • Saturday 21 May - 10am - 4pm - Children's Pfizer

*Middlewich Victoria Hall, Civic Way, Middlewich, CW10 9AT

  • Tuesday 24 May - 2:30pm - 6:30pm - Children's Pfizer

*Roving vaccine van visiting streets on the Colshaw Farm Estate near Summerfields Village Centre in Wilmslow

  • Wednesday 25 May - 10am - 4pm - Children's Pfizer

*Summerfields Village Centre, Dean Row Road, Wilmslow, SK9 2TB - static vaccine van

  • Thursday 26 May - 10am - 4pm - Children's Pfizer

*Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET

Previously advertised as the vaccination clinic taking place at Congleton Town Hall

  • Friday 27 May - 3pm - 6pm - Children's Pfizer

*Nantwich Town FC, Optimum Pay Stadium, Water-Lode, Nantwich CW5 5BS

Please note that this clinic is replacing the previously advertised Nantwich Parish Hall clinic.

  • Monday 30 May - 4pm - 6pm - Children's Pfizer

View the latest number of vaccinations received in Cheshire East

School-aged children aged 12 to 15

All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

School-aged immunisation teams are going back into most schools to deliver second doses - and first doses where still needed. Parents and guardians will get a letter or email with information about when this will happen and be asked to give consent.

It’s important that children get vaccinated as it reduces their chances of getting seriously ill, especially those who are immunosuppressed. While one dose provides good protection, two doses give stronger and longer-lasting protection. 

By getting vaccinated, children can reduce their risk of passing on the infection to family members, particularly vulnerable grandparents, and others they come into contact with. It can also reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

If your child is unable to receive a vaccination through school, finding an alternative clinic is easy - call 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book an appointment at a local vaccination centre.

As in other parts of the country, local Primary Care Networks and hospital consultants are both identifying all eligible children under their care and communicating directly with their families to offer access to COVID-19 vaccinations.