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 NHS Foundation Trust to support the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Covid-19 2023 spring booster vaccine eligibility

Covid-19 seasonal booster vaccination appointments are open on the National Booking Service for those most susceptible to serious illness from Covid-19 and those aged 75 and over, those in care homes for older adults, those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system. Find out if you are eligible.

General Covid-19 vaccination eligibility and booking summary

If you would like more information about receiving a first or second Covid-19 vaccination, please refer to the latest NHS guidance.

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.

Living Well Service

Operating as a drop-in service, the Living Well Service is here to promote a broad range of physical health checks, COVID-19 vaccination, alongside referrals to improving access to psychological therapies.

All activity is recorded and shared with your GP, ensuring ongoing understanding and support for your health is in place. Find out when and where the Living Well team are going to be, – Select Living Well Bus – Timetable to view the full list of upcoming Cheshire East clinics.