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COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11 year olds

On Monday 4 April, the government began the next phase of their COVID-19 vaccination programme, offering the jab to all 5-11 year olds. All 5-11 year olds will be offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine 12 weeks apart. Children who are at high risk of catching COVID-19 or live with someone who has a…

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Let’s start a Big Conversation about health and care

As part of the Big Conversation, people from all corners of Greater Manchester are invited to start talking honestly about the future of health and care. The survey will be live till Sunday 8 May 2022. Anyone living or working in the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs can take part. Take the survey to enter a…

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Spring booster

Spring boosters are now available for those eligible

On Monday 21 March, the NHS began the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme; the introduction of a spring booster. The spring booster is available for people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, to…

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination no longer a requirement

On Monday 31 January 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) paused the rollout of mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for health and social care staff. DHSC held a short consultation on the subject. Based on the feedback it has now confirmed that health and social care staff will not need a Covid-19 vaccination in order…

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