Booking your COVID-19 vaccination

To stop coronavirus from spreading, those who are eligible for a Covid vaccine are encouraged to access one of the vaccination clinics across the city.

It’s important to attend both appointments as you’re not fully protected until you’ve had your second dose.

The Covid vaccines have been thoroughly tested and have met strict safety standards in the UK. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are in charge of approving vaccines and they ensure that they are of high quality and are safe for use.

The vaccination programme in Manchester has been a great success thanks to the efforts of patients, volunteers, vaccinators, and everyone in between. So far, more than 250,000 people registered at GP practices in Manchester have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 128,000 have now had their second.

When it’s your turn, you will be contacted and asked to book an appointment. Details of how you can book your vaccination can be found below.

For more information and updates about the Covid vaccination pop-up clinics taking place, please visit the Manchester City Council website.

Booking an appointment at a local vaccination clinic

You can book an appointment for your Covid jab at a local vaccination clinic. These clinics are led by local GP Practices across Manchester.

When it’s your turn to be vaccinated you will receive a text, call or letter from your GP Practice with details of how to book. You can book an appointment at a local vaccination clinic by

  • Following the link in the text message
  • Following the instructions in the letter
  • Calling the Gateway on 0161 947 0770 or 0800 092 4020 The Care Gateway opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Find out more about the local vaccination clinics, including information about locations, transport and car parking on the Manchester City Council website.

Pop up clinics

We also have pop-up clinics taking place across Manchester. Many of these pop-up clinics are walk in clinics and you do not need to have a booked appointment to attend.

Details of pop up vaccination clinics for Manchester residents and who is eligible can be found on the Manchester City Council website.

Booking an appointment at a Mass Vaccination or Community Pharmacy Site

You can also book an appointment for your Covid vaccination at a mass vaccination or community pharmacy site.

When it’s your turn to be vaccinated, you will be sent a letter letting you know you can book through this service. You can book via the vaccination booking service in two ways:

The letter that you receive will explain that you may have also been contacted by other local services and that if you already booked with them, then you do not need to make another appointment.