COVID-19 Vaccination Options

LAST UPDATED:  21 January, 2022 (information correct at time of publishing).

If you live in Stockport there are a number of convenient ways for you to get your COVID vaccination.

This page includes the following information:

  1. Information regarding vaccinations for 16 years old and over
  2. Information regarding vaccinations for 12-15 year old
  3. Community vaccination clinics in Stockport
  4. Large scale vaccination centres near Stockport
  5. NEW: Confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results
  6. Missing or incorrect vaccination records – a guide
  7. Helpline contact details

1. Information regarding vaccinations for 16 years old and over

People aged 16+, along with those in high risk groups, who have had their second jab at least three months ago are now eligible for a booster. It is also not too late for those who haven’t yet had a vaccination to get their first or second jabs.

They are able to book an appointment online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. People who can’t access the online service can phone 119 for free.

There are a range of options locally, including a walk in clinic at Trinity Methodist Church, Bramhall. Full details in section 3 of this page.

There is a town centre COVID-19 vaccination walk in only clinic, organised by the CCG and Stockport Council, at the One Stockport Hub:

  • Address: One Stockport Hub, Mersey Square, SK1 1RA
  • Clinic Opening Hours:
    • 10am-3pm – Thursday, 27 January, Friday, 28 January, and Saturday, 29 January, 2022.
  • How to book: Walk in only
  • Vaccine Available: Pfizer only
  • Who can attend:
    • Anyone 16+ for  first, second or booster vaccines. Booster available if three months have passed since the second.
    • Anyone 12-15 for first or second vaccines. Second available if three months have passed since the first. This group is not currently eligible for a booster vaccine. Children aged 12-15 will only be able to attend the Hub on Saturdays only.
  • Transport: The Hub is across the road from Stockport Bus Station and a 10 minute walk from the Stockport Train Station. Car parking is also available at several local pay and display sites including Stockport Merseyway Redrock and Heaton Lane Car Park.

2. Information regarding vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

Parents can book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children on the National Booking Service, or by calling 119 for free

Anyone 12-15 can also walk into the One Stockport Hub for first or second vaccines on Saturdays only. Second available if three months have passed since the first. This group is not currently eligible for a booster vaccine.

Parents can contact the School Nursing Service for advice and support about the vaccination programme on 0161 474 5912.

Children can contact a text-based service, ChatHealth, on 07480 635 227, where they can chat with a school nurse for confidential advice and support. This is not limited to questions about the vaccine.

3. Community vaccination clinics in Stockport

If you are aged 16 or over you can access the following Stockport vaccine clinics via the National Booking Service or by calling 119, 7am-11pm

Boots Chemist, Merseyway Shopping Centre, Stockport SK1 1PU

  • Booking only via the National Booking Service.
  • Clinic Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:15am-5pm, Sun: 11am-3:30pm
  • Vaccine Available: Pfizer
  • Who can attend: Anyone 16+.

Boots Chemist, Handforth Dean Retail Park, Wilmslow SK9 3PA

  • Booking only via the National Booking Service.
  • Clinic Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:15am-12:45pm then 2:10pm-5:45pm
  • Vaccine Available: Moderna.
  • Who can attend: Anyone 16+.

Medichem Pharmacy, 34/35 Woodley Precinct, Woodley, SK6 1RJ

  • Booking only via the National Booking Service.
  • Clinic Opening Hours:
    • Monday: 10:30am –  1pm then 2.30pm – 8pm
    • Thursday: 10:30am – 1pm then 2:30pm – 8pm
    • Friday: 3pm-8pm
    • Saturday: 10:30am – 1pm then 2.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Vaccine Available: Moderna and Pfizer.
  • Who can attend: Anyone 16+.

Scorah Chemist, Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Gardens, 351 Bramhall Lane, SK3 8TP

  • Open 8am-6pm, seven days per week, for booked appointments and walk ins. Full details on the Scorah website.
  • Please avoid parking on surrounding grass verges and park considerately on neighbouring roads. It’s important that residents can gain easy access to and from their homes. Thank you.

Well Pharmacy, 221 London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4DF

  • Walk in or book via the National Booking Service.
  • Clinic Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am-5.45pm.
  • Vaccine Available: Moderna and Pfizer.
  • Who can attend: Anyone 16+.

4. Large Scale Vaccination Centres near Stockport

You can also access your vaccine outside of Stockport at one of the large scale vaccination centres listed below via the National Booking Service https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119 between 7am-11pm.

  • The Etihad Stadium
  • Whalley Range

5. Confirmatory PCR tests to be temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow test results

From Tuesday, 11 January, in England, people who receive positive lateral flow results for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a PCR test.

This is a temporary measure – whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast majority of people with positive LFD results can be confident that they have COVID-19.

Lateral flow tests are taken by people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

Anyone who develops one of the three main COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home, self-isolate and take a PCR test. They must self-isolate if they get a positive test result, even if they have had a recent negative lateral flow test – these rules have not changed.

Under this new approach, anyone who receives a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test result should report their result on gov.uk and self-isolate immediately but will not need to take a follow-up PCR test.

After reporting a positive LFD test result, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace so that their contacts can be traced and must continue to self-isolate.

If you have a particularly bad cold and worry the symptoms suggest it’s COVID, you need to test using a PCR test.

Book your PCR test here: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Or call 119, if you have one or more of the following coronavirus symptoms

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

Please do not attend a site for a lateral flow test if you have symptoms or if you’re self-isolating.

6. Missing or incorrect vaccination details – a guide

Call 119, selecting option 1 ‘England’ and then option 4 ‘To report an issue with your vaccination record’. The call agents will take some details from you and make an electronic referral into the Vaccination Data Resolution Service (VDRS) service.

The VDRS team will aim to contact you within 21 days. The number they will call you from is 01869 817119. They will make three attempts to contact you (you cannot call them).

If they are unsuccessful in contacting you, you will need to call 119 and make a new referral. Your previous call will be closed after the three attempts to contact you.

What can the VDRS not help with?

The VDRS team is working on solutions to other issues people might experience with their vaccine records.

For now, some examples of cases in which the service cannot currently help include:

  • Cases where the person’s name or address is recorded incorrectly
  • Vaccinations given outside of England, Scotland or Wales
  • Cases of non-MHRA-approved vaccines (the service cannot help with vaccines other than Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), and Janssen)
  • People who cannot evidence when and where they received their vaccination(s)
  • Vaccine trial participants.

How do I make a complaint about the VDRS?

Complaints about the VDRS should be directed to the NHS England Complaints team at england.contactus@nhs.net or by post to:

NHS England
PO Box 16738
Redditch
B97 9PT

If your vaccination record is correct but you still cannot access your NHS COVID Pass, please call 119 and choose the NHS COVID Pass option to access support.

If you are having a problem specifically with the NHS App, as opposed to a vaccination data record problem, please contact the NHS App team at www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us.

7. Helpline Contact Details

If you are unsure about how or where you can get your first or second vaccination, or just have a question about the vaccination programme, contact the helpline team by telephone on 0161 426 9910 (leave a message and they will call you back during normal office hours) or email STOCCG.Pxenquiries@nhs.net.