COVID-19 Vaccination Options

LAST UPDATED:  27 May, 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. Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics in Stockport

  2. Who can have the COVID-19 vaccine and when?

  3. Community vaccination clinics in Stockport

  4. Large scale vaccination centres near Stockport

  5. Missing or incorrect vaccination records – a guide

  6. Overseas vaccination validation service

  7. Helpline contact details 

  8. NEW – UK vaccination information for migrants

1. Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics in Stockport

One Stockport Hub Town Centre Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Address:

One Stockport Hub, Mersey Square, SK1 1RA

May Opening Times:

Age 12+: 9.30am to 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday

Age 5-11: 9am to 1pm on Saturday

June Opening Times:

Age 12+: 9.30am to 3.30pm on Saturdays (closed 4 June due to bank holiday weekend)

Age 5-11: 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays (closed 4 June due to bank holiday weekend)

Additional June half term clinics:

Age 12+: 9.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesday, 1 June, and Wednesday 8 June

Age 5-11: 9.30am to 1pm on Wednesday, 1 June, and Wednesday 8 June

Who can attend:

Anyone aged 5+ and eligible can just walk-in (check clinic times above for your age group), no appointment needed.

For more information on eligibility see section 2

 Trinity Methodist Church Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic,

by Scorah Chemist

Address:

Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TP

 May Opening Times:

For 12+: 9am to 6pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For 5-11s: 9am to 6pm on Sunday only, by bookable appointment only. No walk-ins.

Who can attend:

Anyone 12+ and eligible can just walk-in, no appointment needed.

5-11s must book an appointment via the National Booking Service.

For information on eligibility see section 2.

Additional Daily Pop-Up Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics Across Stockport

Information about additional pop-up vaccination clinics will be published here.

Follow NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group on Facebook or Twitter @NHSStockportCCG for updates.

2. Who can have the COVID-19 vaccine and when?

Anyone who is eligible for a vaccination can 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 special pop up clinics and a walk in clinic at Trinity Methodist Church, Bramhall. Full details in sections 1, 3 and 4 of this page.

Anyone 75 or over and those 12 or over with a weakened immune system can get their second booster, also known as Spring booster,  if around six months have passed since a first booster.

Those 18 years old and over can have a first, second or booster vaccination. There should be a gap of 8 weeks between a first and second vaccination and 3 months (91 days) between the second and the booster vaccinations. If an individual has tested positive for  COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given if it has been 28 clear days since that positive test.

Those who are 16 or 17 years old can have a first, second or booster vaccination. 3 months (91 days) must have passed since the previous vaccination in order to have the next one. If an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given if it has been 12 clear weeks since that positive test.

Anyone 12 to 15 years old can have a first or second vaccination. 3 months (91 days) must have passed since the previous vaccination in order to have the next one. If an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given if it has been 12 clear weeks since that positive test. This group is not currently eligible for a booster vaccine.

5 to 11 year olds in a clinical risk group or who live with someone who is in immunosuppressed are eligible to have two 10 microgram doses of the Pfizer vaccine eight weeks apart (a third of the amount used for adult vaccinations). If an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, vaccinations can only be given if it has been 12 clear weeks since that positive test. This group is not currently eligible for a  booster vaccination.

5 to 11 year olds with no underlying health conditions: All children aged 5-11 with no underlying health conditions are now being are being offered two smaller doses of the vaccine, with at least 12 weeks required between doses. This follows the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). This group is not currently eligible for a  booster vaccination. The One Stockport Hub (details in section 1) is able to vaccinate these children at specially arranged clinics. The National Booking Service also has bookable appointments, including at Trinity Methodist Church (see section 1), via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

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

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

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

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

  • Accepting booked appointments and walk ins. Full details at section 2 of this page or on the Scorah Chemist 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

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, or by calling 119 between 7am-11pm.

  • Etihad Sportcity and Football Centre, M11 3DU

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 8am to 8pm

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8am to 3.30pm

  • Whalley Range Tennis and Cricket Club, Kingsbrook Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8NR

5. 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.

6. Overseas vaccination validation service

A service is available to capture evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in countries other than England, Scotland and Wales and have these recorded in the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS). This will then enable an accurate NHS COVID Pass to be generated. You can use this service if you’re aged 16 or over and have an NHS number.

You must also have received one of these vaccines outside of England: Oxford/AztraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Moderna (Spikevax), Institute of India (Covishield), Bharat Biotech (Covaxin), SinoVac (CoronaVac), Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP).

Those wanting to use the service need to make an appointment at one of the vaccination centres offering this service.  Appointments need to be booked at and managed through the National Booking Service on the NHS website or by calling 119. There are now 50 sites offering this service.

Parents can book appointments on behalf of their children (aged 5 – 15) to get their overseas vaccination records validated.

7. Helpline Contact Details

Anyone 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.

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.