If you are in cohorts 1 – 9 please ring Wigan Vaccination Hub on 01942 807780 to make an appointment for your FIRST dose, if you have received an invite and still haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccine.
Second dose appointments – if you had your first dose COVID-19 vaccine at Leigh Sports Village, you will be contacted by Wigan GP Alliance with details of your appointment for the second dose COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are aged 70 years or older and have NOT received your FIRST dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, please ring the Surgery so we can book you in to a clinic being run at Leigh Sports Village or ring the NHS booking service free of charge on 119 or book online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
If you are aged 56 – 59 (priority group 8)
You will receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to book an appointment at one of the local nationally run clinics. If you are able to we would strongly encourage you to take up an appointment at one of the national clinics even if you have to travel a little further than you may like. However, if you are housebound or you are unable to get to the location of the local nationally run clinics, please don’t worry, we will be in touch when we have a vaccine available for you, but this could be a number of weeks.
If you are aged 60 – 65 (priority group 7)
You should have received a letter from NHS England earlier this week inviting you to book an appointment at one of the local nationally run clinics. If you are able to we would strongly encourage you to take up an appointment at one of the national clinics even if you have to travel a little further than you may like. However, if you are housebound or you are unable to get to the location of the local nationally run clinics, please don’t worry, we will be in touch when we have a vaccine available for you, but this could be a number of weeks.
If you are aged 16 – 65 in an at risk group (priority group 6)
We are continuing to invite people from this group for a vaccine when we have one available. People in this group have an underlying medical condition that puts them at greater risk. There are over 50 thousand people eligible in this group in Wigan Borough so it will take us a number of weeks to get through everyone. Please don’t worry if you don’t get the call right away. If you think you may be eligible in priority group 6 you can check the list of conditions on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): https://healthierwigan.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-faqs/
If you are aged 65 years +
If you are aged 65+ and didn’t action your letter or have changed your mind about having the vaccine please don’t worry, you can still book your appointment. You can call 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine
* Remember, the vaccine is only available from the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. Please let vulnerable family and friends know
*We are unable to change the priority for the vaccine as we are under the guidance given by NHS England and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination please click for details of the order in which the vaccine will be offered.
*Latest information can be found on the GOV UK website, under the sections ‘Consent forms and letters’ and ‘Leaflets and posters’
COVID-19 vaccine clinics
If you or your family member or the person you care for have an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, Samiira or Ellen will have discussed over the phone, the information you need, when they booked your appointment.
- Consent forms, patient letters, patient information leaflets and advice can be found on the GOV UK website.
The COVID-19 vaccine is NOT being done at Elliott Street Surgery.
The vaccines are being delivered to a local central location, where there are facilities for the cold storage of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Where to go for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment
The vaccination centre is at: Leigh Leisure Centre, Leigh Campus, Sale Way, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, WN7 4JY (directions as below)
There will be staff at the entrance greeting people.
Directions by car:
- Drive down Sale Way, the Leigh Sports Village stadium will be on your left and Morrison’s on your right.
- Follow the road to the very end and Car Park 1 is on the left.
- Look out for the NHS vaccination clinic signs to help you.
After the COVID-19 vaccine, there may be a 15 minute observation period depending on which of the COVID-19 vaccines you have been given, so please plan your return journey accordingly.
Please do not turn up at Leigh Leisure Centre without an appointment.