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Invitation to attend a COVID vaccination

If you have received an invitation from your GP surgery and you are able to access the booking system after entering your details, it implies that you are eligible to receive the COVID Vaccination.

You will see a range of vaccination sites available to book on the website. Please ONLY book at the site which has been mentioned in your text message/ letter you have received or have been advised on phone.

You do not need to be a patient in the area you attend a clinic.

Vaccination hubs

Vaccines for Tameside are being delivered by GP led hubs based on our Primary Care Networks (PCN) - groups of GP practices within a neighbourhood.  In Tameside there are four vaccination hubs where we are delivering the vaccine locally:

  • Ashton
  • Hyde
  • Denton
  • Stalybridge.


Hub opening times 2023

Hub opening times not currently available. Please go by the date and time of your booking.

How to book your vaccination

To book a vaccination slot at a clinic run by:
Ashton use the National Booking System at or by call 119.
Denton/Droylsden, Hyde and Stalybridge use the Local Booking System at 


Eligibility criteria

This Autumn, the following people are being offered a free Covid-19 booster vaccine.  All patients in Tameside will be invited to book an appointment for their vaccination when the time is right. 

Patients in Denton, Hyde and Stalybridge can book their appointment using the Local Booking System and patients in Ashton should use the National Booking System.   

  • all adults aged 50 years and over  
  • those aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, including pregnant women  
  • those aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression  
  • those aged 16 to 49 years who are carers  
  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults  
  • frontline health and social care workers  


The Flu vaccine is being offered free to:

  • people aged 50 and over 
  • those aged over six months to 49 with a specified health condition
  • some secondary school-aged children
  • 2 and 3 year olds
  • pregnant women
  • primary school-aged children
  • those in care homes
  • frontline health care workers
  • frontline social care staff who do not have access to occupational health schemes
  • household contacts of people with a weakened immune system

For more information about getting the flu vaccination go to the Greater Manchester Integrated Care website

Below is an image which explains who can get the vaccine, when and where:

Vaccination Clinics


Why the Vaccine is important


Having the vaccine is the best way to protect the most vulnerable people from COVID-19 and has the potential to save thousands of lives – for every 20 vaccinations given, a life is saved!
If you’re a frontline worker in the NHS, you are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work. Getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as you can, should protect you and may help to protect your family and those you care for.

The COVID-19 vaccine should help reduce the rates of serious illness and save lives and will therefore reduce pressure on the NHS and social care services.
The vaccine will protect you from becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 but you can still catch it and pass it on. And so it is vital that even when you have received your vaccine, you must continue to follow government guidance on social distancing, wearing a face cover and regular handwashing, as well as the additional measures in place in your area.

The vaccinations used to protect against COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca stimulates the body’s natural defences (immune system). It causes the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus. This will help to protect you against COVID-19 in the future. None of the ingredients in this vaccine can cause COVID-19. Adverse events following the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are extremely rare and, for the vast majority of people, the benefits of preventing serious illness and death far outweigh any risks.

The JCVI has reviewed the latest available evidence on extremely rare cases of blood clots and low platelet count following the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Taking a precautionary approach in relation to the extremely small risk, the JCVI has advised a preference for adults below the age of 40 without underlying health conditions to receive an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine – where available and only if this does not cause substantial delays in being vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and have been shown to substantially reduce the risk of death, severe disease and transmission of infection.

For the JCVI statement please click here 
For more information on the vaccine please click here


COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna

Moderna stimulates the body’s natural defences (immune system). The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection. It uses a molecule called messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) to deliver the set of instructions that cells in the body can use to make antibodies to help fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It cannot give you COVID-19 and will help to protect against COVID-19. For more information on Moderna click here

Variants of concern

Current vaccines were designed for earlier versions of coronavirus, but scientists believe they should still work against mutated versions of coronavirus. Experts are also confident existing vaccines can be redesigned to better tackle emerging mutations.

Further information