Rollout timeline for first dose vaccinations – age 50+


Bury CCG are now inviting people registered with a Bury GP Practice that are aged 50 and over to book an appointment to have their first dose of the vaccine. You can choose an appointment at one of the four community vaccination centres: https://covid.nhsbookings.com/gmpcn

Please only book an appointment if you meet this criteria (i.e. you are aged 50 or over and are registered with a Bury GP Practice.  You may have received the booking link directly from your GP Practice and fall into another age category, for example because you are clinically vulnerable).  You will be asked to confirm eligibility at the point of registration on their booking site.  This will ensure they offer vaccinations to people in order of priority and avoid anyone currently not eligible being turned away from one of the vaccination centres.

If you are clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable and haven’t yet had the first dose of the vaccine, please contact your GP Practice.  

For all other people aged below 50, you will be contacted when it’s your turn to book an appointment, please don’t contact your GP Practice about the vaccine before then.

Second dose vaccinations

I’m due my second dose, who will contact me?

The second dose of the vaccine is given at 11 weeks after the first dose, and you will be contacted by letter, phone or text message to book an appointment when the time is right. If you haven’t been contacted by week 10 after your first dose, please contact your GP Practice.


Can I have my second dose early?

Once you have received the first dose of the vaccine, a second dose of the same vaccine is reserved for you from the national supply. The timing of this process means you will be invited to receive your second dose of the vaccine 11 weeks after the first dose, but not before.


What if I can’t have my second dose on time?

Ideally you would have the second dose of the vaccine 11 weeks after the first dose – a second dose will be reserved just for you. We understand, however, that on some occasions this might not be possible, for example, if you are self-isolating at home.

There is no reason to expect that the second dose will be less effective if administered beyond 12 weeks, and the current guidance is that if the course of vaccinations is interrupted or delayed, it should be resumed as soon as possible, but does not need to be restarted.