16 and 17 Year Olds Can Now Get The COVID-19 Booster Vaccination

Young people aged 16 and 17 are being invited to come forward and get a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

In a bid to protect as many people as possible from Coronavirus, vaccination experts have lowered the eligible age for a booster to 16, as long as it’s been 12 weeks since the second vaccination.

It is also not too late for those who haven’t yet had their first or second vaccination to attend a vaccination clinic, although 12 weeks must have passed since the previous dose.

Dr Cath Munro, Chair of NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re urging all eligible 16 and 17 year olds to get their COVID-19 booster now. Being vaccinated protects you and your family from serious illness and makes you less likely to spread COVID-19. Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are not enough to protect against the Omicron variant and the booster dramatically improves this protection.”

Councillor Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health at Stockport Council, said: “The vaccine is the best way to protect young people from COVID-19, so please get a booster (or first or second dose) to maximise your protection. While Omicron is milder in that it has so far resulted in a lower hospitalisation and death rate than prior variants, it can still make you feel very sick and it is the vaccine that has helped make this sickness less serious.”

It is also not too late for anybody who hasn’t yet had their first or second vaccination. Anyone 16+ is being urged to make the most of the extended vaccination options across Stockport to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Both the One Stockport Hub in Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1RA, and Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Bramhall Lane, Bramhall, SK3 8TP are open until Saturday, 29 January, 2022. There’s no need to book an appointment; just walk in and get vaccinated.

The One Stockport Hub is open Tuesdays through to Saturdays, 10am until 3pm, and Trinity is open seven days a week, 8am until 6pm. Both sites continue to offer first, second or booster vaccinations to all those who are eligible.
Bookable appointments are also available on the National Booking Service or by calling 119 for free.

To see full details of Stockport’s vaccination clinic options visit the CCG website.