The Covid booster programme is continuing and eligible Boltonians are being called on for their third Covid-19 booster vaccination.

This is being offered to those living in care homes, adults aged 50 or above, frontline health and social care workers, those aged 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions and adult household contacts of immuno-suppressed individuals.

The Astra Zeneca vaccine is also now available in Bolton for second doses, which is being offered at most clinics through the week.

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “All people having the booster should have had the Pfizer Vaccine, as it’s clinically proven to better protect against variants.

“The majority of our sites will be operating an appointment only booster programme at this time aside from Horwich RMI and Hootons Pharmacy, which are accepting walk-ins if eligible.”

Children aged 12 to 15 with underlying health problems will be called to attend local vaccine sites and healthy 12-15 year olds will be offered a vaccine in school by the school immunisation teams in the next two to three weeks.

Those who are immuno-compromised are asked to have a third dose as soon as eight weeks after their second.

The details of all the clinics have been listed online via