My Account routine maintenance 5 - 8 March 2021

We are carrying out some maintenance work on our My Account system between 5 - 8 March 2021. Some services will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Affected services

1. Oldham’s Coronavirus vaccination programme

Who is currently eligible for the vaccine?

  • Care home residents and staff
  • Over 80s
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Over 70s
  • People identified as clinically extremely vulnerable or clinically vulnerable who are over 16
  • Over 65s
  • Over 60s

If you are aged 80 or over and have not yet been offered your first dose you can book an appointment directly through your GP. 

If you are aged 70 or over or are in the clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) category and have not yet been offered your first dose, you can now contact the NHS to book an appointment by visiting NHS.UK or by calling 119.

Over 65s and over 60s

Following national guidelines, if you are aged between 65 and 69 you will soon receive a letter, if you haven’t already, inviting you to book a vaccination appointment at the Greater Manchester Vaccination Centre, based at the Etihad Campus. Choosing to have your vaccination at this site will be your earliest opportunity to receive the vaccine.

If you choose not to be vaccinated at the Etihad, you will be contacted by GP to book a vaccination appointment soon, but there may be a delay.

If you are aged 60-64, you will be contacted by your GP to make an appointment at one of our six vaccination centres across the borough.

If you are not in one of the above groups you should wait to be contacted until it is your turn to be vaccinated.

If you are eligible and haven't been vaccinated by your GP already, you may also receive an invitation from the NHS offering you the option of attending the Greater Manchester Vaccination Centre at the Etihad Campus or a local pharmacy.

How we'll contact you

If you are not in one of the above groups you should wait to be contacted until it is your turn to be vaccinated. 

You will be contacted directly from your practice or an NHS representative if you are registered with a GP in Oldham.

If you are registered with a GP in Oldham, you will be contacted directly from your practice or an NHS representative when it is your turn to be vaccinated.

If you are contacted by phone, which may be from a mobile number, the caller will identify themselves and say they are calling on behalf of your GP to book your appointment for a Coronavirus vaccine.

You may also be invited for your vaccination by a letter from your GP or an NHS representative, which will include details on how to book your appointment.

If you live in Oldham but are registered with a practice outside the borough you will be contacted by representatives from that local authority area.

What to do if you missed you first vaccine appointment

The first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine has now been offered to those in the top groups most vulnerable to the virus.

If you have been offered an appointment for the first Coronavirus vaccine but had to cancel or simply just weren’t able to make the slot offered, don’t worry, there’s still time to get your jab.

To book an appointment you can simply:

Waiting for your second vaccine? 

If you have received your first Coronavirus vaccine and are still waiting to hear about your second appointment, don't worry. We’ll contact you when it’s time. Please don’t ring your GP or the national booking line as mentioned above - we’ll let you know when it’s your turn.

What to expect when you have the vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccination is given in two doses. You will be given an appointment for your second dose three to 12 weeks after having the first dose.

Once you have received the vaccination you must not drive for 15 minutes afterwards. You will need to remain in the clinic until that time has elapsed.

Scam awareness

It has also been brought to our attention that there is someone knocking on doors, offering the vaccine. This is a scam so do not let this person into your home, give them any personal details, or accept anything from them.

Additionally, we’ve heard reports of phone calls where residents have been asked to pay for their vaccination. This is also a scam. The vaccination is free and the callers booking vaccinations will not ask for any other personal details other than asking you to confirm your name.

Vaccination centres

There are six vaccination centres currently open across the borough:

  • Moorside Medical Practice
  • Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Greenbank Medical Practice
  • Integrated Care Centre
  • Fields new Road Primary Care Centre
  • Failsworth Group Practice

These are in addition to the Greater Manchester Vaccination Centre which is based at the Etihad campus, east Manchester.

Why is the vaccine important?

The vaccine – along with hands, face, space – is the best way to protect residents from Coronavirus and has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.

It is important that you attend your vaccination appointment. But if for any reason you can’t, let your GP know as soon as possible so your slot can be offered to another resident.

For more information on the Coronavirus vaccine, visit the NHS website: