My Wigan Borough Updates


Covid-19 vaccinations update
If you are aged over 70 and classed as clinically extremely vulnerable and have not yet been called to have your first vaccination, please book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting

Everyone else should continue to wait until you are invited to attend an appointment.

If you are sent an appointment that is at a vaccination centre outside of the borough and you do not wish to go, please wait as you will be offered a local appointment soon

Vaccination concerns
Public Health England have offered reassurance that there are no concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine affecting present or future fertility.

The NHS is currently advising pregnant women to wait before having the vaccine as more evidence is needed before you will be routinely offered the vaccination.

However, if you are pregnant and have a health condition that means you could be at risk of serious complications if you did get the coronavirus, or if where you work means you have a very high risk of contracting the virus, you may be advised to have the vaccine. You should get advice from your doctor.

The NHS is advising that if you are breastfeeding you can have the vaccination.

Have Your Say on ideas for improving Leigh town centre
 The consultation on draft proposals for Leigh town centre’s regeneration is available now. This survey closes on Friday 19th March. Go to

Young people are invited to have your say on emotional support services
 If you know a young person who has used a local service other than CAMHS to get some support with their mental wellbeing, we’d love to get their feedback.

The survey will take just ten minutes to complete. Your answers will help improve services for young people in the future. Go to

This survey closes on Friday 19th February.

10,000th staff member receives vaccination this week
 Melissa Walsh, Clinical Nurse Manager at Marie Curie became the 10,000th member of health and social care staff to receive their Covid-19 vaccination this week.

Melissa was vaccinated by Gemma Hurst, who works for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust and who is also Melissa’s best friend!