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Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Coronavirus Vaccine

How to get the Coronavirus vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Who can have the vaccine and how to get it

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Who can have the vaccine

Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).

People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, are being offered a 2nd booster, also called the “spring” booster. If you are eligible, you can have a spring booster 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The NHS has made it easier than ever for people who are immunosuppressed (have a weakened immune system) to get their boosters – they can now show they are eligible by providing one of the following:

  • a letter from a GP team or specialist inviting them for a vaccine,
  • a hospital or GP letter about their medication or treatment,
  • or a prescription or medication box with their name and date on it.

The process for getting your vaccination, the type of vaccine you will be offered and the number of doses you will receive depends on your age or any health conditions you may have.

Detailed information about the vaccine and who is currently eligible can be found on the national NHS website.

How to get the vaccine

Clinics are taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and many are on a walk-in basis so you don’t even need to make an appointment. You will find details of the walk-in clinics further down this page.

If you are aged 16 or over:

  1. Book using the National Booking Service or 119, or
  2. Your GP practice will contact you, or
  3. You can attend a walk-in clinic without needing an appointment.

If you are aged between 5 and 15:

  • Parents or guardians can book using the National Booking Service or call 119
  • Some walk-in clinics are open to 5-15 year olds
  • Children who are clinically vulnerable will be invited to special clinics and some walk-in clinics are also open to children who are clinically vulnerable.

 

Walk-in clinics

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Drive-thru clinics

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Get the covid vaccine without having to get out of your vehicle, at our drive-thru vaccine clinic.

The clinic is in the car park to the rear of County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield LE3 8RA

Open every Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Please check which age groups can get the vaccine on each day:

  • Thursday, Friday:  Age 16+  10am-3pm, Age 5+ 3pm-6pm
  • Saturday: Age 5+ 10am-6pm

First, second, third doses and first and second booster doses all available.

Just turn up – no appointment needed – or you can book a timed slot in advance, if you wish.

Bookings for ages 12+ https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$SXJcCK45XT9OtkU4ZzL.ou/Hf.gnO.iKHlLbZfkUS6GAOvLHLSU4K

Bookings for ages 5-11 https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$CBtrcAMrtbPFhRF/ptUvweH8JRDGekTISKV5olXDXkywjAyJqXuqa

Booking a vaccine appointment in advance

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You can book online or by telephone by calling 119. You can only use this service if you are aged 16 years and over. Parents or guardians can use this service to book an appointment for their 12-15 year olds.

You may also be able to book at a vaccination centre outside Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland if you live within a 45 minute drive.

You can also book an appointment at the following locations, using the links below, providing you are eligible:

Evington Community Centre: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$voYqZVBTPCc6t7NodaUSF.5ya11vQsqj6CtksaBsL5QRC62w8Keaq

Highcross Shopping Centre: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$/EUqktlaJhVf1ioHjMFr0eQmZilpMAPM2eZdvXtvYEF3wclJgvOKG

Coalville Hospital: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$tldsbcsOH6KqcHF2UB.FcuX3CzVm29gvRrA1HWQmtozlRe1goeSbS

Fosse Medical Centre: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$pFKjaTE2jGD7RWxAWiQpxOgzAXMlkLU5EolECCq9T1Bhx.t2GaVR2 

Prajapati Hall: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$BhVq/TFxKykyu2Yq7AwGhODC2QngAlbaopWZ79LgUe8N5FRq4qiIa

 

Getting your vaccine at your GP practice

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You can get your vaccine at your GP practice if they are part of the vaccination programme. Your GP practice will contact you if they are offering vaccines.

Some vaccinations are taking place in GP practices and others are at community vaccination centres.

Vaccinations are administered by groups of GP practices, known as primary care networks, with one practice generally providing vaccines on behalf of all practices in the group.

Specialist learning disability and autism Covid-19 vaccination clinics

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Children and adults with learning disabilities and autism who need a Covid-19 vaccine are invited to book into specialist vaccination clinics.

Where: Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, LE11 5JY.

When:  Thursday 7 July and Monday 22 August.

Appointments for children aged five-11 will be in the mornings and appointments for young people and adults aged 12 upwards in the afternoons.

The clinics have been specially designed to offer those attending a calm and friendly environment that meets their needs, including longer appointment times and vaccinators specialising in learning disability support and care.

They are open to anyone with a learning disability or autism in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, aged five and over, who needs a first, second or booster Covid-19 vaccination.

All appointments need to be booked in advance. The vaccine used will be Pfizer, with children aged five-11 receiving a lower dose, as per national guidelines.

More vaccine information