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Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Coronavirus Vaccine

Read the latest information about how the Coronavirus vaccine is being made available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

If you are in one of the following groups you can now book your covid vaccination through the links listed below, or you can wait for your GP to contact you.

  • You are clinically vulnerable, defined as: “all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality” Read more about this here 
  • You have received a NHS letter telling you that you have been assessed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
  • You are a carer, defined as: “eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable”
  • You have previously been invited for a vaccine but not yet made an appointment

How to book

  • Go online or call 119 to book at the Peepul Centre, Leicester or a pharmacy site. You may also be able to book at a vaccination centre outside Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland if you live within a 45 minute drive.
  • Use the links and process below to book at a Hospital Hub:

Glenfield Hospital: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$HlW0kV1IHh6ounq2UtnyLOY879dx3y4ydAwT0Nd8L/mJgsmQsdOxq

Leicester General Hospital: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$MyYLuoqzBISYQgyU04tDX.BELprxQL7Dms6e9m9EPb51qOzF6Da2m

Leicester Royal Infirmary: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$mpAPkkRQVI9g77$fkl6t4OhYN777adOarr349CU.ZJ0uAfJtCOlu1

The booking process

  1. Click on the link of your preferred vaccination site
  2. Enter the pin CovidVL19
  3. Register as a new user – Please ensure you enter your NHS number (if you do not know this, click here to find it).
  4. Pick the patient option on the form and fill in your details
  5. Choose a date and time for your initial vaccination. The system will automatically generate a second slot.
  6. Check your inbox and junk mail for an email that confirms your booking. You will also receive a text reminder if you filled in the contact number field

Photo ID and proof of eligibility will be needed on arrival and if you unable to provide these you will be turned away

All other patients will be contacted to book your vaccination when your turn comes. Please do not contact your GP practice or the hospital enquiring about the vaccine.

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The vaccine is typically delivered by a simple injection in the upper arm. Two doses of the vaccine are required for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines; this will range between three and twelve weeks apart to achieve enhanced protection against coronavirus.

Vaccines in hospitals

Hospital Hubs are delivering the vaccine at Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Loughborough Hospital and Feilding Palmer Hospital.

Vaccines in GP practices

All local GP practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are now covered by a vaccination service. Some vaccinations are taking place in GP practices and others are at community vaccination centres, for example in council buildings.

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.

Find out where vaccinations are taking place for your GP practice:

Covid Vaccine Centres: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff are working alongside GPs to vaccinate patients in order of priority.

Priority groups

The priority groups have been determined at national level by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations.

To find out which priority groups of patients are currently being offered the vaccination click here.

You may find the following links useful: