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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 are now eligible to receive your Covid vaccination:

  • You are aged 16 or over
  • You are aged 12 to 15 AND you live with someone who is more likely to get infections (ie someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • You are aged 12 to 15 AND you have a condition that means you are at high risk from COVID-19 (ie such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, severe or multiple learning disabilities), or you have a condition that means you are more likely to get infections (ie some genetic conditions or types of cancer)
  • You have previously been invited for a vaccine but not yet made an appointment.

The vaccine is typically delivered by a simple injection in the upper arm. The Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are all now available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Moderna vaccine is only available at the Peepul Centre.

If you’re pregnant or under 40 you’ll usually be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines

If you’re under 18, you’ll only be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Two doses of the vaccine are required for most people; the second dose is given 8 to 12 weeks after the first. Those aged between 16 and 17¾ will currently only receive one dose.

The process for getting your vaccination depends on your age:

If you are aged 17¾ 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 drop-in clinic without needing an appointment.

If you are aged between 16 and 17¾:

  1. Your GP practice will contact you, or
  2. You can attend a drop-in clinic, specified as being suitable for 16 and 17 year olds, without needing an appointment.

If you are aged 12-15, and you are classed as being at increased risk from Covid yourself, or you live with someone who is (see above), you will be contacted by the NHS to book your appointment at specially arranged clinics being hosted at Loughborough Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary and at the Peepul Centre on specific dates in August 2021.

You can also book the appointment yourself by telephoning 0116 497 5700.

If you are eligible and you do not manage to book your vaccine this month, you will be contacted as part of the School Age Immunisation Programme, once the new 2021/22 school year commences.

More information for children and young people, and their parents, can be found here.

The population is being vaccinated in order of priority determined at national level by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations. Find out more here.

National Covid Vaccine Booking Service

You can book online or by telephone by calling 119. You can only use this service if you are aged 17¾ years and over.

You can use this service to book at the following local locations:

  • Peepul Centre, Leicester (Moderna now available)
  • One of twelve pharmacies
    • Belgrave Pharmacy, 52 Brandon St, Leicester LE4 6AW.
    • Boots, Fosse Park Shopping Centre, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1HJ.
    • Brennans Pharmacy, 33 High Street, Ibstock, LE67 6LG.
    • Evans Pharmacy, 57-59 Borough St, Castle Donington DE74 2LB
    • Mr Pickford’s, St Hilda’s Church, 25 Ling Dale, East Goscote, Leicestershire LE7 3XW.
    • Masons Chemists, 97 Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicestershire. LE67 3PH.
    • Pearl Chemist, Memon Centre, 7 Abbotsford Road, Leicester, LE5 4DA.
    • Severn Pharmacy, Severn Pharmacy, 40-44 Severn Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4FY.
    • Vision Pharmacy, 51-55 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0LE.
    • Well Barwell, 50-54 High Street, Barwell, Leicester LE9 8DS.
    • Superdrug, Haymarket Towers, 25 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WA.
    • The Community Hub, 101 Bondgate, Castle Donington, DE74 2NH.
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Leicester General Hospital
  • Leicester Glenfield Hospital
  • Loughborough Hospital
  • Sturdee Road Health and Wellbeing Centre

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

Your GP practice

Your GP practice will also invite you to book your vaccine if they are part of the vaccination programme.

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.

Walk-in Clinics for those aged 16 and 17

Tuesday 14th September

  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY, 3.15-7.15pm (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)

Wednesday 15th September

  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)
  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester, LE3 1BL. 2:30pm to 5:30pm (AZ and Pfizer)

Thursday 16th September

  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)
  • Boots. Unit 2, Fosse Park Shopping Centre, Leicester, LE19 1HJ, 10.30am to 1.30pm and 3.30pm to 5.45pm
  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester, LE3 1BL. 10am to 6pm (Pfizer)

Friday 17th September

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 3pm-6.30pm (AZ & Pfizer)
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP, 4.15pm-7.15pm (Pfizer)
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY, 4.15pm-7.15pm (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)

Saturday 18th September

  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY, 4.15pm-7.15pm (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)

Sunday 19th September

  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY, 4.15pm-7.15pm (Pfizer)

Tuesday 21st September

  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY, 3.15-7.15pm (Pfizer)

Thursday 25th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP, 4.15pm-7.15pm (Pfizer)

Friday 24th September

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-10.30am (Pfizer)

Saturday 25th September

  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DR. 11am to 6pm (Pfizer)
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP, 4.15pm-7.15pm (Pfizer)

Sunday 26th September

  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DR. 11am to 6pm (Pfizer)

Thursday 30th September

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-11am (Pfizer)

Friday 1st October

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-12pm and 3:30pm – 6pm (Pfizer)

Monday 11th October 

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-5pm (Pfizer)

Walk-in Clinics for those aged 17¾ and over

Tuesday 14th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-11.15am (Moderna) Over 18s only
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)

Wednesday 15th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-3.15pm (Moderna) Over 18s only
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 12.15pm-3.15pm, (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)
  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester, LE3 1BL. 2:30pm to 5:30pm (AZ and Pfizer)

Thursday 16th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 12.15am-7.15pm (Moderna) Over 18s only
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 12.15pm-7.15pm, (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)
  • Boots. Unit 2, Fosse Park Shopping Centre, Leicester, LE19 1HJ, 10.30am to 1.30pm and 3.30pm to 5.45pm
  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester, LE3 1BL. 10am to 6pm (Pfizer)

Friday 17th September

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 3pm-6.30pm (AZ & Pfizer)
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 12.15am-3.15pm (Moderna and Astra Zeneca) Over 18s only
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 8.15am-3.15pm, (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)

Saturday 18th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-3.15pm (Moderna) Over 18s only
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 8.15am-3.15pm, (Pfizer)
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, East Goscote Primary LE7 3XR. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer)

Sunday 19th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-11.15am (Moderna) Over 18s only
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 8.15am-11.15am, (Pfizer)

Monday 20th September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-11.15am (Moderna and Pfizer)
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 8.15am-3.15pm, (Pfizer)

Tuesday 21st September

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-11.15am (Moderna and Pfizer)

Wednesday 22nd September 

  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 4.15pm-7.15pm (Moderna) Over 18s only
  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 8.15am-3.15pm, (Pfizer)

Thursday 23rd September

  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough, LE11 5JY. 4.15pm-7.15pm, (Pfizer)

Friday 24th September

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-10.30am (Pfizer)
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-3.15pm (Moderna and Pfizer) Over 18s only

Saturday 25th September

  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DR. 11am to 6pm (Pfizer)
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-3.15pm (Moderna and Pfizer) Over 18s only

Sunday 26th September

  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DR. 11am to 6pm (Pfizer)
  • Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.15am-11.15am (Moderna and Pfizer) Over 18s only

Thursday 30th September

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-11am (Pfizer)

Friday 1st October

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-12pm and 3:30pm – 6pm (Pfizer)

Monday 11th October 

  • Fosse Medical Centre, LE3 5RR, 8am-5pm (Pfizer)

Vulnerable children aged 12 to 15

Clinics for eligible children are being held at Loughborough Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary and appointments can be booked by parents or guardians online or by telephone.

Eligible children aged 12 to 15 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if either

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • or they have a condition that means they’re at high risk from COVID-19 themselves

Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and can get vaccinated are:

  •  a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they’re on the learning disability register)
  • a condition that means they’re more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)

Appointments can be booked online using the following links:

  • Clinics at Leicester Royal Infirmary: https://tinyurl.com/4xsar8t5. When asked for a PIN, enter the following code: CovidVL19
  • Clinics at Loughborough Hospital: https://tinyurl.com/ky2m5cvz. No PIN is required for this clinic.
    Appointments can also be made by telephoning 0116 497 5700.

Health and care workers and carers

The functionality for frontline eligible health and social care workers to book their COVID-19 vaccination through the National Booking Service (www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or 119) through self-referral has been reinstated. The same eligibility checks and ID requirements remain in place.

Unpaid carers that are known to the system can continue to book through the National Booking Service. Unpaid carers that are not known to the system cannot book through the National Booking Service but should contact their GP practice so they can be identified and recorded as unpaid carers.

Health and care workers and unpaid carers can also continue to book via GP-led vaccination services and hospital hubs.

New advice for pregnant women: Pregnant women can now be offered the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccinations alongside the rest of the population.

You may find the following links useful: