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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:
- Book using the National Booking Service or 119, or
- Your GP practice will contact you, or
- You can attend a walk-in clinic without needing an appointment.
If you are aged between 12 and 15:
- Parents or guardians can book using the National Booking Service or call 119
- Some walk-in clinics are open to 12-15 year olds
- Children aged 12-15 who are clinically vulnerable will be invited to special clinics.
Who can have the vaccine
If you are aged 12 and over you are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
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.
- People aged 18 and over (or turning 18 within 3 months) can get their first dose of the vaccine, followed by the second dose eight weeks later.
- People aged 16 to 17 (or turning 16 within 3 months) can get their first dose of the vaccine, followed by the second dose twelve weeks later.
- Children aged 12 to 15 are offered two doses of the vaccine. They can get their first dose of the vaccine, followed by the second dose twelve weeks later.
- A third ‘top-up’ dose is offered to those aged over 12 who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose. You will be contacted by the NHS if you need a third dose, please bring proof of your eligibility if you attend a clinic for this dose.
- The COVID-19 booster vaccine ensures you have continued protection over the winter. You can have a booster if:
- you are aged 16 or over and your second dose was at least three months ago.
- you are aged 12 to 15 and you are are extremely clinically vulnerable, or if you live with an adult who is extremely clinically vulnerable
Detailed information about the vaccine and who is currently eligible can be found on the national NHS website.