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Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Big Vax Weekend 26-28th November 2021

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A Big Vaccination Weekend is taking place across the area this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26-28, with extra clinics arranged to make it easy to get the Covid vaccine.

The vaccine takes a couple of weeks to reach its full effectiveness. With just four weeks to go until Christmas, this weekend is your  best chance to cross it off your list and get fully protected before meeting up with friends and family for the festive season.

Getting vaccinations and boosters continues to be the most effective way to protect yourself, friends and family from Covid-19. This is so important going into the winter when we will be gathering indoors more often and there will be a greater risk of transmission.

Clinics are taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during the weekend, and many are on a walk-in basis so you don’t even need to make an appointment.

You will find details of the available clinics below.

Drop-in clinics

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  • Please check which doses (1st, 2nd, 3rd, booster) each clinic is offering, and for which age groups, as listed below, before going to get your vaccination. 
  • Please note, 3rd doses are not the same as Boosters. You will need to provide  written confirmation/qualification to receive a 3rd dose. Find out more about 3rd doses here.
  • You can get your Booster dose if it is at least 6 months since you had your second dose.
  • All clinics offer Pfizer vaccine unless stated otherwise.
  • More walk-in clinics are being added regularly, please check back here for updates

Friday 26th November

  • Highcross Shopping Centre, 5 Shires Ln, Leicester LE1 4AN. 10am-8pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. You can also book an appointment here. If possible please bring your covid vaccination card  or a screen shot of the NHS app to show dates of any previous vaccinations, it will speed up the queueing process.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill, 10am-6pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Glenfield Hospital, Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9QP. 10am-1pm, Age 18+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Rd, Oakham, LE15 7TU. 9:30am-6pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • Omcare Late Night Pharmacy Omcare Late Night Pharmacy, Belgrave Commercial Centre (Vaccination Centre), 221 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 7AN. 12pm-6pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Rd, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL. 8am-3pm, Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Saturday 27th November

  • Highcross Shopping Centre, 5 Shires Ln, Leicester LE1 4AN. 9am-7pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. You can also book an appointment hereIf possible please bring your covid vaccination card  or a screen shot of the NHS app to show dates of any previous vaccinations, it will speed up the queueing process.
  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester, LE3 1BL. 2pm-6pm, Age 12+ 1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill, 9.00am-5.00pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, Ling Dale, East Goscote, LE7 3XW, 9.30am-5.30pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose.
  • Belgrave Pharmacy, 52 Brandon St, Leicester LE4 6AW. 9am-5pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Rd, Oakham, LE15 7TU. 9.30am-6pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose.
  • Omcare Late Night Pharmacy Omcare Late Night Pharmacy, Belgrave Commercial Centre (Vaccination Centre), 221 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 7AN. 1pm-7pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9am-1.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Sunday 28th November

  • Highcross Shopping Centre, 5 Shires Ln, Leicester LE1 4AN. 11am-5pm, Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose. You can also book an appointment hereIf possible please bring your covid vaccination card  or a screen shot of the NHS app to show dates of any previous vaccinations, it will speed up the queueing process.
  • Fosse Medical Centre, 344 Fosse Rd N, Leicester LE3 5RR. 8am-11am  Age 12+  1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • Belgrave Pharmacy, 52 Brandon St, Leicester LE4 6AW. 9am-5pm Age 16+  1st, 2nd or booster dose.
  • Glenfield Hospital, Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9QP. 10am-1pm, Age 18+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Rd, Oakham, LE15 7TU. 10am-1pm, Age 12-15 yrs,  1st dose.
  • Omcare Late Night Pharmacy Omcare Late Night Pharmacy, Belgrave Commercial Centre (Vaccination Centre), 221 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 7AN. 12pm-5pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Melton Sports Village, Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1DR. 8.15am-3.15pm Age 16+  1st or 2nd dose. Age 50+ booster dose. 
  • Vision Pharmacy, Spinney Hill, 11.00am-5.00pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd  or booster dose.
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, Ling Dale, East Goscote, LE7 3XW, 9.30am-5.30pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd or 3rd dose.

Monday 29th November 

  • Merridale Medical Centre, 5 Fullhurst Ave, Leicester, LE3 1BL. 2pm-6pm, Age 16+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Fosse Medical Centre, 344 Fosse Rd N, Leicester LE3 5RR. 8am-10.30am  Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9.15am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • St Hilda’s Vaccination Centre, Ling Dale, East Goscote, LE7 3XW, 5pm-6.15pm, Age 12-15 only, 1st dose.

Tuesday 30th November

  • Fosse Medical Centre, 344 Fosse Rd N, Leicester LE3 5RR. 3pm-5.30pm  Age 12+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.
  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9.15am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Wednesday 1st December

  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9.15am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Thursday 2nd December

  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9.15am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Friday 3rd December

  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9.15am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

Saturday 4th December

  • Jalaram Community Centre, 2a Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QR. 9.15am-5.25pm, Age 16+  1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose.

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.

Key facts

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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 a single dose of the vaccine.
  • 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’ve had a first and second dose of the vaccine, your second dose was at least six months ago and one of the following applies to you:
    • You are aged over 40
    • You have a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
    • You live with someone who is at high risk of getting COVID-19
    • You are a carer
    • You are a frontline health or social care worker.

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

You can find more information about booking your vaccine for anyone aged 12 and over, using the topic headings below.

 

Vaccination clinics for people with a learning disability

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Specialist learning disability Covid-19 vaccination clinics will be taking place at the following dates and times:

Tuesday 30th November

  • Loughborough Hospital, Hospital Way, Loughborough LE11 5JY. 9am-3pm, Age 16+ 1st, 2nd or booster dose.

Wednesday 15th December

  • Peepal Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP. 8.30am-3pm, Age 16+ 1st, 2nd or booster dose.

Please ensure that you bring evidence of all previous doses administered when you attend this clinic

Please book your appointment by contacting Zoe: email zoe.powell6@nhs.net or call 07917734861 

If there are any specific reasonable adjustments required please ensure this is known at the time of the booking in order for clinic staff to prepare prior to arrival.

Getting your vaccine at your GP practice

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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.

Health and care workers

Unpaid carers

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Eligible health and social care workers can book their COVID-19 vaccination through the National Booking Service or by calling 119. Checks are in place on eligibility and ID. The vaccine can also be booked via GP-led vaccination services and hospital hubs.

Unpaid carers that are known to the system can book through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.  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. The vaccine can also be booked via GP-led vaccination services and hospital hubs.

More vaccine information