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 using one of the options shown below.
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.
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.
National Covid Vaccine Booking Service
You can book online or by telephone by calling 119.
You can use this service to book at the Peepul Centre, Leicester or a pharmacy. You may also be able to book at a vaccination centre outside Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland if you live within a 45 minute drive. Please note, the Peepul Centre is currently focusing on second dose appointments. First dose appointments are available via pharmacies.
Appointments can be booked at the following hospital hubs:
You can book online using this link for all sites:https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/leicesterc19v.php
Photo ID and proof of eligibility will be needed on arrival and if you unable to provide these you will be turned away.
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.
Find out where vaccinations are taking place for your GP practice: Covid Vaccine Centres: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
These are the main vaccination sites for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are also occasions when more GP practices are able to provide the vaccine, depending on the available supply, making it more convenient for patients who are unable to travel
Drop-in clinics are sometimes arranged for people to get their vaccine without having to book an appointment. These clinics tend to operate for one or two days at a time. The following drop-in clinics are currently available locally:
All other patients will be contacted to book your vaccination when you become eligible. Please do not contact your GP practice or the hospital enquiring about the vaccine.
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.