Enjoy being back by getting double vaxxed. You can take part in the activities you have missed with the confidence that the Covid-19 vaccine will reduce the chances of you suffering from the Covid-19 virus.
We can now enjoy being back and can start to take part in many of the activities we haven’t been able to for what feels like such a long time:
The virus is still a concern so we must still be cautious. Getting double vaxxed offers you the best protection from becoming seriously ill with Covid and is a way for you to feel confident in taking part in activities again.
If you are aged 16+ and you live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, you will find details on this page about how to get your vaccine.
How to get your jab
The process for getting your vaccination depends on your age:
If you are aged 17¾ years and over:
If you are aged between 16 and 17¾:
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.
Please visit the main vaccine page for details about how eligible 12-15 year olds can get their vaccine.
More information for children and young people, and their parents, can be found here.
You can attend a drop-in clinic even if you aren’t registered with a GP or you don’t have an NHS number. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago can attend the clinics to have their second dose of the same vaccine.
If would prefer to book an appointment in advance, you can do so using one of the following routes:
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:
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 may also invite you to book your vaccination, if they are part of the vaccination programme.
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
Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and can get vaccinated are:
Appointments can be booked online using the following links: