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Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

#GetVaxxed. Enjoy being back

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:

  • Going on holiday
  • Going to sports events
  • Meeting family and friends in larger numbers and indoors
  • Going to nightclubs
  • Enjoying live music and festivals

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:

  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. You can attend a drop-in clinic, specified as being suitable for 16 and 17 year olds, without needing an appointment.

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. Anyone aged under 18 will currently only receive one dose.

 

Drop-in Clinics

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.

CLICK HERE to see the list of Drop-in Clinics

How to book a Covid vaccine in advance

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:

  • Peepul Centre, Leicester (Now offering the Moderna vaccine)
  • 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 & 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 may also invite you to book your vaccination, if they are part of the vaccination programme.

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.