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Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Covid-19 booster vaccine

Find out about the booster vaccine to top up your protection against Covid-19 and how to get it in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 16 and over, at least three months after their second dose.

The booster programme is delivered through existing vaccination sites including pharmacies, hospital hubs, GP practices and vaccine centres. People don’t have to go back to the same place where they received their first two doses.

If you have not been contacted and it’s been 3 months since your 2nd dose, please try to book your appointment using the national booking service. You can also have your booster at one of the local walk-in clinics.

You can pre-book a booster dose of the vaccine if it’s been 2 months (61 days) since your 2nd dose via the national booking service or by calling 119. However your appointment for the vaccine will be no sooner than 3 months after your second dose.

In line with JCVI advice people will receive either one dose of the Pfizer vaccine or half a dose of the Moderna vaccine, even if they had the AstraZeneca vaccine for their first and second doses.

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

Find out more about booking your booster vaccine.

Rutland residents will now receive their vaccinations at a new vaccination service in Oakham Enterprise Park, provided by Mr Pickford’s Pharmacy.

Melton residents will be invited for their vaccinations at Melton Sports Village, initially as pop-up clinics until the permanent provider is confirmed.

Patients registered with Northfield Medical Centre in South Blaby will receive their vaccinations at the Kube, Leicester Racecourse. Lutterworth patients registered with the Masharani Practice will receive their vaccinations at Feilding Palmer Hospital.

Health and Social Care workers can book their vaccinations at the Hospital Hubs and Community Pharmacies via the National Booking Service. They can also get their vaccinations from their GP vaccinations service or at dedicated clinics arranged by their employing organisation.

People will be contacted by the NHS once they become eligible for a booster vaccine.

While the booster programme is being rolled out, anyone who has yet to have any of their vaccinations, or needs their second dose, can continue to do so.

Why do I need the booster vaccine?

Getting the vaccine remains the best way to protect yourself and those around you from covid – so please do come forward for this top-up of protection when you are invited.

Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may begin to wane over time. This booster dose will help extend the protection you gained from your first two doses and give you longer term protection. The booster will help to reduce the risk of you needing admission to hospital due to COVID-19 infection this winter.