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Covid-19 vaccinations rolled out to 38 – 39 year olds in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

14th May 2021 | By Liz McCann | Posted in

From today anyone aged 38 and over and those who will turn 38 before 1 July 2021 are now eligible for their Covid-19 vaccination.

The latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is that those that are 39 and under should have the Pfizer – BioNTech vaccine.

Eligible people should receive a text message asking them to book through the national booking service (NBS) website here, or by calling 119.  However, there is limited availability of local appointments on the NBS and so we suggest checking the local swiftqueue site where there may be more options. Details for how to book a vaccination through swiftqueue can be found here: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/. Alternatively you can wait to be invited by your GP; you don’t need to contact them they will contact you when it is your turn

Please be aware that appointment slots for first dose PfizerBio-NTech at all local sites are limited at the moment but as additional supplies of the vaccine are delivered availability will increase. Please do not contact your GP to ask for an appointment.

Dr Sulaxni Nainani, local GP, said: “Please be reassured the vaccine is safe to take and it is the best protection we have against Coronavirus. Appointments are regularly being made available across LLR over the coming weeks and bookings can be made online for any vaccination site that has availability locally to you. If you experience any delays or difficulties in booking an appointment to be vaccinated please call 119 as they are available to support you with the process.”

“With Covid restrictions being eased next week it’s so important that we do everything we can to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect ourselves and our communities by getting vaccinated when given the opportunity. To date we have administered over 820,000 doses of vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland but it’s important we don’t let our guard down now and that everyone eligible has the vaccine when they can.”

All vaccination clinics in LLR are open to the following eligible groups:

  • Anyone aged 38 and over or anyone who will turn 38 before 1 July 2021
  • Anyone at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • Anyone who has a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • Anyone that has a learning disability
  • Anyone that is a carer

To book a vaccine and to find out more about the vaccination programme visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/

The order in which people are offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).  For more information about who is eligible for a Covid vaccination please click here.

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