Covid vaccine availability in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
8th December 2020 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in Coronavirus
In response to local questions about vaccine availability in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the local NHS have today issued the following statement. You will appreciate that this is a rapidly evolving situation and we keep your informed as more information becomes available.
The initial list of 50 Trusts published at the weekend are just the first to go ‘live’ with the vaccine and further announcements are expected to be made in the near future. In line with the rest of the country we anticipate being in a position to start our local vaccination programme very soon.
We have been carrying out extensive planning in readiness to begin vaccinating once we are given the go ahead. This will include a large vaccination centre, complemented by local vaccination services delivered by GP practices.
While we await the go-ahead we can assure people we will be vaccinating in line with the priority groups as set out for us by the Government. The immediate priority groups are residents in a care home for older adults and their carers, all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers.
Full information will be provided as quickly as possible and those eligible for the vaccine will be contacted directly and invited to attend an appointment when they become eligible.
Issued on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland