Drop-in for your Covid vaccination in Loughborough
8th June 2021 | By Liz McCann | Posted in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Drop-in vaccination clinics will be running in Loughborough this week to make it more convenient for people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The extra clinics have been arranged in response to rising numbers of Covid cases in the Charnwood area, particularly the delta variant (previously known as the variant first identified in India).
Two drop-in clinics will be taking place at the vaccination service at Charnwood Borough Council’s offices, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th June 2021, from 8:30am to 12:30pm each day.
From Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th June there will be further opportunities to be vaccinated at Fearon Hall Community Centre, Rectory Road, Loughborough, LE11 1PL. The clinics will be open from 12pm to 9pm each day. Opening times may be subject to change. Patients are advised to check the website for the latest information. https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/additional-covid-vaccination-clinics/
Vaccinations are being offered to people who live in Loughborough and are eligible for the vaccine in line with national guidelines. This includes people aged 25 or over; anyone who has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of Covid, and anyone who lives with them; adults who live with two or more adults, not from the same family; carers and health and care staff.
Further clinics are hoped to be arranged in the coming weeks.
The clinics will all be offering the Pfizer vaccine which means it is suitable for people of all eligible ages and pregnant women. These are all drop-in clinics, so people don’t need to book an appointment.
People who would prefer to book an appointment in advance, can do so at the Hospital Hubs using this link: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/leicesterc19v.php, or they can wait to be contacted by their GP practice for an appointment at the vaccination service at Charnwood Borough Council’s offices.
Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups said: “Drop-in clinics like these have been very popular in other areas as it is so much more convenient for people to attend. I strongly encourage anyone who is eligible for the vaccine and who lives in Loughborough to come and be vaccinated at these clinics over the next couple of weeks.”
Mike Sandys, Leicestershire County Council’s director of public health, said: “Cases are rising across Leicestershire – and particularly in Charnwood where case rates have trebled in the past two weeks.
“This is driven by people mixing more and we’re seeing a number of cases connected to barbecues and parties. And also, because like the rest of the country, the more transmissible delta variant is the dominant strain in Leicestershire.
“The groups who have already received their double dose of the vaccine are less likely to be affected by the delta strain so it’s really important that people take the opportunity to have the jab and protect themselves.”
Additional clinics drop-in clinics have been taking place for people living in certain areas of Leicester City since 25th May and have so far vaccinated over 21,000 people. Clinics remain open in Leicester this week, but for a limited period, at De Montfort Hall and Hamilton Library, 12pm to 9pm.
People across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can find out about all the local options to get their vaccine online at https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccine/.