Leicestershire health authorities urging over-70s to book their Covid-19 vaccination now

By Graham Hill

9th Feb 2021 | Local News

People aged 70 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, who have not yet had their first vaccine dose, are being urged to book their vaccine.

West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group says they do not need to wait to be invited, but should contact the NHS and make their booking now.

There are currently two options available. They can choose whether to be vaccinated at one of three local hospital sites or at their vaccination centre.

The three hospital sites - Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital - are also offering vaccines to people aged 18 and over who are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable and who hold a shielding letter as evidence.

NHS leaders are very keen to ensure that all eligible people who have not yet had a vaccine have a chance to book.

People are also encouraged to share this information with eligible people who may not yet have been vaccinated.

It should be noted that only those who are eligible will be vaccinated.

People will be turned away if they cannot prove they are in the priority groups. If you are eligible, please book; if not do not book and do not turn up at the sites.

For people aged 70 or over, vaccinations can be booked at a vaccination centre, through the national booking service online at Coronavirus vaccination.

The system allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them.

Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

If a suitable and convenient slot is not available people can also call their GP practice.

Alternatively, vaccinations can be booked at one of three hospital sites for people who are 70 years of age and over and for people aged 18 and over who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

Bookings at the hospital sites are expected to be taken up quickly.

However, more appointments will be on offer in the future, including at other sites and will be publicised when they become available.

To make a booking at a hospital site you must have an NHS number.

To make your hospital appointment, please use one of the following links:

Glenfield Hospital: CLICK HERE

Leicester General Hospital: CLICK HERE

Leicester Royal Infirmary: CLICK HERE

     

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