Eligible Lutterworth and Leicestershire residents urged to come forward for vaccinations - The Rugby Observer

Eligible Lutterworth and Leicestershire residents urged to come forward for vaccinations

Rugby Editorial 11th Feb, 2021   0

OVER 70s in Lutterworth and the surrounding area are being urged to book their Covid vaccinations now.

People aged 70 and over in Leicestershire who have not yet had their first vaccine dose, are being urged to contact the NHS and make their booking – as they no longer need to wait to be invited.

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 – which, for Leicestershire, is the Peepul Centre in Leicester city.

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.

Only those who are eligible will be vaccinated. People will be turned away if they cannot prove they are in the priority groups.

For people aged 70 or over, vaccinations can be booked at a vaccination centre, such as The Peepul Centre, through the national booking service online at www.nhs.uk/covid-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. Visit www.tinyurl.com/kt7atydr for a definition of ‘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. Visit www.tinyurl.com/34eu2fz4 to find your NHS number.

Visit www.tinyurl.com/1tk5jfp1 to book at Glenfield Hospital, www.tinyurl.com/37g7949r for Leicester General Hospital, or www.tinyurl.com/yyhvg8en for Leicester Royal Infirmary.


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