Covid vaccines

People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged five years and over with a weakened immune system are currently being offered a spring booster of the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine.

The spring vaccination programme comes to an end on 30th June 2023.

Time is running out to get your Spring booster.

The spring campaign also provides a last opportunity for anyone who has not previously had their first and second doses of the vaccine to do so. 

This latest vaccination campaign will close on 30th June, after which time only those at increased risk from the virus will receive vaccinations as part of seasonal campaigns, the next of which will be in the Autumn. Anyone aged 5 and over who is not at increased risk and has not received either a first or second dose of the vaccine is encouraged to book as soon as possible during this spring campaign, as they will no longer be able to receive a vaccine after 30th June. They do not need to wait to be invited.

How to get a vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

As long as it’s been 3 months since your last dose, you can book online using the national Covid-19 booking service or you can go to a walk-in vaccination clinic. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 119 instead to find a clinic. In many cases, people will also be invited for a vaccination by their GP practice, but you don’t need to wait for this.

If you have a weakened immune system, you can also book your vaccination at specialist clinics at Leicester Royal Infirmary’s Vaccination Hub, located outside Accident and Emergency. The clinics are available to book using the National Booking Service, but you can also contact the local hub directly by emailing or calling 0300 303 1573. Health professionals at the clinic will ask you for more information about your specific condition to confirm whether it is suitable for you, before proceeding with your vaccination.

"It’s really important that anyone who is eligible comes forward when invited, to top up their protection against Covid-19. The immunity people have built up from previous vaccinations reduces over time so it’s important to boost protection regularly. As well as boosting those who are very vulnerable to Covid-19 we also particularly want to see anyone who was offered Covid vaccination previously but has never had a vaccination or has missed one of their initial doses. For healthy individuals this will be the last opportunity to get those primary doses. More than 860,000 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have already done so and have reduced their risk of catching, spreading or getting seriously ill from Covid-19."

Book now

Use the links below to book you and your family’s Covid 19 vaccinations or find a local site near you offering walk-in appointments.

Useful links

Vaccinations received outside England

People who need to tell the NHS about Covid-19 vaccinations received outside England can now use a new digital service to provide vaccination evidence. This replaces the need to provide evidence in person.

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More information about Covid vaccination

Visit the national NHS website to find out more about the Covid vaccine, how it is given, possible side effects and ingredients.

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