Covid-19 vaccine

The 2024 Covid-19 spring vaccination programme is underway and vaccinating eligible cohorts to protect those who are most at risk.

It is important that everyone who is eligible takes up the vaccine offer this spring. The current vaccines provide good protection against severe disease, hospitalisation, and can protect those that are most vulnerable from death.

Immunity from previous vaccinations reduces over time so it’s essential to boost protection regularly.

Who is eligible?

The following people are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine:
  • are aged 75 years old or over
  • live in a care home for older adults
  • are aged 6 months old or over and have a weakened immune system

How to get a vaccine

  • Check your eligibility or of anyone in your care by clicking here.
  • Online bookings can be made on the national booking service website: https://bit.ly/LLRBookVax
  • NHS 119 telephone service: You can call 119 free of charge to book over the phone if you cannot book online.
  • LLR walk in finder: https://www.llrvaccinations.nhs.uk/
  • LLR central booking telephone service – 0116 497 5700 option 1
  • Roving health unit (RHU) – upcoming walk-in clinics (no appointment necessary) can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/LLRVaccinations.
Covid-19 Spring 2024 Vaccine. People who live in care homes for older people are now due for their spring Covid-19 vaccine. If you have a loved one in a care home remind them to get vaccinated. https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/

Where eligible people can get vaccinated in LLR

  • Immunosuppressed children aged 6 months to 18 years of age can only get vaccinated at the specialist clinic at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Parents/guardians can check eligibility of children by clicking here.
  • Adults 75 and over can get vaccinated at any of our bookable or walk-in clinics.
  • Care home residents and housebound people will be contacted by the NHS.

Why should I get vaccinated?

The Covid-19 vaccination programme provides vital protection to those eligible and their families, keeping people from developing serious illnesses. COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions so it’s improtant to take up the offer of a vaccine if you’re eligiable. 

The protection offered by each dose of the Covid-19 vaccine reduces over time and therefore it is very important that eligible people take up the offer of the next seasonal dose, in order to receive maximum protection.

What vaccine will I recieve

Eligible individuals will be given a vaccine made by Pfizer or Moderna and approved in the These vaccines have been updated since the original vaccines and target a different Covid- 19 variant. These updated vaccines boost protection well and give slightly higher levels of antibody against the more recent strains of Covid-19 (Omicron).

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