Covid booster vaccines

NHS issues final call to come forward for COVID booster

The NHS is encouraging people to come forward for their COVID booster before the offer, part of the biggest and most successful programme in health history, ends on February 12th.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, thanks to the success of the programme, the offer of an initial booster dose will end on Sunday 12 February.

Covid is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. This winter, respiratory infections including Covid and flu, have been circulating at high levels.

People aged 50 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over and those in clinical risk groups are being offered a booster of the Covid vaccine. The protection offered by each dose of the Covid vaccine reduces over time and therefore it is very important that eligible people take up the offer of the next booster dose, in order to receive maximum protection over the winter period.

Who can have the Covid booster?

The following videos have been developed with the support of our local GPs to provide you with useful advice about the Covid booster. Click on the video in your language to find out more.

The Covid booster is available to:

  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • All adults aged 50 years and over
  • People aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group
  • People aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people who have a low immune system
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged 16 to 49 years who are carers

Don’t delay. Book now to get your Covid booster. You should have your booster at least 91 days after your last dose of vaccine.

If you are eligible for a flu vaccine, some GP practices and vaccination clinics are offering these at the same time. 

Covid Autumn Booster – English

Covid Autumn Booster – Gujarati

Covid Autumn Booster – Hindi

Covid Autumn Booster – Punjabi

Covid Autumn Booster – Urdu

If you have not had all your vaccines

If you have not yet had either of your first three doses of the vaccine (or a fourth dose for those with a weakened immune system) you should have them as soon as possible.

If you are eligible for the autumn booster but think you have missed a previous booster you should still go ahead – if you have any questions of concerns you can ask the health professional who sees you on the day.

How to get the Covid booster vaccine

To book an appointment for your COVID vaccinations, use the national booking service (see below) or dial 119.

Where you can have the vaccine

Walk-in clinics

There a designated sites across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland where you can walk-in without making an appointment and have your Covid 19 autumn booster. Please check which doses each clinic is offering and for which age groups before going to get your vaccination. 

  • For children up to the age of 15 it is strongly advised that parents are present, as you need to give consent for your child to have the vaccine.
  • Anyone can walk-in and have the vaccine, providing that it is at least 91 days since your last vaccine.
County Hall Drive-Thru

The Drive-Thru vaccination clinic is situated in the car park behind County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RA.

You and your family can get the Covid vaccination without having to get out of your vehicle.

Boosters for eligible people: every Wednesday and Thursday 10am-6pm.

Covid vaccines for children aged 5-11. Wednesdays and Thursdays 3.15pm-6pm. 

Bookings and drive-thru options available

Highcross Shopping Centre

The vaccination clinic at the Highcross Shopping Centre is located on the lower ground floor of the building.

The clinic is offering pre-bookable and walk-in appointments.

Currently the Highcross Shopping Centre vaccination clinic is open every Friday and Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
On weekdays in school term time children Age 12+ can attend between 3.15pm -6pm or they can attend at the weekend any time of day. In school holidays, the Highcross offers Covid vaccinations to anyone aged 5+, on any day of the week, providing it has been at least 91 days since the last vaccine dose.

Adults aged 18+ can attend at anytime on Friday or Saturday.

NHS App

The NHS app can now be used to book or manage COVID-19 vaccination appointments.  

Integration between the App and the National Booking Service means it’s never been easier for App users who are eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine this winter.

The journey is even simpler for App users as their unique NHS number is already registered within the App.

To have an NHS account, people must be aged 13 or over and registered with an NHS GP surgery in England or the Isle of Man. The App can be downloaded at www.nhs.uk/nhsapp.

Book now

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

Get in the Know about which service you should access, depending on your needs, and get the right care as quickly as possible over the festive period. Click here to find out more.