Covid autumn booster vaccines
Covid is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. This winter it is expected that many respiratory infections, including Covid and flu, may be circulating at high levels.
People aged 50 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over in clinical risk groups are being offered an autumn 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 ahead of the winter period.
Who can have the autumn Covid booster?
The following videos have been developed with the support of our local GPs to provide you with useful advice about the autumn Covid booster. Click on the video in your language to find out more.
The autumn Covid booster will be 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
- People aged 16 to 49 years who are carers
You should be offered an appointment between September and December, with those at highest risk being called in first. 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. Please check ahead to find out which vaccinations are available.
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
You can book now for a Covid booster vaccination using the National Booking Service (see below).
You are eligible for a Covid booster vaccination if you are over 50 and it has been at least 91 days since your last vaccine.
You may not able to book a vaccination immediately as people are being invited in phases.
You will be invited when it is your turn.
Detailed information about the vaccine and who is eligible and forms of ID and proof can be found at:
Where you can have the vaccine
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.
- Currently people aged 50 and over can walk-in and have the vaccine, providing you can prove your eligibility and that it is at least 91 days since your last vaccine.
County Hall Drive Through
The Drive Through 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.
Autumn boosters for eligible people. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-6pm.
Covid vaccines for children aged 5-11. Thursday and Friday: 3.15pm to 6pm; and Saturdays: 10am-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 offering autumn boosters only. Currently people aged 50 and over can walk-in and have the vaccine, providing you can prove your eligibility and that it is at least 91 days since your last vaccine.
Burton Rd, Melton Mowbray
The Burton Street Car Park vaccination clinic in Melton is offering pre-bookable appointments.
The site is offering dose 1, 2 and 3 plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster as well as the autumn booster dose to people aged 50+ who can prove eligibility and where it has been at least 91 days since their last vaccine
Use the links below to book you and your families Covid 19 vaccinations or find a local site near you offering walk-in appointments.