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Grab a jab this weekend at King Power Stadium

26th January 2022 | By Communications Team | Posted in

People can get the Covid vaccine this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Leicester’s King Power Stadium, as the NHS teams up with Leicester City Football Club once again.

This is the fourth time vaccine clinics have been hosted at the stadium. People can walk in anytime between 11am and 7pm from Friday 28 January to Sunday 30 January. No appointment is required but anyone wishing to attend at a specific time can reserve a place in advance at  https://bit.ly/LLRVacBook .

Friday’s clinic is open to people aged 16+ and the Saturday and Sunday clinics are open to those aged 12+.

Leicester City Football Club Ambassador, Alan Birchenall, said: “It’s great for us to be hosting the Covid vaccination clinics once again at King Power Stadium this weekend.

“It’s important for us all to remember that Covid has not gone away, so it’s vital that anyone who is eligible for a vaccine comes forward to have one, whether it be their first, second, third or booster dose.”

Dr Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance and Deputy Chief Executive of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “We’re so pleased to be offering the vaccine at King Power Stadium again, as our previous clinics here have been really well attended. More than two thousand people came forward for their life-saving vaccines when we were last here in November.

“We are providing vaccine clinics in more locations than ever, and this weekend we also have a mobile vaccine vehicle visiting Loughborough Market and the Victoria Park car park in Leicester, to make it really easy to get jabbed.

“If you are eligible but have previously not come forward, for any reason, I urge you to reconsider and to get it done now. Even if you’ve not yet had your first or second dose of the vaccine, it’s not too late, you’ve not missed your chance. Come along this weekend and get it done – the vaccine has been proven to considerably reduce your risk of serious illness and hospitalisation due to Covid. It simply makes sense to have all the vaccine doses you are eligible for, as it is the best protection against the virus.”

People aged 18 and over can have the second vaccine dose eight weeks after their first dose.

People aged 12 to 17 can have the second dose twelve weeks after their first dose.

A third ‘top-up’ dose is offered to those aged over 12 who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose. You will be contacted by the NHS if you need a third dose, please bring proof of your eligibility if you attend a clinic for this dose.

You can have a booster if you are aged 16 or over or if you are aged 12 to 15 and you are extremely clinically vulnerable, or if you live with an adult who is extremely clinically vulnerable. The booster is given at least three months after your second dose.

Detailed information about the vaccine and who is currently eligible can be found on the national NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/who-can-get-the-vaccine/

A full list of local walk-in clinics can be found at  https://bit.ly/LLRVacBook.

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