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It’s not too late to get vaxxed in time for the festive period

2nd December 2021 | By Communications Team | Posted in

Local health leaders are reminding people that it’s not too late to get vaccinated against Covid in time for the festive period.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs (LLR CCGs) have a number of walk-in clinics available this weekend and next week, making getting vaxxed quick and simple.

Following a successful Covid vaccination clinic at the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester last weekend which saw 1,500 people getting jabbed at this clinic alone, the vaccination team will be returning to the same venue this weekend (Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December) to offer the jab to as many people as possible.

The weekend clinic is a walk-in only and will be located on the lower ground floor, opposite the former Debenhams store. Further details will be available on the CCG website ahead of the clinic: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/

A number of additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available at various locations this weekend and next week, with many operating as walk-ins, so you don’t even need to make an appointment – just check the opening times and your eligibility and go along. Details of local walk-in clinics are available at: www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk

Dr Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance and Deputy Chief Executive of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “It’s more important now than ever, that we fully protect ourselves against Covid-19. People will be planning to go out for Christmas parties or meeting with family and friends for the New Year, so protecting ourselves and our loved ones is vital.

“The vaccine takes a couple of weeks to reach its full effectiveness. With just three weeks to go until Christmas, there’s still time to get fully protected before meeting your near and dear ones.

“Whether it’s the first, second, third or booster dose, please have your life-saving jab. It really is your best protection against the virus and gives each of us the strongest chance of being able to enjoy the festivities safely with our friends and families. Please make this Christmas one to remember for the right reasons, by getting vaxxed to stay on track of your life and everything that’s important to you.”

The latest information on who can have the different COVID-19 vaccines and how to book can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/who-can-get-the-vaccine/

 

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