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5 on Friday – 21 May 2021

5 on Friday – 21 May 2021

Welcome to 5 on Friday, our stakeholder bulletin for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The bulletin will help you to keep up to speed with what is happening in the local NHS.  Please do share with your networks to help us reach as many people as possible. Please give us feedback and tell us what you want […]

Covid-19 vaccinations rolled out to 38 – 39 year olds in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Covid-19 vaccinations rolled out to 38 – 39 year olds in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

From today anyone aged 38 and over and those who will turn 38 before 1 July 2021 are now eligible for their Covid-19 vaccination. The latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is that those that are 39 and under should have the Pfizer – BioNTech vaccine. Eligible people should receive […]

5 on Friday – 14 May 2021

5 on Friday – 14 May 2021

Welcome to 5 on Friday, our stakeholder bulletin for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The bulletin will help you to keep up to speed with what is happening in the local NHS.  Please do share with your networks to help us reach as many people as possible. Please give us feedback and tell us what you want […]

Twilight covid vaccine clinic offers flexible options for people fasting during Ramadan

Twilight covid vaccine clinic offers flexible options for people fasting during Ramadan

An evening clinic has been set up to make it easier for people observing the Ramadan fast to receive their covid vaccine. The twilight pop-up clinic will be held on a drop-in basis, so that no appointment is needed, and will take place on Saturday 24th April from 5pm to 9pm at the Leicester Islamic […]

Residents aged 45 and over urged to come forward for Covid-19 vaccinations

Residents aged 45 and over urged to come forward for Covid-19 vaccinations

From this week anyone aged 45 and over can book in for their Covid-19 vaccination as the programme continues to roll out. In addition, the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is continuing to urge all local residents in eligible groups that are yet to have their first dose of the vaccine to book […]

Further drop-in vaccination sessions on offer at Peepul Centre, Leicester

Further drop-in vaccination sessions on offer at Peepul Centre, Leicester

Following the success of recent drop-in Covid vaccination sessions at Leicester’s Peepul Centre, two further drop-in sessions have been arranged.

A message from your local NHS to mark the anniversary of the first Coronavirus lockdown

A message from your local NHS to mark the anniversary of the first Coronavirus lockdown

Dear friends of the NHS, This time last year the country entered its first lockdown as the severity of the Coronavirus threat began to emerge. Little did we know just how challenging the following 12 months would be for all of us. By this point in 2020 we had already seen our first local cases […]

More locations for over 50s to book Covid vaccine

More locations for over 50s to book Covid vaccine

People aged 50 and above are now being invited to book for their Covid vaccine and the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has made available a choice of locations where they can book. Use the links and process below to book at a Hospital Hub: Glenfield Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester Royal Infirmary Loughborough […]

Covid vaccination available for limited period for priority groups at three hospital sites

Covid vaccination available for limited period for priority groups at three hospital sites

People who are currently a priority for covid vaccinations are being invited to book a vaccination at one of three hospitals sites. The move will help us achieve our target of vaccinating everyone in the top four priority groups by mid-February and make the best use of all vaccines available to us. Eligible people in […]

Thousands to be jabbed at large scale vaccination centre from tomorrow

Thousands to be jabbed at large scale vaccination centre from tomorrow

Thousands of patients are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at a new vaccination centre at the Peepul Centre in Leicester. The site was one of 33 announced this week and will begin vaccinating members of the public from tomorrow. A local GP vaccination site for patients has already been operating from the Peepul Centre […]