Anyone aged 38 and over are now eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccination across Harborough
The latest huge step in the race to beat the Covid pandemic comes as it emerged that over 820,000 jabs have now been given to people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)
Anyone aged 38 and over and those who will turn 38 before Thursday July 1 are now eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccination across Harborough.
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.
The latest huge step in the race to beat the Covid pandemic comes as it emerged that over 820,000 jabs have now been given to people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).
If you are eligible you should get a text message asking you to book through the national booking service (NBS) website or by calling 119.
“However, there is limited availability of local appointments on the NBS and so we suggest checking the local swiftqueue site where there may be more options,” said the NHS.
You can find details on how to book a vaccination through swiftqueue here: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus%20vaccine/Alternatively, you can wait to be invited by your GP.
You don’t need to contact them - they will contact you when it is your turn.
“Please be aware that appointment slots for first dose PfizerBio-NTech at all local sites are limited at the moment.
“But as additional supplies of the vaccine are delivered availability will increase,” said the NHS.
Please do not contact your GP to ask for an appointment.
“Please be reassured that the vaccine is safe to take and it is the best protection we have against coronavirus.
“Appointments are regularly being made available across LLR over the coming weeks and bookings can be made online for any vaccination site that has availability locally to you.
“If you experience any delays or difficulties in booking an appointment to be vaccinated please call 119 as they are available to support you with the process,” said Dr Sulaxni Nainani, a Leicestershire GP.
“With Covid restrictions being eased next week it’s so important that we do everything we can to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect ourselves and our communities by getting vaccinated when given the opportunity.
“To date we have administered over 820,000 doses of vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
“But it’s important that we don’t let our guard down now and that everyone eligible has the vaccine when they can.”
All local vaccination clinics are now open to the following eligible groups:
· Anyone aged 38 and over or anyone who will turn 38 before Thursday July 1
· Anyone at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) · Anyone who has a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
· Anyone who has a learning disability
· Anyone who is a carer.
To book a vaccine and to find out more about the vaccination programme visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus%20vaccine/The order in which people are offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
For more information about who is eligible for a Covid vaccination please click here:
Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)