Anyone aged 45 and over across Harborough can now book in for their Covid-19 vaccination

The programme is continuing to roll out as over 600,000 people have now been vaccinated in Leicestershire and Rutland

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:52 pm

Anyone aged 45 and over across Harborough can now book in for their Covid-19 vaccination from this week.

The programme is continuing to roll out as over 600,000 people have now been vaccinated in Leicestershire and Rutland.

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is urging all residents in eligible groups yet to have their first dose to book in without delay.

Anyone aged 45 and over across Harborough can now book in for their Covid-19 vaccination from this week.

First dose vaccination appointments are available during April at various sites.

They include designated hospitals such as Loughborough Hospital, GP practices and pharmacies.

Appointments can be booked via the national booking website Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) via invitations from your GP practice.

“It is also vitally important that anyone scheduled to have their second dose of the vaccine in the coming days and weeks attend their appointments to ensure they receive maximum protection possible from the virus,” said the NHS.

Dr Sulaxni Nainani, a Leicestershire GP, said: “Since the vaccination programme was launched in LLR we have vaccinated well over 600,000 people locally.

“This is a huge achievement - but there is still more work to do.

“There are many more people in cohorts 1-9 that have yet to be vaccinated.

“But we are also encouraging the newly eligible 45 and over residents to come forward and be vaccinated – please don’t delay, now is the time.

“Please be reassured the vaccine is safe to take and it is the best protection we have against the coronavirus.

“Appointments are still available in LLR over the coming weeks and bookings can be made online at any vaccination site that has availability locally to you.”

Dr Nainani added: “With Covid restrictions being eased further in the coming weeks 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.”

All vaccination clinics in LLR are open to the following eligible groups:

· Anyone aged 45 or over

· Anyone at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) · Anyone who has a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)

· Anyone that has a learning disability

· Anyone that 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/