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Update on Covid vaccinations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Vaccinations are currently being offered to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) residents from 15 locations, two hospital hubs vaccinating a mixture of patients and staff and 13 sites offering vaccinations to patients registered with 88 GP practices. We are also rolling out the vaccinations in care homes.

5 new GP vaccination opening centres .

Five new GP vaccination services will be opening in LLR this week, which means all local GP practices will be offering vaccinations to their patients. A large vaccination centre will be opening in Leicester in the next few weeks.

Additional Centres.

As the vaccine supply increases, we are looking at additional venues and the flexibility of the Oxford/AstraZenica vaccine means we can offer vaccinations in more local venues, including pharmacies. This will make it easier for people to get a vaccination.

Some patients may also have been contacted via a national letter to book to have their vaccine at a large-scale vaccination centre if there is one within 45 minutes of where they live.  This is an alternative to accepting an appointment via your GP practice within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and patients can choose whether to go to the large-scale site or their local centre.

Communications and Engagement team

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs