Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:25
Drop-in clinics are being held at the Peepul Centre from Tuesday to Sunday this week (15-20 June 2021) for people to get the AstraZeneca vaccine to protect them against Covid-19.
The only vaccine available at the clinics will be AstraZeneca. The clinics are open for walk-in appointments for anyone who lives in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who either:
• is eligible for their first dose of the vaccine and is aged 40 or over
• needs a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and who had their first dose more than eight weeks ago.
The clinics at the Orchardson Avenue venue (LE4 6DP) will run from 8am-8pm every day - except Friday, when it will run from 8am-4pm.
Booking is not necessary but you will be required to bring ID with you.
Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups said: " The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective and can be given to people aged 40 and over. We know there are people in this age group who have yet to be vaccinated and people who are due to have their second dose of AstraZeneca. We hope that the convenience of this drop-in clinic this week, also available in the evenings and at the weekend, will make it easy for people to get or complete their vaccine".