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COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Updated 20 January 2022

Please note, we are not able to offer walk-in appointments at our vaccination hubs at this time to the general public. 

Eligibility to book your COVID-19 vaccine at Leicester’s Hospitals.

You can book your first, second, or COVID-19 booster jab using our online booking service, for appointments in our hospital vaccine hubs provided that you meet the criteria below:

For your first vaccination you must be aged 16 or over. (12-15 year olds can book in our dedicated children's vaccination clinics)

 For your second vaccination you must be:

  • 18 or over and at least 8 weeks since your first dose 
  • 16-17 years old and at least 8 weeks (high risk) or 12 weeks (healthy) from your first dose
  • An eligible 12-15 year old (see booster eligibility below) and 8 weeks from first dose or a healthy 12-15 year old and 12 weeks from first dose (booked at a dedicated children's vaccination clinic).


 For your booster vaccination, you must be: 

  • 16 years or older and at least 91 days from your second dose OR 
  • An eligible 16-17 year old (see booster eligibility below) who is at least 91 days since second dose


 People with suppressed immune systems over the age of 18, will be contacted directly for their third or booster vaccination by our hospital booking team or via their GP. Do not book your third dose via our online system. Please call the booking centre if you haven’t been contacted and think you require a 3rd does primary please call 0300 303 1563.

Further Information

Booster Eligibility: .

·  Everyone aged 16 and over who had a 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 91 days ago can get a booster dose. Some children aged 12 to 15 are eligible for a booster dose if either: they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, they have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

·  Appointments at our hospital vaccination hubs can be booked using the link on this page or the National Booking System (call 119 or go online). 

·  For more locations locally, please click here to go to the Leicester City CCG COVID-19 Vaccination page

·  You will be offered the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine at our hubs for all doses.

·  Our hospital vaccine team may also contact patients via text or phone. If you need to verify the text, please call 0300 303 1563

·  If you become aware of messages circulating on WhatsApp, Facebook or elsewhere that appear to contradict this page, please email the Leicester's Hospitals communications team: communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk    

  Please do not book a vaccine if you:

  • Currently have a fever
  • Have a history of an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the vaccines
  • Had the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and/or tested positive for COVID-19 in the last four weeks
  • Are outside of the eligibility criteria listed at the top of this page.
  • Are part of a flu or COVID-19 vaccine research trial or study (contact your trial lead for more information)

 Booking a vaccine at our hospital hubs  

Please note: Photo ID will be required on arrival. Patients who are unable to provide these will not be vaccinated.  

For health and social care staff for BOOSTER clinics please bring proof of work ID.

The booking process for eligible people: 

  1. Click on the link for your preferred vaccination site/clinic (below):
    1. Glenfield Hospital
    2. Leicester General Hospital (Pfizer vaccine)
    3. Leicester Royal Infirmary (Pfizer vaccine)
  2. Enter the pin CovidVL19 
  3. Register as a new user or login with your swiftqueue details – To make a booking you must have an NHS number. You can find your NHS number here.
  4. Select your appointment type.
  5. Choose a date and time for your initial vaccination. (The system will automatically generate your second appointment).
  6. Check your inbox and junk mail for an email that confirms your booking. You will also receive a text reminder if you filled in the contact number field

If you do not see any appointment availability online it means that our appointments are fully booked, click here for other booking options.

Attending your appointment 

To help you, and others, be seen quickly and safely please:

  • Attend alone if you can
  • Arrive on time (not early) to aid social distancing on site 
  • Wear a face covering
  • Bring photo ID, NHS number & proof of eligibility

 More Information on COVID-19 vaccines

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Covid-19 vaccines meet the strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA follows international standards of safety and approved vaccines must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks that all other licensed medicines go through.

Normal side effects

As with any vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccines will cause side effects in some people including headaches and soreness in the arm, but the total number and the nature of Yellow Cards reported so far is not unusual for a new vaccine.

For a list of potential side-effects of the vaccine click here