Drop-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic to be held in Beaumont Leys
Eligible residents in Beaumont Leys are being invited to attend a new Covid-19 drop-in vaccination clinic which is being held at the Barley Croft Community Centre, 21 Malham Close, Leicester, LE4 0UT, from Wednesday 28 April to Friday 30 April 2021.
As of today, people aged 42 or over; anyone with a health condition which puts them at higher risk from Covid; carers (paid or unpaid) and health or care workers are eligible for the vaccine.
Local residents do not need to book in advance and can drop-in anytime during the clinics which will be open between 12pm – 8pm on all three days.
Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs, said: “Having the Covid vaccination is the best way of getting out of the pandemic and getting back to doing the things we enjoy in the future. We want to make it easy for people to have their vaccination and to help them feel supported if they have questions. Our previous pop-up clinic in the St Matthews area of Leicester was very successful and we hope that this second clinic will make it more convenient for people in the Beaumont Leys area to be able to get their vaccination.”
Dr Durairaj Jawahar, Clinical Director at Millennium Primary Care Network (PCN), who are running the clinic said: “We are really pleased to be able to host a drop-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Beaumont Leys for all our eligible local residents. We’re thankful to all our colleagues and the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) for their support in organising the clinic which we hope will help us to build resilience against the virus in the local area.”
There will be a team available onsite throughout the three-day clinic who are able to provide information about the vaccine, to answer questions and offer general support if anyone is unsure about the vaccination process. Dr Jawahar concludes: “We urge anyone that is yet to have their first dose of the vaccine to come along at a time that is convenient for you to be vaccinated. You don’t need to book an appointment in advance and we are on hand to help answer any questions.”
All eligible groups will need to provide some form of ID on arrival to verify who you are and if you unable to provide this you may be turned away. Unpaid carers will not be asked to provide evidence you are a carer. Health and care staff will need to provide, proof of eligibility such as a work ID card, a letter of authorisation from your employer or a wage slip that is dated within the last 3 months.