Young people, aged 12-15, from Hinckley and the surrounding areas are invited to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a specialist clinic on Wednesday 3 November.

The temporary clinic is being held at Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, from 3.15pm – 7.15pm – and provides parents and carers of 12-15-year-olds with an additional option to vaccinate their child from the virus, alongside the school vaccination programme. Vaccinators administering the vaccine are all specially trained to work with young people and strict safeguarding protocols will be followed.

Young people attending will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Parents and guardians are advised to attend the vaccination with their children so consent can be obtained.

Kay Darby, deputy director of the vaccination programme for the Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs, said: “This temporary clinic provides young people and their parents from the Hinckley area with a convenient option to get the protection of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic close to home.

“It’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t or can’t get a vaccine at school – or those who may have missed their school vaccination day or have since changed their mind about getting vaccinated.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for people in this age group. It will help to protect young people from the virus – as well as their family and friends – and help to prevent disruption to their education this winter.”

Both pre-booked and ‘book on arrival’ appointments are available. To book an appointment in advance, please visit:$2y$10$kdQz9Xf2Auo/HYZCbFsSie6oYn4cX6SuHkbHBWjEXqcxxmxi11fj8

Please note this clinic is not available on the National Booking Service.