A new vaccine centre is being opened to the public at Loughborough Hospital this week.

From Wednesday, March 17, people in the eligible cohorts (currently those aged 55+ and people with certain underlying health conditions) will be able to choose to have their jabs at Loughborough Hospital. It opened as a centre to vaccinate health and social care staff in early February, but is being repurposed now that the majority of these groups have been protected.

To find out more about who is currently eligible for the vaccine go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Appointments are available at Loughborough Hospital from 8am to 4pm, seven days a week via the following link: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$i5NP68sHvqMq4ebFqLG8XeT9zwViHXtxaQ/QeasC049Xt8u08yRX6 .

The booking process

  1. Click on the link
  2. Register as a new user – Please ensure you enter your NHS number (if you do not know this, click here to find it).
  3. Pick the patient option on the form and fill in your details
  4. Choose a date and time for your initial vaccination. The system will automatically generate a second slot.
  5. 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

Photo ID and proof of eligibility will be needed on arrival and if you unable to provide these you will be turned away

The option of booking at one of the hospital sites is an alternative to being invited to book by your GP or going through the national booking service.

To book through the national booking service you can do this online or by calling 119, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.   Options through this service could be attendance at the Peepul Centre, Leicester or one of the pharmacies approved to offer the vaccine.