How will I get my vaccine?

If you are eligible for a vaccination and have not yet had one, you may get a letter or text from the NHS national booking system inviting you to make an appointment at a community vaccination centre.

Updated 5 January 2022

These are being sent to people who live within 45 minutes of one of the centres, which might be in a different area to where you would normally receive your healthcare.

Text invitations and reminders will be sent using the Government’s secure Notify service and will show as being sent from ‘NHSvaccine’ with a link to the NHS.uk website.

The centres in Leeds currently on the National Booking System are:

  • The Merrion Centre, Superdrug 31/35, Leeds, LS2 8NG
  • Medichem Pharmacy, St Martin’s House 210-212 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds, LS7 4HZ
  • Medichem Pharmacy, 42 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4LA
  • The Pharmacy Group, Oatland Drive, Unit 2 Oatland Retail Ctre, Leeds, LS7 1SH
  • The Pharmacy Group, Reginald Centre, 263 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds, Leeds, LS7 3EX
  • Imaan Pharmacy, 262-266 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 7BD
  • The Pharmacy Group, Middleton Park Health Centre, 1st Floor, Middleton Park Avenue, Leeds, LS10 4HT
  • The Pharmacy Group, 311 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 5LQ
  • Cottingley Pharmacy, 3 Cottingley Vale, Leeds, LS11 0JY
  • Elland Road, Park & Ride Beeston, Leeds, LS11 0ES.
  • Asda Pharmacy, Unit C, Killingbeck Drive, Leeds, LS14 6UF
  • Seacroft Pharmacy, York Road Medical Centre, 846 York Road, Leeds, LS14 6DX
  • South Leeds Village Hotel, LS15 8GB
  • The Village Hotel North, 186 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5PR
  • Halton Pharmacy (within the Matalan store), Selby Road, Leeds LS15 7JR

Other large scale vaccination centres are also open in West Yorkshire:

  • Navigation Walk, Wakefield
  • The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
  • Jacob’s Well, Bradford

Participating GP practices are also working together to vaccinate people, so you might also be contacted to book an appointment at a local surgery. You may not be contacted by your usual practice and you might need to go to a different location for your vaccination – you will be told where to attend when you are invited in. 

When it is your turn to book a vaccination, you will need to provide:

  • Your name and date of birth
  • Your NHS number (which will be provided in your invitation letter)

If you do not know your NHS number you can still book an appointment.

If you’ve had your first vaccine dose already, the NHS will contact you when it’s time for your second dose.

If you are unable to leave the house to travel for an appointment – and cannot arrange for someone to help you – your local NHS services will be in contact with you.

Walk in vaccinations are also available. For details, please visit www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/walk-in-clinics

Finding your NHS number

You can still book an appointment if you don’t have your NHS number, provided you are registered with a GP practice. However, it will be quicker if you have your number: this will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, or you can find it online at

www.nhs.uk/find-nhs-number

Registering with a GP

You can find a GP practice on the NHS.uk website. You will need to fill in a form to register – for some practices you can do this on their website so check there first. Alternatively, you can download a GMS1 registration form on GOV.UK or arrange a time to pick up a registration form from the GP surgery. If you have problems registering with a GP practice, call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33.