Leeds residents are being urged to take up their vaccine

Last weekend people across the city took the opportunity to grab their jab at walk-in vaccination clinics and the NHS in Leeds is reminding people the offer is still open.

People aged 18 or over can have their vaccine by attending a walk-in clinic or to book an appointment using the NHS website (www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccine).

Dr Jason Broch, a GP in Leeds and Chair of NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re urging people aged 18 or over to have their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Across Leeds we have walk-in clinics, which are being added every week and you don’t need an appointment. If people prefer to book an appointment, they can do so through the national booking system on the NHS website. We know the infection rates are high in Leeds and we all have a part to play to bring them down, and having the vaccine is one of the ways we can control the virus.

“Second doses have been brought forward to eight weeks for people over the age of 40 following evidence showing how important the second jab is in protecting people against the Delta variant that is now spreading across the country. Giving these at eight weeks will still ensure the vaccines provide people with the maximum protection against Covid-19.

“Having the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, keep friends and family safe. Please encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same, as the more of us who are vaccinated, the safer we all are, and the sooner life can return to normal.”

Here are some of the upcoming walk-in clinics across Leeds:

People aged 40 and over

Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July, 10am – 3pm (1st & 2nd doses, 40+ and people with health conditions that put them at greater risk from COVID-19):

  • Vaccination bus, South Seacroft One Stop Centre, Moresdale Lane, Leeds, LS146GG

People under the age of 40

Every Monday (starting 5 July) to Friday, 3 – 7pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Woodsley Multifaith Community Centre, 64 Woodsley Road, Leeds, LS3 1DU

Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July, 9am – 3pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Kentmere Community Centre, Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 1BW

Tuesday 5 July, 3 – 7pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Roscoe Methodist Church, 132 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4EE

Wednesday 6 July, 10am – 4pm (1st & 2nd doses, 18+):

  • Bilal Centre, Conway Road, Harehills LS8 5JH

Thursday 8 July, 3 – 7pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Roscoe Methodist Church, 132 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4EE

Tuesday 13 July, 3 – 7pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Roscoe Methodist Church, 132 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4EE

Thursday 15 July, 3 – 7pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Roscoe Methodist Church, 132 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4EE

Friday 9 July, 2 – 6pm (1st & 2nd doses, Under 40s and pregnant women):

  • Infinity Centre, Conway Road Harehills, Leeds, LS8 5JH

Visit the following link to keep up-to-date with all the walk-in clinics www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/walk-in-clinics/

To make a booked appointment, visit www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccine

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Issued by the communications team at NHS Leeds CCG. You can contact the team on 0113 84 35528 or 0113 84 35470. Alternatively please email us: leedsccg.comms@nhs.net