Elland Road open for 12-15 vaccinations this half term

12-15 year olds in Leeds now have additional opportunities to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

Vaccination clinics for 12-15 year olds are being held at Elland Road vaccination centre and the other large-scale vaccination centres in West Yorkshire. Parents can book appointments for their children using the NHS National Booking Service.

This provides an additional option for children in this age group to get their jab during half term, alongside the clinics being provided in schools. Clinics have already been booked in for all schools in Leeds and should be completed in November.

All vaccinations will be given by trained staff who specialise in working with children and young people. Parents and guardians are asked to attend vaccination clinics with their children and consent will be sought on the day. People are also asked to read the patient information in advance of arriving for their appointment, which is available online.

Sam Prince, Senior Responsible Officer for the Vaccination Programme in Leeds, said:

“We have responded quickly to the ask to deliver vaccinations outside schools by setting up a number of dedicated clinics. These will give 12-15 year olds another option for getting their jab and help make sure everyone can get vaccinated as quickly as possible.

“We will be continuing to offer clinics in schools after half-term and have dates arranged for all remaining schools over the next few weeks. Information and consent forms will be sent to parents before each clinic.”

Anyone wanting to book an appointment should visit: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccine or call 119, free of charge.

 

This post is based on a press release issued by NHS Leeds

 

2 Replies to “Elland Road open for 12-15 vaccinations this half term”

  1. I tried to book my 15 year old into elland road today on the nhs booking online only to find that the nearest centre was Knaresborough …not one single centre available in Leeds. I also rang 119 who confirmed knaresborough was indeed the nearest available centre

  2. Booked an appointment for 14year old ..nearest one to kirkstall was Batley. 40 mins drive this morning only to find site closed. No text or email to let us know. Phoned 119 only to be told I had to leave 24 hrs before re-booking and it was probably closed due to lack of appointments…NHS…couldnt make it up.

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