Allerton Medical Centre

0113 295 3460

Westfield Medical Centre

0113 467 9744

How to book for the Covid-19 vaccination

Welcome to our Covid-19 vaccination information section

Although the National Booking Service is currently inviting patients aged 40 or over, the Primary Care Network is only vaccinating patients in the groups listed below.

If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact them on the number given. The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments for patients at these venues.

National Booking Service information

Please note, invitations from the National Booking Service are now being sent by text as well as by letter. Texts will be from ‘NHSvaccine’. You may also get a letter a few days after. If you are not sure an invitation text from ‘NHSvaccine’ is genuine, you can wait to receive your letter.

You may prefer to have your appointment at our local service, in which case you don’t need to do anything – we will contact you as soon as an appointment is available. If you are eligible for a vaccination according to the criteria below but haven’t heard from us, please get in touch either with us or with the National Booking Service

 

Who is currently able to book for a Covid-19 vaccination through the Primary Care Network?

We have invited  all patients over 50 years old, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable patients, people with underlying health conditions and carers for their first vaccinations and are starting to deliver second vaccinations as well as first.

Any registered patient in the following groups who can travel to our vaccination site at Woodhouse Medical Centre, Cambridge Road, LS6 2SF:

  • Aged 50 or over;
  • Aged 16 or over and clinically extremely vulnerable (previously known as shielding) or with an underlying health condition that could make them more vulnerable to Covid (Cohort 6);
  • Anyone who works at a care home looked after by Allerton and Westfield Medical Centres, St Martin’s Practice, Chapeltown Family Surgery or Woodhouse Medical Practice (we have contacted all local care homes directly);
  • Anyone on the Learning Disabilities Register (please note that Learning Disabilities differ from Learning Difficulties)

If you are not in the groups listed above we will contact you if and when you become eligible. However, if you or someone you know is in one of these groups but hasn’t heard from us, please ask them to get in touch with us. Patients at other practices involved in our clinics need to ring their own surgery.

The more people who have the Covid-19 vaccination, the safer our community will be for everyone, but please let us support those who need the vaccine now.

Vaccination clinics

We are running regular vaccination clinics at our Covid vaccine centre at Woodhouse Medical Practice. Currently these are full-day clinics on  Thursdays but you can only book one week ahead.

All patients with a mobile number on our records who are eligible for the vaccine should receive a text with a link to book. Please use this link to book your appointment. It is straightforward, and no login is required. The link from texts received a few weeks ago will still work to book into future dates.

If you are in the groups mentioned above and do not have a mobile number on your record, you have not received a link or the link does not work, then please contact us to book on 0113 295 3460.

Second vaccine dose

We do not currently have any more Pfizer deliveries scheduled. Second doses of AstraZeneca for patients who had their first vaccination at Woodhouse Medical Centre can be booked in for any of the Thursday vaccination clinics. You will only be able to book if you have received an invitation to do so.

Thank you for your support

We have had to redeploy staff from the clinical, support and management teams to support the vaccine effort. Staff shortages may mean that some things take longer than usual.  Thank you for your understanding.

We have received so much positive and grateful feedback from patients and the community about what we are doing. Thankyou, it is very heartening for our staff.

Queries

If you have any queries about your appointment date or time, please call the Practice.

Related documents

Information on the national booking system.

Vaccination booking letters from the National Booking System

More detailed information in the form of Frequently Asked Questions.

Invite – Frequently Asked Questions

This leaflet gives more information about the vaccine itself and what to expect, including any possible side-effects.

Covid Guide for Older Adults – 28.12.20

This leaflet gives more information about what to expect after you have had the vaccination.

What to expect after your Covid vaccination – updated 28.12.20

You may want to download and read this information even if we have not yet contacted you.