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

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.

Click here to visit Leeds CCG site giving information on all local walk-in sites operating locally. Details are also provided about which age-groups can attend sites.

Boosters and third doses for immunosuppressed patients are current only available by appointment.

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.

If you are eligible for a vaccination according to the criteria below, 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. 

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

Patients in the groups below who had their first Covid vaccination more than six months ago are now eligible for a booster dose. We will be once again be running clinics 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;
  • 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 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.

Booster vaccination clinics

We will be running regular vaccination clinics at our Covid vaccination centre at Woodhouse Medical Practice. From November onwards these will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Booster vaccines will be either Pfizer or Moderna and, as before, you will need to wait 15 minutes after your injection before you leave.

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.

Third vaccine dose

Some people who have problems with their immune systems will be eligible to have a third dose of the vaccine less than six months after their second. These patients will be identified and contacted by their hospital consultants and will be able to book appointments at Elland Road.

Covid and flu

NHS England has now said that it is safe to administer Covid and flu vaccines at the same time. At the moment we only plan to do this if patients are housebound and unable to attend a vaccination centre.

Thank you for your support

Once again we are having 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.