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.

National Booking Service information

If you would prefer to have your appointment at our local service, you do not 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

We have invited  all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV, Cohort 4) patients to book their first vaccination and are currently inviting patients in Cohort 5 (people with underlying health conditions and carers). There are over 3000 people from our practices in this group, so we are inviting patients in descending age order. We have now invited all patients aged over 50 in this cohort.

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

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

  • Aged 65 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, care homes and home visits

We are running regular vaccination clinics at our Covid vaccine centre at Woodhouse Medical Practice. We are currently running full-day clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays but are only booking 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.

We have completed all first vaccinations for patients resident in care homes. We are now working through the vaccination home visit list.

Time period between first and second vaccine dose

The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses. Current government guidance is that second vaccinations should be booked for about twelve weeks after first vaccination. We will contact you with more information when your second dose is due. For people who have already been given second dose appointment dates in March, we will be in touch to confirm these once we have been given delivery dates.

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. Press 0 when you hear the recorded message to be transferred to the booking office.

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.