Hinckley Leisure Centre to operate as a ‘drop-in’ vaccine hub this Sunday and Monday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 July 2021

HINCKLEY RESIDENTS aged 18 and over who are currently unvaccinated will be able to drop-in to the Hinckley Leisure Centre this Sunday (11 July) and Monday (12 July) to get their doses of the vaccine.

Doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be given out across the two days that the Centre operates as a ‘drop-in’ Covid-19 vaccination hub.

It will be open on Sunday from 9am until 7pm, and then on Monday from 8am to 6pm.

The vaccination hub has been set up for those who need their first dose and those who need their second ‘final’ dose and have waited long enough from receiving their first.

No appointment is necessary, meaning that residents who are aged 18 and over can simply drop by the vaccination hub and receive their jab.

This morning (6 July), it was made public knowledge that it would operate as a ‘drop-in’ clinic when it featured in a local list of drop-in venues on the official Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website.

The CCG are calling unvaccinated residents in Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland to get their vaccine in the next two weeks.

This is because the number of vaccine opportunities are being ‘scaled up’ by the NHS, ready for the proposed day of Covid-19 restrictions being lifted (19 July).

In late May (26 May), Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council revealed that over 50,000 local people had been vaccinated inside of the venue.

The Council have recommended that visitors visiting the venue for vaccines should also use the Castle car park on Hill Street near the town centre to avoid any potential ‘car parking chaos’, as the car park may be busy with Leisure Centre users and other residents.

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