Update on Sunday’s Melton Covid vaccination clinic

Patients without a prior appointment can no longer attend Sunday’s coronavirus vaccination clinic in Melton, the health authority has said this afternoon (Friday).

Friday, 5th November 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Friday, 5th November 2021, 5:26 pm
The Melton Vaccination Centre at Melton Sports Village, off Burton Road EMN-210921-135336001

Those who have pre-booked a jab can still have it at the clinic, which is at Melton Sports Village from 8.15am to 7.15pm.

Because the clinic is already pre-booked, there is no longer capacity for people to turn up without a prior appointment.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, which organises the jab sessions, said: “The COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday in Melton is still taking place.

“However, as pre-booked appointments are at full capacity, we will not be offering walk-in vaccinations on this occasion.”

The lack of a walk-in offering is a further blow for Melton patients after a clinic scheduled on Wednesday this week, for those with and without appointments, was cancelled at short notice due to ‘unforeseen staffing shortages’.

Go online at https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/ for a list of drop-in Covid vaccination centres in Leicestershire and also details on how to book appointments for a jab.