LYPFT Covid Vaccination Centre

This page contains Covid19 vaccination information for our staff and service users. Page last updated: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Updated guidance around the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (updated 8 April 2021)

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination. This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have said that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. Read more on the NHS Leeds website.

At LYPFT . . .

We’re vaccinating our staff and service users first. Most of them are being vaccinated at our Vaccination Hub at The Mount in central Leeds but we will be able to offer vaccinations for our most vulnerable service users in their own homes where we can do so safely.

In this video we follow NHS volunteer Pat Moody through our vaccination hub as she receives the first dose of her Covid19 vaccination. Pat says: “Go for your vaccine, it really makes sense. It’s the only way we’re going to beat this!” We’re guided through the hub by our nurse vaccinator and host with the most Steve Dawson.

The first vaccinations are now being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI):

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults, and their carers
  2. Over 80s, frontline health and care staff
  3. Over 75s
  4. Over 70s, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. Over 65s
  6. Under 65s with underlying health conditions
  7. Over 60s
  8. Over 55s
  9. Over 50s

If you are a member of LYPFT staff looking for information on how to register your interest for the vaccine or for the eLearning package, we’ve created a dedicated page for you.

When vaccines will be rolled out

Our booking team are currently contacting our service users in these priority groups and where appropriate are able to offer vaccinations in people’s own homes.

It is anticipated that the top nine priority groups  will have been vaccinated or offered a vaccination by the end of April based on how the rollout is progressing.

It’s important to be aware that vaccine stocks are available through a carefully managed national route and those at most risk are being prioritised.

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.

If you would prefer to have your appointment at a local service, you do not need to do anything – they will contact you as soon as an appointment is available.

Our Vaccination Hub at The Mount (The Annexe building)

Our vaccination hub at The Mount in central Leeds is where we are vaccinating our staff and service users.  If you’ve been invited to receive your vaccine there, the address is:

The Mount (Annexe Building), 44 Hyde Terrace, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9LN (near the University of Leeds campus and Leeds General Infirmary). Find us on Google Maps.

On arrival please go to the Annexe building rather than the main reception (see photo below).

Parking: There is a small car park on site and there is on-street parking in the surrounding area. Please note that some on-street parking is short stay, and some is for residents only – please double check where you park! We are able to offer other car parking options close by which the booking service admin team can let you know about.

Soon people will be able to get the vaccine at large regional centres and from GP practices. People will be contacted in order of priority when it is their turn.

Are you aged 25-55? How do you feel about the vaccine?  Healthwatch Leeds want to hear from you.

As the COVID vaccination programme continues, we want to hear how people in Leeds aged 25 to 55 feel about getting their jab.

Healthwatch Leeds is an independent community organisation which works to make sure local people are at the heart of decisions about health and social care in Leeds.  They are currently running a survey to ask how people feel about getting the COVID vaccine.

Please take 5 to 10 minutes to answer the following questions about whether you plan to get vaccinated and what information you need.

Your thoughts and feedback will be used to help shape the city’s vaccination programme so that it is right for you.