Where can I get an AstraZeneca booster jab in Leeds? What to do if you are allergic to Pfizer or Moderna

This is what you should do if you are allergic to Pfizer or Moderna.

By Abi Whistance
Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 11:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 11:24 am

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In line with the advice from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), people eligible for a booster jab are given either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Vaccine booster jabs are now being rolled out across the UK to offer protection to the most vulnerable during the winter months. Photo: Tony Johnson

This is because the evidence from the clinical trials on different combinations of Covid-19 vaccines showed that this type of vaccine gives the best results as a booster, no matter which type of vaccine people had before.

But what should you do if you are allergic to Pfizer or Moderna?

Here is what you need to know.

I'm allergic to Pfizer and Moderna - what should I do?

If you are not able to have either of these vaccines due to a severe allergy to any of their ingredients or another medical reason, it may be possible for you to have the AstraZeneca vaccine.

To get this jab instead you will need to discuss this with a health professional first.

They will then refer you to a clinic that is able to offer the AstraZeneca booster.

Where are the nearest vaccination centres in Leeds?

The following are walk-in centres offering vaccinations in Leeds - contact them beforehand to discuss receiving an AstraZeneca booster:

The Pharmacy Group Oatland Drive

Unit 2 Oatland Retail Centre, LS7 1SH

Monday to Fridays: 9.15am – 5.30pm (Pfizer, 1st & 2nd doses, booster doses for 18+)

Please note clinics will be closed on: 24 December, 27 December, 28 December, 29 December, 31 December.

Seacroft Pharmacy, York Road Medical Centre

846 York Road, Leeds LS14 6DX

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8.30am to 5.30pm (Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses, 18+, booster doses for 18+)

Please note clinics will be closed from: 23 December to 4 January 2022

New clinic times starting 5 January 2022 (throughout January):

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Sundays: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Bilal Centre, Harehills

Leeds LS8 3RD

Wednesdays: 10.00am – 5.00pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca: 1st, 2nd and booster doses for 18+)

Fridays: 2.00pm – 5.00pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca: 1st, 2nd and booster doses for 18+)

16 – 17 year olds can also walk in for their vaccine

Kirkgate Market (Events Space)

Vicar Lane, Leeds City Centre, LS2 7HY

Saturday 18 December: 9.00am – 4.30pm (Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses, 12 year olds and over; boosters for 18+)

Dewsbury Road Community Hub

190 Dewsbury Rd, Leeds, LS11 6PF

Monday 13 December: 1.00pm-4.00pm (Pfizer: 1st, 2nd and booster doses, 18+)

Woodhouse Community Centre

197 Woodhouse Street, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NY

Monday 13 December: 9.00am-3.30pm (Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses, 18+)

Tuesday 14 December: 9.00am-3.30pm (Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses, 18+)

Medichem Pharmacy

42 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 4LA

Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am – 5.30pm (Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses and booster doses)

Saturdays: 9.15am – 12.30pm (Pfizer: 1st and 2nd doses and booster doses)

Please note that these clinics will be closed on: 25 December, 26 December, 27 December, 28 December

Can I have my flu vaccine and booster at the same time?

Evidence from trials shows that it is safe and effective to have these at the same time.

However, it may not always be possible to get them together so you should have each vaccination as soon as it is offered rather than waiting to try to get them at the same time.

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