A mobile vaccination service is coming to Rutland, as part of NHS Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland’s (LLR) Covid-19 and flu vaccination programme, to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.
This Friday 29th September the mobile vaccination service will start visits in the county to help those eligible easily get their vaccinations without making an appointment. Just drop in to one of the following sessions between 10am – 4pm for your Covid-19 and flu vaccinations or to speak to the vaccination team:
- Friday 29th September & Saturday 30th September, Active Rutland Hub (LE15 7TU)
- Wednesday 4th October, Oakham Market (LE15 6DT)
- Friday 6th October, Uppingham Market (LE15 9QH) COVID VACCINATIONS ONLY
- Monday 6th November, Catmose House Car Park (LE15 6HP)
These drop-in sessions are complementing the Covid-19 vaccination programme available at The Rutland Late Night Pharmacy, 45A High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AJ which can be accessed by booking an appointment. Appointments can also be booked for Covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations using the National Booking Service.
Over the next few months, a mobile vaccination programme will be visiting villages in Rutland too. Details of these visits are currently being finalised and we will communicate the confirmed route as soon as possible.
Dr Virginia Ashman, a GP, and a clinical lead for the vaccination programme in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland said: “It’s really important that anyone who is eligible comes to get vaccinated at the mobile vaccination unit, to top up their protection against Covid-19 and flu ahead of winter. The immunity you have built up from previous vaccinations reduces over time so it’s important to boost your protection regularly.
“Getting vaccinated will provide the best possible protection against Covid-19, and it really does help to protect the most vulnerable from becoming seriously unwell. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions are affected more by respiratory conditions such as Covid-19 and flu and it’s why we’re encouraging them to get vaccinated as soon as possible. We are also urging carers over 16 years of age to come forward and get vaccinated because this will also help to prevent the spread of these viruses. If you are unsure if you are eligible visit our website or drop in to one of our mobile vaccination clinics and speak to our vaccination team.”
Rutland County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Care and Health, Cllr Diane Ellison, said:
‘We are pleased to be working in partnership with our colleagues at the NHS to ensure that both Covid and Flu vaccinations are as accessible as possible to our residents. As Covid vaccinations will not be available at Rutland GPs this winter, we look forward to seeing the mobile vaccination programme in action, ensuring vaccinations are available to our community in a safe, comfortable and hassle-free way.’