Date Published: 11 August 2021
Following media reports last week that more than one-fifth of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 were aged between 18 and 34, Rutland’s director of public health urged younger people not to delay getting vaccinated.
Mike Sandys said the proportion of patients aged 18-34 in hospital had nearly quadrupled from 5.4% at the peak of the winter wave in January to reach more than 20% last month, with 5,000 seriously ill in hospital. He is reminding young people and families in this age group to Get vaxxed – enjoy being back. This is the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland campaign created to encourage younger people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, and feel safe and confident as they get back to enjoying activities they have not been able to do for so long.
“In the last few weeks, there have been noticeable changes in the way COVID-19 is spreading in the UK, particularly in younger age groups. COVID-19 vaccines have saved more than 60,000 lives and prevented 22 million infections in England alone. They are building a wall of defence against the virus and are the best way to protect people of all ages from serious illness. I encourage everyone who is eligible to come forward for both their jabs.” Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health Rutland
In Rutland, anyone aged over 18 can visit the vaccination centre at the Council Offices, Catmose House, Catmose Road, Oakham, LE15 6HP. A series of clinics offering both booked appointments and walk-in slots for PfizerBioNtech and AstraZeneca vaccines this month began on Wednesday 11 August and will also be open from 8.30am to 6.00pm on:
- Friday 13 August
- Thursday 19 August
- Saturday 21 August
- Tuesday 24 August
Every clinic will welcome everyone eligible for their first COVID vaccination dose, including those who will be 18 in the next three months, as well as people due for a second dose at least 56 days after their first.
Young people can also visit the website at
to find out about getting their first or second dose. This includes details of drop-in clinics, ways to make an appointment, and a video on You Tube. Messages are also being shared on social media using the hashtag #GetVaxxedLLR
More information and options
Every Rutland vaccination clinic during August will welcome everyone over 18 (including anyone who will be 18 in the next three months) who is due their first COVID vaccination dose.
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| Clinic Date || For anyone whose first dose was given on or before: |
| Wednesday 11 August || 16 June 2021 |
| Friday 13 August || 18 June 2021 |
| Thursday 19 August || 24 June 2021 |
| Saturday 21 August || 26 June 2021 |
| Tuesday 24 August || 29 June 2021 |
Each clinic at the Catmose House vaccination centre has walk-in slots available for people needing their first or second dose (after 56 days). You do not need to be registered with a Rutland GP to access these clinics.
Other drop-in clinics
You can attend a drop-in clinic even if you aren’t registered with a GP or you don’t have an NHS number. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago can attend the clinics to have their second dose of the same vaccine. Check here https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/coronavirus-vaccine/big-vaccination-weekend/ for current details of drop-in clinics available in Leicester and Loughborough.
Booking an appointment
The national booking service www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination or call 119 will not allow you to book your vaccination in Rutland.
Appointments can be arranged at the Peepul Centre and Sturdee Road Health & Wellbeing Centre in Leicester, hospital hubs in Leicester and Loughborough, and pharmacies in Leicestershire.
You may also be able to book at a vaccination centre outside Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland if you live within a 45-minute drive.
If a GP practice is part of the vaccination programme, it will invite people registered with them to book vaccine appointments. You don’t need to contact the practice – they will be in touch when it is your turn.
Information about the local vaccination programme is also available at: