People who are most at risk of complications from COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first.
The vaccination programme is being managed by the NHS - you do not need to take any action.
The NHS will contact you and let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine
Updated: 21 January 2021
Rutland Health Primary Care Network (PCN) has now administered the first vaccination to 89.6% of the 2,753 patients aged over 80 in Rutland.
Residents of all 11 Rutland care homes looked after by the PCN have also been vaccinated, along with most care home staff.
In parallel to a manual booking system, the PCN are also starting to invite some patients aged 77-79 using an automated booking system that sends a text message to mobile phones. They will contact people who are over 80 in other ways if they cannot use the telephone.
Rutland is also vaccinating frontline health and care workers who have face to face contact with multiple older adults.
Rutland has more than 2,000 patients in Cohort 3 (aged 75-79). Please don't worry if you are yet to receive an invitation to book a vaccine appointment. The PCN will be contacting everyone over 75 in the next few weeks. You should not contact your local GP practice about the vaccine.
Local vaccinations are dependent of the national supply of COVID-19 vaccine. This means you may see periods of reduced activity at the Catmose Vaccination Centre, while we await our next consignment of vaccine.
To date, Rutland has received deliveries of both the Pfizer BioNtech and Astra Zeneca (Oxford) vaccines. Information about both vaccines can be found on the NHS website.
The Rutland Primary Care Network brings together four GP practices based in Rutland. Read more about their work.
National Priority List
The Government has been very clear about the priority groups for vaccination and the order in which they will receive the jab.
The national priority list which we must follow is as follows:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- All those 65 years of age and over
- All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality. Cohort 6 also includes unpaid carers.
- All those 60 years of age and over
- All those 55 years of age and over
- All those 50 years of age and over
More information about prioritisation can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Rutland Vaccination Centre
Our offices are being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre for people who have been given an appointment to receive the vaccine.
Vaccinations are managed by the NHS. The NHS will contact you and let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine.
Travelling to the Rutland vaccination centre
The best way to travel to the vaccination is by private car.
If you have a vaccination appointment, you can park for free in the car park outside the Council offices during your appointment.
If do not have access to private transport, you can use these travel options:
The bus stops outside our offices and Rutland County Museum are not currently in use.
The nearest bus stops to access the centre are at Crown Walk and the Market Place.
Check your bus service operator's website for the most up-to-date timetable information:
Anyone without internet access can call us to check journey details:
Call: 01572 758138 or 01572 720923
Voluntary Action Rutland Car Scheme
Voluntary Action Rutland offers a transport scheme for elderly, disabled and vulnerable people in Rutland who have difficulty travelling independently.
This is a door-to-door service where volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to pick up passengers and return them home.
Find out more about this scheme
Good neighbour car schemes
There are smaller community car schemes that offer a service similar to that provided by Voluntary Action Rutland:
A number of local taxi operators are available to book a journey with:
If none of the transport options listed are suitable for your needs and you need help with travel to your vaccination appointment, contact our adult social care team:
Call: 01572 758341
Safer Travel Guidance
For all journeys not involving private car use, make sure you've read and understood the latest government guidance on safer travel which includes the use of face coverings and other safety measures.