COVID-19 vaccination programme Rutland – patient update 29 November 2021

The national plans for vaccination change frequently. This is the best information that we have at the moment but may be altered.

The new Rutland vaccination centre is at Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham. LE15 7TU. This is run by Mr Pickfords pharmacy, not by the four Rutland GP practices, so we have only limited information about the service. The Rutland GP practices can no longer book appointments . The vaccination centre offers Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.

December Clinics

Clinics in December will run on  from 9.30 – 6pm

Week commencing 29th November – Monday 29th, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th
Week commencing 6th December – Monday 6th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th.
Week commencing 13th December – Monday 13th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th.
Week commencing 20th December, Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd. All clinics will offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster vaccinations.

Appointments can be booked here.

The new Rutland vaccination centre is at Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham. LE15 7TU. This is run by Mr Pickfords pharmacy, not by the four Rutland GP practices, so we have only limited information about the service. The Rutland GP practices can no longer book appointments .

First and second vaccinations (after 56 days).

If you need your first vaccination please ring the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland booking centre 0116 497 5700 or if you are over 18 you can use the national booking service here, or call 119.

Clinic information for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is available here.

Second vaccinations

If you are due your second vaccination (56 days or more after your first) you can book using the numbers above. You may also receive an SMS from a system called swift queue with a booking link.

The JCVI recommendation is for 16/17 year olds to receive a single vaccination.

Third primary dose for people who are immunosuppressed

Some people who are at increased risk of complications of Covid -19 due to immunosuppression will be invited for a third primary dose. If you are in this group you will receive an SMS or letter from NHS England. At the moment the national booking system doesn’t allow booking for third doses. If you have received a letter or SMS you can walk into the vaccination centre at Oakham Enterprise Park on the days that clinics are running. Please bring your letter or SMS. If you have not had a letter or SMS, please contact your hospital consultant.

Clinic Availability

For our clinic availability please go here.

Covid vaccinations for young people aged 12-15.

These will be delivered in schools by Leicester Partnership Trust.

There are additional clinics for vulnerable children with underlying health conditions.
More information can be found here.

Booster programme (phase 3)

The eligibility for booster vaccinations has changed. People over 40 are eligible for a booster vaccination 182 days ( 6 months) or more after their second vaccination. Booster vaccinations should be booked in advance .You can book your vaccination here or by calling 119. Walk in appointments are only available where capacity allows.

If you have had a positive test for Covid-19 you will not be able to have a Covid vaccination for 4 weeks. If you are under 18 this is extended to 12 weeks after a positive test.

Housebound patients

If you are housebound , it is 6 months since your last vaccination and you have not had a booster Covid vaccination please contact your GP practice before 15/12/2021.

Information from LLR CCG for people who have received AZ vaccine batch number 4120Z001

Is my vaccine Covishield?
No Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK. All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident travel will not be affected.

What is the NHS Covid Pass?
The NHS COVID Pass is a new product name which refers to the digital version of individuals’ proof of Covid-19 vaccine status which has been available for international travel since May.
This can be accessed via the existing NHS App, the downloadable version accessed through NHS.net and the letter which can be requested by calling 119 in England. A paper-based solution is available now for those living in Scotland, Wales and from July in Northern Ireland.
This is not to be confused with the NHS Covid-19 App.

Is the vaccine I was given affected?
All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident travel will not be affected.

The batch number I have is the same as those listed in the press
All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident travel will not be affected.
All vaccine doses administered in the UK have been subject to rigorous safety and quality checks, including individual batch testing and physical site inspections by the medicine’s regulator MHRA.

What is the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate?
This is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU.

Vaccine passports

Your GP practice cannot provide evidence of Covid vaccination.

You can see your vaccination information on the NHS app here, or apply for a paper record from the national system by following this link.

The information for the vaccine passport is received from the National Immunisation Monitoring System NOT your GP practice, so if you have received a vaccination from any site other than the Rutland Covid Vaccination Centre, and the information is not correct, your practice cannot correct it for you even if the details of your vaccination are added to your GP record. This also applies to vaccines administered overseas or as part of a trial.

Further information about vaccine passports is available here

Covid vaccination in pregnancy

Those who are currently pregnant are invited for vaccination at the same time as their age group. It is now recommended that pregnant women receiving the first dose of vaccination should be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine because there is more experience of these vaccines in pregnancy. Women who have already had a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine are advised to complete with the same vaccine.

If a woman finds out she is pregnant after she has started a course of vaccine, she may complete vaccination during pregnancy using the same vaccine product (unless contra-indicated). Alternatively, vaccination should be offered as soon as possible after pregnancy.

You can access more information including a decision aid with these two guides:
I am pregnant and have been offered a COVID-19 vaccination. What are my options?
COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding

Vaccine information

More information about the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine can be found here.

More information about the Astra Zeneca vaccine can be found here.

More information for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding click here.

For information on what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination click here.