Two specialist COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people with learning disabilities will be held from tomorrow in Leicester and Loughborough.

The clinics are open to anyone with a learning disability in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, aged 16 or over, who is due for a first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccination. They are designed for people who need a more supportive environment than an ordinary clinic can provide. They will be held on:

  • Tuesday 30 November at Loughborough Hospital Site from 9am-3pm
  • Wednesday 15 December at the Peepul Centre from 8.30am-3pm.

The clinics will offer a calm atmosphere, longer appointment times and be staffed by vaccinators specialising in creating supportive environments to help people with learning disabilities to have the vaccine, which provides vital protection from the virus.

Sam Screaton, learning disability vaccination clinical lead at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, said: “It is extremely important to us to ensure the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are accessible to everyone.

“All staff working at these clinics will go the extra mile to ensure patients feel comfortable, calm and able to have the vaccine.

“We were one of the first places in the country to run these types of clinics and the feedback we received about them, from both patients and their families, was so positive. Last time we ran them, we offered quiet areas, saw our vaccinators and support staff dressing up, and even nurses doing a flash mob in order to make people feel comfortable enough to have the vaccine.”

To book, please us the following links:

Please ensure that you bring evidence of all previous doses administered when you attend this clinic.


If you want to know more about what to expect from the clinic, you can listen to Helen and her mum, Sally talk about the last set of clinics held eariler this year.