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Wisbech Covid vaccination walk-ins from Monday

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All eligible groups can walk-in at the Horsefair vaccination centre in Wisbech from Monday.

Anyone in an eligible group can walk in (or book if preferred) for their Covid-19 vaccination or booster jab from Monday at the clinic.

Dr David Vickers, medical director for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large-scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said: “Previously 12-15 year olds who are not in an at risk group and need their second dose have only been able to book an appointment for these.

"From Monday, they can join all other eligible cohorts and access their second dose by walking-in to our large scale vaccination centres.

“Eligible people can also choose to book an appointment, if preferred, via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine

Dr Gary Howsam, chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against Covid-19.

“We strongly encourage people who are eligible to come forward for their booster and it’s never too late to have your first or second dose either. No appointments needed – you can simply drop-in. The evidence is clear. Not getting vaccinated against Covid puts you at greater risk of serious illness and death.

“Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at www.thevaccinators.co.uk

Who is eligible for what

Everyone aged 12 and over can get a first and second dose of the vaccine.

When are 12-15 year olds eligible for their second dose?

12-15 year olds not in ‘at risk’ categories can access their second dose, by appointment only, 12 weeks after their first dose;

12-15 year olds in the following categories can access their second dose, on a walk-in basis or by booked appointment, eight weeks after their first dose:

  • Those who are in the at risk categories
  • Those who are immuno-suppressed
  • Those who live with someone who is immuno-suppressed

Who is currently eligible for a booster jab by appointment only, three months after their second jab?

Those aged 16 or over

Frontline health or social care workers

Those who live or work in a care home

Those aged 16 or over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19

Those aged 16 or over who live with someone who has a weakened immune system (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

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