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More than 500,000 people in Cambridgeshire have had the Covid booster

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NHS urges local people to get boosted as over half a million eligible people in Cambridgeshire boost their protection.

Local NHS leaders are calling on eligible patients to come forward for their booster vaccine as the latest data shows that over half a million eligible people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have now chosen to boost their protection.

GP practices, pharmacies, NHS hospital and community teams, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have worked together with support from the local authorities and fantastic volunteer teams to put in place plenty of booster capacity across the area.

A Covid-19 jab is prepared. Picture: PA (54195935)
A Covid-19 jab is prepared. Picture: PA (54195935)

A wide range of locations are available to enable everyone who is eligible can get their booster easily and quickly. Patients who are due their booster can choose to walk-in at any of the walk-in vaccination clinics across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, or book their appointment online via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.

The latest walk-in clinics can be found via www.thevaccinators.co.uk.

Dr Gary Howsam, chair of the CCG and a local GP, said: “Half a million people in our area have already come forward for a booster, with more patients attending walk-in clinics and booked appointments every day. We know the booster dose is essential to offer longer lasting protection against severe COVID-19, so it’s really important that everyone who is eligible accepts the offer to get boosted.

Dr Gary Howsam. (54195940)
Dr Gary Howsam. (54195940)

“If you didn’t have time over the festive period or if you previously couldn’t get the jab because you had tested positive for COVID-19 and needed to wait 28 days before you could get boosted, please come forward now for this life-saving booster dose.”

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