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Vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are now welcoming all eligible groups on a walk-in basis from Monday (29).

Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres said: “I am delighted to announce that from Monday, our vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will provide vaccinations and boosters to all eligible people on a walk-in basis.

“This includes those aged 40-49 who recently became eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and 16-17 year olds not in at risk groups who can now access a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.”

The large scale Covid vaccination centre at the Horsefair in Wisbech is now offering walk-ins for jabs.
The large scale Covid vaccination centre at the Horsefair in Wisbech is now offering walk-ins for jabs.

“The only exception to this, due to parking capacity, is the Chesterton Indoor Bowling Club which will continue to deliver existing walk-in services. This does not include those aged 40-49 needing a booster dose; those aged 16-17 not in at risk groups for their second dose, and those aged 12-15 not in at risk groups needing their single dose.”

“Anyone who would prefer a booked appointment can continue to book these via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine

Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It’s great news that vaccination centres are opening up to all eligible cohorts on a walk-in basis. The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to arrange their first, second, third primary or booster dose now.

The large scale Covid vaccination centre at the Horsefair in Wisbech is now offering walk-ins for jabs.
The large scale Covid vaccination centre at the Horsefair in Wisbech is now offering walk-ins for jabs.

“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.”

Large scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week at the following locations:

· Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1AR

· The Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS

· Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL

· The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon, St Neots PE19 8ES

· The Oaktree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN

· Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NT

Who is eligible for a booster jab six months after their second jab:

- people aged 40 and over

- people who live and work in care homes

- frontline health and social care workers

- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

- people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19

- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (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 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Who is eligible for a second dose:

People aged 18+ (8 weeks after their first dose)

People aged 16-17 (12 weeks after their first dose)

- People aged 12-17 (8 weeks after their first dose) in the following categories:

o with health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 (bringing with them an NHS confirmation letter)

o who are young carers

o who are frontline health or social care workers; or

o who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

Note: 12-15 year olds not in the high risk groups outlined above are currently eligible for one dose only

Who is eligible for a third primary dose eight weeks after your second dose:

A third primary dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses. This includes people who had or have the following conditions who must bring with them an NHS confirmation letter:

- A blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)

- A weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)

- An organ or bone marrow transplant

- A condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections

- A condition of treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a third dose



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