All the sites where 16 and 17-year-olds can now get Covid-19 vaccinations in Cambridgeshire
Covid-19 vaccinations are available from Wednesday, August 11, for 16 and 17-year-olds in Cambridgeshire.
Walk-in centres across the county are offering the Pfizer vaccine, following the government’s decision to extend the vaccination roll-out to this age group.
Dr Gary Howsam, chair at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our doors at a number of vaccination walk-in clinics across our area to 16 and 17- year-olds. After an incredibly tough year for young people, this is a great positive step.
“Whether you’ve missed out on big nights out or can’t wait to get back to supporting your favourite sports team, getting your vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family while getting back to doing the things you love. So if you’re now eligible to have your vaccine, please don’t wait – come along to any of our daily walk-in clinics to get your jab.”
The latest data suggests that up to 22 million infections and 60,000 deaths have been prevented to date in England due to the vaccination.
What do I need?
You need only bring a face covering.
You do not need an appointment, ID or NHS number to have the jab.
And 16 and 17-year-olds do not need parental permission to have the jab.
Why should I get one?
Mike Passfield, clinical operations director for the large scale vaccination centres, added: “It’s great news that 16 and 17-year-olds can now access their vaccination. Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our friends and families against Covid-19.
“We’re making it as easy as possible for young people to get their jab - no appointment is needed - and our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. Make the decision today to get your vaccine and let’s get back to normal together.”
Where can I get a Covid-19 vaccination?
Those aged 16 and over can attend daily walk-in clinics between 9am and 3pm at:
- The Grafton Centre, Cambridge
- Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Cambridge
- Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Cambridge
- Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech
- City Care Centre, Peterborough
- The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon
- The Oaktree Centre, Huntingdon
- East of England Showground, Peterborough
The following evening sessions are running every week between 5.30pm and 7.30pm:
- Mondays: Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech
- Tuesdays: Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Cambridge, City Care Centre, Peterborough, The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon
- Wednesday: The Grafton Centre, Cambridge
- Thursdays: The Oaktree Centre, Huntingdon, East of England Showground, Peterborough
Where can I get more information?
You can also find a complete list of sessions, including additional walk-in sessions operated by The Vaccinators on Tour mobile vaccination team as they are announced here.
Primary care networks (PCNs) that are currently delivering the vaccination have also started to invite young people aged 16 and 17 to have their vaccine. You can find out if your GP practice is part of a PCN that is currently vaccinating by visiting https://bit.ly/3jLkDyX.
More information about the walk-in clinics being held across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, including pop-up clinics that are open to those aged 18 and over, can be found via the Vaccinators on Tour website at thevaccinators.co.uk.
Vaccination teams at each site will be happy to answer any questions you have before you have the vaccine.