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Full list of all Covid-19 vaccination sites in Cambridgeshire - and all you need to know about the vaccines

Update: The sites have changed and walk-in centres are now offering Covid-19 vaccines without appointments. For an updated list and details, please see this article.

Many sites across Cambridgeshire are offering the Covid-19 vaccines as the NHS vaccination programme continues.

Hospitals, GP-led primary care networks (PCNs) and pharmacies are inviting patients to have one of the approved jabs, produced by Oxford University/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

A Covid-19 vaccine
A Covid-19 vaccine

You do not need to contact the NHS to arrange your vaccination - you will be contacted when it is your turn by a phone call, letter or a text message from a hospital hub or GP practice.

You can make an appointment by using the NHS booking service, or dialling 119. Many walk-in centres are also now being set up and we will be publishing details of those on our Coronavirus page.

Be aware of scams: some people have received text messages or calls asking for their bank details before they can book their vaccination. The NHS will not ask for this.

Second doses of the vaccine are being offered from eight to 12 weeks after the first jabs. It is important to attend for your second dose to get the full protective effect.

Sites offering Covid-19 vaccinations

Hospitals, medical centres and primary care networks

  • Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon
  • Peterborough City Hospital
  • Staploe Medical Centre, Soham (Ely South PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Burwell Surgery, Haddenham Surgery, Stretham Surgery and Staploe Medical Centre
  • Cathedral Medical Centre, Ely (Ely North PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Cathedral Medical Centre, St Georges Medical Centre and St Mary's Surgery)
  • North Brink Practice, Wisbech (Wisbech PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Clarkson Surgery, North Brink Practice, Parsons Drive Surgery and Trinity Surgery
  • Stanground Surgery, Peterborough (South Peterborough PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Oundle Medical Practice, New Queen Street & Stanground Surgeries, and Yaxley
  • Dumbelton Medical Practice, Eynesbury, St Neots (St Neots PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Monkfield Medical Practice in Cambourne, Cedar House Practice, Dumbelton Medical Practice, St Neots Health Centre and Eaton Socon Health Centre
  • Doddington Hospital (Fenland and Fenland South PCNs) - vaccinating patients registered at George Clare Surgery, Priors Field Surgery, Fenland Group Practice, Cornerstone Practice, Ramsey Health Centre, Mercheford House Practice and Riverside Practice
  • Huntingdon Road Surgery (CANTAB PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Bridge Street Medical Centre, Huntingdon Road Surgery, Girton Branch Surgery, Girton, and The Red House Surgery
  • Jenner Practice, Whittlesey, and Thomas Walker Surgery, Peterborough (Octagon North PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Bretton Medical Practice, Hodgson Medical Centre, Huntly Grove Practice, Jenner Practice, Minster Medical Practice, Nene Valley Medical Practice, Thomas Walker Surgery, Westgate Surgery, Park Medical Centre, Eye Medical Practice and Thorney Surgery
  • Thistlemoor Medical Centre, Peterborough (Central and Thistlemoor PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Central Medical Centre and Thistlemoor Medical Centre
  • Hicks Group Practice, Huntingdon (Huntingdon PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Acorn Surgery, Hicks Group Practice, Roman Gate Surgery Branch, Papworth Surgery and Priory Fields Surgery
  • Grove Medical Practice at the Old Exchange Surgery site, St Ives (St Ives PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Grove Medical Practice, Moat House Surgery, Riverport Medical Practice and The Spinney Partnership
  • Werrington Surgery (BCN and Paston PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Boroughbury Medical Centre, Werrington Surgery (BCM and Paston PCN) – Church Street, Paston Health Centre and Werrington Branch Surgery – Skaters Way
  • Sawston Medical Centre (Granta PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Granta Medical Practices: Shelford Medical Practice, Barley Surgery, Linton Health Centre, Market Hill Surgery and Sawston Medical Centre
  • Cornford House Surgery (Cambridge City 4 PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Cornford House Surgery, Queen Edith Medical Practice, Cherry Hinton Medical Practice, Mill Road Surgery, Petersfield Medical Practice and Woodlands Medical Practice
  • The Fleet Community Centre (Peterborough Partnership PCN) - vaccinating patients registered at Botolph Bridge CHC, The Grange Medical Centre, Thorpe Road Surgery, The Willow Tree Surgery, Nightingale Medical Centre, Westwood Clinic, Ailsworth and Parnwell Medical Centres and Hampton Health
  • Clay Farm Centre (CAM Medical PCN) - vaccinating patients at Lensfield Medical Practice, Newnham Walk Surgery, Trumpington Street Medical Practice
  • Over Surgery and Milton Community Centre (Cambs North Villages PCN) - vaccinating patients at Cottenham Surgery, Firs House Surgery, Maple Surgery (Bar Hill), Milton Surgery, Over Surgery, Swavesey Surgery, Waterbeach Surgery, Willingham Medical Practice
  • East Barnwell (Cambridge City PCN) - vaccinating patients at East Barnwell Health Centre, Bottisham Medical Practice, Nuffield Road Medical Centre, Arbury Road Surgery, York Street Medical Practice, Cambridge Access Surgery
  • Royston Health Centre (Meridian PCN) - vaccinating patients at Bourn Surgery, Comberton Surgeries, Harston Surgery, Orchard Surgery, Roysia Surgery and Royston Health Centre
  • Alconbury Surgery (A1 PCN) - vaccinating patients at Little Paxton, Alconbury and Brampton Surgeries, Almond Road Surgery, Buckden and Little Paxton practices, Kimbolton Medical Practice and Wellside Surgery

Pharmacies offering vaccinations

  • Superdrug in Sidney Street, Cambridge
  • Halls Pharmacy in Orton Wistow, Peterborough

Large-scale vaccination centres

  • The Grafton centre in Cambridge
  • Chesterton Bowls Club, Logans Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL
  • City Care Centre in Peterborough
  • The Oak Tree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN
  • Unit 55 (former supermarket), Horsefair Shopping Centre, Churchill Road, Wisbech, PE13 1AR
  • Priory Centre, St Neots
  • East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough

What is the priority order for vaccinations?

The vaccination sites will be delivering vaccinations first to care home residents and carers, along with those aged over 80, and frontline NHS, health ans social care workers, in line with JCVI guidance.

The vaccine priority list
The vaccine priority list

How do the vaccinations work?

The main two approved vaccinations work in slightly different ways, but both activate the immune system to protect individuals against the virus.

Patients do not get to pick which vaccine they are given.

How the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine works
How the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine works

One key difference is the way they are stored. While the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine can be stored in a fridge, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine must be kept at temperatures of -70C, meaning fewer places are able to handle it.

How the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine works. Graphic: PA
How the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine works. Graphic: PA

How safe and effective are the vaccines?

The MHRA - the regulatory body - has judged both vaccines to be safe and effective following clinical trials involving thousands of people.

Any side effects should be mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm where the needle went in
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy
  • feeling or being sick

If you have ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), you must tell healthcare staff.

Updated NHS advice says you should not have the Covid-19 vaccine if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis) to:

  • a previous dose of the same vaccine
  • any of the ingredients in the vaccine

The NHS says: “Serious allergic reactions are rare. If you do have a reaction to the vaccine, it usually happens in minutes. Staff giving the vaccine are trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately.”

What about those who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

While there is no evidence the vaccines are unsafe for pregnant women, further studies are needed before they can be routinely offered one.

The JCVI now recommends you may be able to have the vaccine if you are pregnant and:

  • at high risk of getting coronavirus because of where you work
  • have a health condition that means you're at high risk of serious complications of coronavirus

You can have the Covid-19 vaccine if you are breastfeeding.

The NHS says: “Speak to a healthcare professional before you have the vaccination. They will discuss the benefits and risks of the Covid-19 vaccine with you.”

It adds: “You do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination. The vaccine cannot give you or your baby Covid-19.”

When will I be protected?

A vaccination is adminstered. Picture: PA
A vaccination is adminstered. Picture: PA

While the initial dose offers good protection, full protection kicks in around a week or two after the second dose.

Even those who have received a vaccine still need to follow social distancing and other guidance as it there is a chance you might still get or spread the coronavirus even if you have the vaccine.

Where can I find out more?

For more information, visit cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme.

You can also visit the dedicated NHS website page to find out more.

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