More places across Cambridgeshire to offer Covid-19 vaccinations
GP practices in Cambridge and the surrounding areas will start to deliver Covid-19 vaccinations to local residents aged over 80 from next Wednesday (January 20).
It comes as the roll-out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.
Practices across the city are now inviting their patients in the priority groups to receive the vaccine as part of the latest phase of the vaccine roll-out, which is being co-ordinated by GP-led Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
This also includes starting to vaccinate care home residents and staff. Practices in Cambridge starting next week are: Cambridge City 4 PCN - Cornford House Surgery, Queen Edith Medical Practice, Cherry Hinton Medical Practice, Mill Road Surgery, Petersfield Medical Practice and Woodlands Medical Practice.
In Cantab PCN, the practices are Bridge Street Medical Centre, Huntingdon Road Surgery, Girton Branch Surgery and The Red House Surgery, while the Granta PCN practices are Sawston Medical Practice, Linton Health Centre, Shelford Health Centre, Barley Surgery and Market Hill Royston Surgery.
Meanwhile, a network of four GP practices in Huntingdonshire are working together to start vaccinating patients in St Ives from next week.
The practices, based in St Ives, Somersham, Fenstanton and Warboys, are: The Grove Medical Practice, Riverport Medical Practice, Moat House Surgery, The Spinney Partnership.
GP practices across Huntingdon and Papworth are also now inviting their patients in the priority groups to receive the vaccine.
Practices starting this week are: Acorn Surgery, Hicks Group Practice, Roman Gate Surgery Branch, Papworth Surgery, Priory Fields Surgery.
These new sites are coming after the first two hospital vaccination centres opened in Cambridge and Peterborough in mid-December and other Primary Care sites across the area.
The practices have worked together to rapidly redesign their sites and put in place safe processes to meet the tough logistical challenges of offering the vaccination at selected sites.
Eligible patients will be contacted to book an appointment. Each PCN will have a dedicated vaccination hub located at one of their sites which will mean some patients will have to visit a different practice to their usual one to receive their vaccination.
Full details will be given to patients when contacted.
A full list of all sites now offering Covid-19 vaccines in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is available at cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme/.