Six Covid-19 vaccination walk-in clinics added for June 28-July 1 for second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Six more walk-in clinics for those needing their second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine have been announced in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
They are for people aged 40 and over, or clinically vulnerable people, who had their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at least eight weeks ago, and for people who are aged below 40 who had their first dose at least 11 weeks ago.
You do not need an appointment to attend the walk-ins. You should bring some identification and, if possible, your NHS number.
They are being held at:
- Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech: Daily between June 24 and July 4, 9am-3pm - and Monday 28 June, 5.30-7.30pm
- City Care Centre, Peterborough: Daily between June 24 and July 4, 9am-3pm and Tuesday 29 June, 5.30-7.30pm
- Eatons Community Centre, St Neots: Daily between June 24 and July 4, 9am-3pm and Tuesday 29 June, 5.30-7.30pm
- Grafton Centre, Cambridge: Daily between June 24 and July 4, 9am-3pm and Wednesday 30 June, 5.30-7.30pm
- Oaktree Centre, Huntingdon: Daily between June 24 and July 4, 9am-3pm and Thursday 1 July, 5.30-7.30pm
- East of England Showground, Peterborough: Daily between June 24 and July 4, 9am-3pm and Thursday 1 July, 5.30-7.30pm
- Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club, Cambridge: Daily between June 24 and 4 July 4, 9am-3pm
Further walk-in clinics for those needing their first doses, or second doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, are due to be announced by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group in the coming days.
The walk-in clinics are designed to help drive up vaccination rates ahead of the planned national easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on July 19.
There was concern last week that Cambridge had the lowest vaccination rate in the East of England. Its lower age profile was believed to be one reason for this.
The city has a rapidly increasing infection rate, as the easily transmissible Delta variant of the virus spreads.
There were 190 cases in the week to June 22, in excess of two and a half times (272.5 per cent, or 139 cases) more than the previous week.
The county’s director of public health said most of these new cases were seen in those aged 18-30, most of whom have only been eligible for Covid-19 vaccination in the last couple of weeks.
Infection rates among older people are much lower, and the number of hospitalisations has so far remained low, demonstrating the effectiveness of the vaccines.
However, there is concern that vaccination rates must be driven up to avoid case numbers spiralling further as restrictions ease.