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Times and locations for Covid-19 vaccination walk-in centres in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in September 2021 as opening hours extended

All large-scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have extended their opening hours to ensure as many people as possible can be vaccinated.

As of Monday (September 6), they are open from 8.30am to 4pm, seven days a week, and most are also open one day of the week in the evening through to 7.30pm, meaning that there is ample opportunity even now schools are back to grab a jab.

Below you will find a list of the locations and times in full. No appointment is needed - you can simply walk in.

A Covid-19 vaccine
A Covid-19 vaccine

Mike Passfield, clinical operations director for the large scale vaccination centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, said: “We’re delighted to be extending the opening hours, so there are even more opportunities for people who have not had their jab yet to do so.

“Everyone aged 16 and over is eligible to be vaccinated. Getting your vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family while enabling you to get back to doing the things you love. So please don’t wait – come along to any of our daily walk-in clinics to get your jab.”

Dr Gary Howsam, chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and those we care about.

“We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab; you can simply drop by any of our walk-in venues without an appointment to get your vaccine, or you can still choose to book via the National Booking System if you prefer to get some dates in the diary.

“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.”

In Cambridgeshire alone, 963,825 doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered, as of September 5.

Some 79.5 per cent of the population in the county has had one dose and 71.9 per cent have had two.

There is ongoing concern though about the vaccine take-up in Cambridge, where as of September 5, official figures suggest 63.9 per cent of the population had received their first dose, and only 55.2 per cent had received two. These figures may be a slight underestimate, however, due to the uncertainty over Cambridge’s ever-fluctuating population.

There has been success, though, in encouraging take-up across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough among 16- to 17-year-olds, with 79 per cent of those aged 18-24 having received their first dose by August 29, including more than 10,000 aged 16 or 17 - which, at 47 per cent of the population, is the highest in this age group across the Eastern region.

Opening times for large-scale vaccination centres in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from September 6, 2021

All the following are open from 8.30am-4pm, seven days a week, plus additional times as stated:

  • Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, PE13 1AR - also open 8.30am-7.30 pm on Mondays
  • City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB - also open 8.30am-7.30pm on Tuesdays
  • The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon, St Neots PE19 8ES - also open 8.30am to 7.30pm on Tuesdays
  • The Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS - also open 8.30am to 7.30pm on Wednesdays
  • The Oaktree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN - also open 8.30am to 7.30pm on Thursdays
  • East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE - also open 8.30am to 7.30pm on Thursdays
  • Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cambridge CB1 9EJ - also open 8.30am to 7.30pm every Wednesday in September. This Cherry Hinton site will close on 3 October 3, 2021 as planned.
  • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL

Things to remember and what to bring with you

Wear a mask inside the vaccination centre.

If you have it, take with you your NHS number to help the vaccination team book you in quickly. But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP / local doctor, you can still get vaccinated.

You do not need to show identification to receive a Covid-19 jab and you do not need to give your full name or address. It does not matter whether you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you have been here or how long you expect to stay.

Before your vaccination, don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

For more details on all Cambridgeshire and Peterborough vaccination sites visit www.thevaccinators.co.uk.

People can also book their vaccination appointment via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119

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