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Vaccine bus could provide Covid-19 jabs in Cambridgeshire

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A vaccination bus could be used in Cambridgeshire deliver Covid-19 jabs.

It comes after Suffolk’s mobile coronavirus vaccination bus began visiting communities where the vaccine uptake is lower than the rest of the county in March.

A Covid-19 vaccination bus
A Covid-19 vaccination bus

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has yet to confirm any details.

Asked about the idea at the Local Outbreak and Engagement Board on Friday (April 30), the service director of Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, Adrian Chapman, said: “We are with our CCG colleagues just in the process of procuring a bus for that very purpose of taking vaccines to people”.

The Suffolk bus visits people from minority ethnic communities, those with certain disabilities and others who are vulnerable due to poor access to vaccination centres.

As well as making physical access easier, the Suffolk bus also has clinicians on board to answer patients’ questions and reassure anyone who has concerns about the vaccine.

Vaccinations are now available to those aged over 40.

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