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Large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre launches at the Priory Centre, St Neots, accelerating the delivery of life saving jab

by Karen Mason | Feb 26, 2021

The NHS launches a new large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre on Friday 26 February 2021, as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. 

The centre will be located at the Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots.

The centre provides an additional option to the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust large scale vaccination centres already delivering vaccines at the Grafton Shopping Centre Cambridge; the City Care Centre Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Indoor Bowls Centre Cambridge; and the East of England Showground; and the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.

Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which is co-ordinating delivery of the large vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

“We are delighted to be launching an additional large vaccination centre at the Priory Centre, St Neots, jointing the centres already successfully delivering this life saving vaccination across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.”

“The centres are capable of delivering thousands of vaccines a week and provide a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most as quickly as possible.

“We’d like to say an enormous thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers for their incredible hard work, and also to colleagues at the Priory Centre and St Neots Town Council for letting us use their premises for this vital vaccination programme.”

People aged 64 and over can now book a vaccination by going online at  Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. 

Dr Gary Howsam, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and local GP added:

“NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as providing vital services for people who need our care. 

“Please attend your booked appointment.  Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are urged not to turn up early to avoid queues.

“It is vital that you do not attend the vaccination centres if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.”

“I urge people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to continue following all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and always remembering ‘hands, face and space’.”


Editors notes:

Covid-19 vaccinations are now being delivered across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – by appointment only - through:

  • The Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust at The Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge; the City Care Centre, Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club, Cambridge; the Arena and Events Centre East of England Showground; and the Priory Centre St Neots, with more centres coming on line in the comings weeks.


  • Local Vaccine Services – provided by GPs and Pharmacies across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – for more information on these services visit:

How to find the Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH

  • By car:there are two public car parks on Priory Lane.The first is adjacent to the Priory Centre (PE19 2BH), and the second is at Waitrose (PE19 2BH).A third car park is available at the Priory, St Anselm Place (PE19 2BH) and a fourth is available at Tan Yard (PE19 1DF).Charges apply at all four car parks.


  • By bus: the Priory Centre is a two minute walk from the St Neots Bus Station on the Market Square (PE19 2AF

  • By rail:St Neots railway station is on Station Road, St Neots, PE19 1QF and is located to the east of the town approximately 2.5 miles from the Priory Centre.It is on the East Coast Main Line and is managed and served by Great Northern


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