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Summer opening hours for large-scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

by Sarah Turner | Jun 17, 2022

After a busy few months delivering the Spring booster campaign, our large-scale vaccination sites are beginning to quieten down and consequently we will temporarily be reducing the opening hours at the following two sites from seven days to four from 4th July to 5th September:

  • The Eatons Community Centre in St Neots will be open for walk-ins and booked appointments on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays between 8.30am and 4.00pm, as well as on Tuesdays between 8.30am and 7.30pm.
  • Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech will be open for walk-ins and booked appointments on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 8.30am and 4.00pm, as well as on Mondays between 8.30am and 7.30pm.

Normal opening hours will remain at the following sites:

  • The Grafton Centre in Cambridge
  • The Oaktree Centre in Huntingdon
  • Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough
  • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre in Cambridge

    There is still plenty of opportunity for people, including children from the age of five, to get their first, second or third primary dose (if they were immunosuppressed at the time they had these).

    In addition, people 75 and older, and those aged 12 years and older who are severely immunosuppressed, are encouraged to come forward for their Spring booster as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.

    Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, said:

    “Vaccines remain our best line of defence against coronavirus, and we thank those who have already had their Covid-19 vaccination.

    “We’ve currently administered more than 1.4 million doses of the vaccine as part of the largest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history, however it’s not too late for anyone who’s eligible to be vaccinated - you can simply walk-in or book an appointment online via the National Booking Service or by ringing 119 free of charge.”

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    Editors’ notes:

    Those who have recently recovered from Covid should still come forward for their vaccination as having had the virus does not give the same levels of protection. Anyone over 18 who has had Covid will need to wait four weeks before having any dose of the vaccine, or 12 weeks for those aged 5 to 17.

    Which people aged 12 and over are in the immunosuppressed category?

    People aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed include those who have had or have:

  • A blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • A weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • An organ or bone marrow transplant
  • A condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
  • A condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for an additional dose
  • Notes on vaccinations for 5-11-year-olds

    All 5-11-year-olds will be offered two 10 microgram doses of the Pfizer vaccine; a third of the amount used for adult vaccinations.

    Parents and guardians are asked to attend the vaccination centre with their children and are asked to read the patient information available.

    An animation is also available to help children know what to expect when they visit our vaccination centres.

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough large-scale vaccination centres

    Large-scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and some late evenings at the following locations:

  • Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1AR (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 4th July-5th September)
  • The Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS
  • The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon, St Neots PE19 8ES (closed Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 4th July-5th September)
  • The Oaktree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN
  • Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NT
  • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL

Further information including later evening openings is available at www.thevaccinators.co.uk

Contact:

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s Communications Team via ccs.communications@nhs.net      

 

 

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