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Autumn boosters are via booked appointments only except for those people who are immunosuppressed

by Sarah Turner | Sep 14, 2022

Updated on Friday 14th October

Please note that autumn boosters are via booked appointments only at our large-scale Covid vaccination sites across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.

People aged 50+, carers and pregnant women can book an appointment to have their autumn booster at http://nhs.uk/covidvaccine or call 119 (as long as it’s been three months since their last dose).

The only exception is for people who are immunosuppressed who can also choose to walk-in for their autumn booster, bringing with them a GP or consultant letter, or prescription that identifies their immunosuppressed status.

Around 26 million people across England will be eligible for an autumn booster in line with guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

This includes:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all adults aged 50 years and over
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, as set out in the Green Book – this includes pregnant women
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers, as set out in the Green Book

The programme will extend to other eligible groups through to December 2022. The NHS will contact people from eligible cohorts when it is their turn to book in for the vaccine – people do not need to contact the NHS.

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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 and those aged 5-17 who are in a clinical risk group (or live with someone who is immunosuppressed) who have had Covid will need to wait four weeks before being vaccinated, or 12 weeks for those aged 5 to 17.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough large-scale vaccination centres:

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

  • Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1AR 
  • The Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS
  • The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon, St Neots PE19 8ES
  • 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

Norfolk large-scale vaccination centres

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

  • Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road, Harleston IP20 9AT
  • Connaught Hall, Station Rd, Attleborough NR17 2AS
  • Norwich City Council HQ, St Peters Street, Norwich NR2 1NH
  • Shakespeare Barn, King's Lynn Arts Centre, King Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1HA (only open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 4.00 pm and on Tuesdays from 8.30am to 7.30pm)

Information on evening openings is available here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics

Contact:

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

 

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