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  • Cambs & Pboro 12-15 year olds offered 2nd vaccine dose by appointment only

    by Karen Mason | Dec 20, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

    “From Monday 20 December, 12-15 year olds not in at risk groups will be able to access a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine 12 weeks after their first dose, providing further vital protection against the virus.

    “To ensure as many 12-15 year olds in this category as possible can access their second dose in a planned and managed way and avoid them being turned away due to lengthy queues, all second doses must be booked via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine - second doses for 12-15 year olds not in at risk groups will not be available on a walk-in basis.”

    “All other eligible groups can continue to access their first, second and third primary dose vaccinations via our walk-in services, including 12-15 year olds having their first dose.

    12-15 year olds who are in the at risk categories, or who are immunosuppressed, or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed all continue to be eligible for a second jab eight weeks after their first on a walk-in basis.” 

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “The availability of this additional protection for 12-15 year olds is fantastic news for families across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, so please do book your appointment as soon as you are able to.

    “Can I also remind people that boosters for those aged 18 and over continue to be available on a booked appointment basis only via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine.  We strongly encourage people who are eligible to come forward for their booster, and it’s never too late for those who haven’t had their first or second vaccination to have their jab.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Having delivered an incredible 1,187,000 vaccine doses across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Waveney since our first centre opened in January 2021, our large scale vaccination centres will be closed over the holiday period on the following dates:

    • Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Bank Holidays Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December 2021
    • Saturday 1st January and Sunday 2 January 2022

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-programme

    End

    Editors notes:

    12-15 year olds must be accompanied for their vaccinations by their parent/guardian.

    The large scale vaccination centres listed below are open seven days a week.  All are open 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and later on some evenings – for more details visit: http://thevaccinators.co.uk

    • 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, PeterboroughPE1 1NT
    • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL (this site does not provide walk-in clinics for any group)

    When are 12-15 year olds eligible for their second dose

    • 12-15 year olds not in ‘at risk’ categories can access their second dose, by appointment only, 12 weeks after their first dose

       

    • 12-15 year olds in the following categories can access their second dose, on a walk-in basis or by booked appointment, 8 weeks after their first dose

    • those who are in the at risk categories
    • those who are immunosuppressed
    • those who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

    Who is currently eligible for a booster jab by appointment only three months after their second jab:

    • people aged 30 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    Appointments for second doses for 12-15 year olds will initially be offered via the national booking service, as schools break up for Christmas.  School-age immunisation service providers will run once schools return in the New Year, with second doses also being offered through schools from 10th January.

  • Norfolk 12-15 year olds offered 2nd vaccine dose by appointment only

    by Karen Mason | Dec 20, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk and Waveney said:

    “From Monday 20 December, 12-15 year olds not in at risk groups will be able to access a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine 12 weeks after their first dose, providing further vital protection against the virus.

    “To ensure as many 12-15 year olds in this category as possible can access their second dose in a planned and managed way and avoid them being turned away due to lengthy queues, all second doses must be booked via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine - second doses for 12-15 year olds not in at risk groups will not be available on a walk-in basis.”

    “All other eligible groups can continue to access their first, second and third primary dose vaccinations via our walk-in services. This includes 12-15 year olds accessing their first dose; as well as those in this age group who are in the at risk categories, or who are immunosuppressed, or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed; all of whom continue to be eligible for a second jab eight weeks after their first.” 

    Howard Martin, Director of Population Health Management and Health Inequalities at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

    “The availability of this additional protection for 12-15 year olds is fantastic news for families across Norfolk and Waveney, so please do book your appointment as soon as you are able to.

    “Can I also remind people that boosters for those aged 18 and over continue to be available on a booked appointment basis only.  We strongly encourage people who are eligible to come forward for their booster, and it’s never too late for those who haven’t had their first or second vaccination to have their jab.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Having delivered an incredible 1,187,000 vaccine doses across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Waveney since our first centre opened in January 2021, our large scale vaccination centres will be closed over the holiday period on the following dates:

    • Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Bank Holidays Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December 2021
    • Saturday 1st January and Sunday 2 January 2022

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-programme

    End

    Editors notes:

    12-15 year olds must be accompanied for their vaccinations by their parent/guardian.

    The large scale vaccination centres listed below are open seven days a week (other than Dereham). All are open 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and later on certain evenings – for more details visit: https://norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/vaccinations/covid-19-vaccines/covid-vaccinations

    • Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road, Harleston IP20 9AT
    • Connaught Hall, Station Rd, Attleborough NR17 2AS
    • Shakespeare Barn, King's Lynn Arts Centre, King Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1HA
    • Castle Quarter Shopping Centre, 100 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3DD
    • Beetley Ward, Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX is (open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

    When are 12-15 year olds eligible for their second dose

    • 12-15 year olds not in ‘at risk’ categories can access their second dose, by appointment only, 12 weeks after their first dose

       

    • 12-15 year olds in the following categories can access their second dose, on a walk-in basis or by booked appointment, 8 weeks after their first dose

    • those who are in the at risk categories
    • those who are immunosuppressed
    • those who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

    Who is currently eligible for a booster jab by appointment only three months after their second jab:

    • people aged 30 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    Second doses for 12-15 year olds will initially be offered via the national booking service, as schools break up for Christmas. School-age immunisation service providers will run once schools return in the New Year, with second doses also being offered through schools from 10th January.

  • Local children receive a surprise visit from Santa!

    by Kirstie Flack | Dec 09, 2021

    Santa visits local children

    Local boys and girls had a huge surprise this week when they had an early visit from Santa!

    Santa popped along to the Barley Mow in Hartford and whilst his reindeers are resting for the big night, the Huntingdon and District Round Table were there to help him hand out presents along with Cllr Karl Webb, Mayor of Huntingdon.

    Cllr Karl Webb said: “I had a wonderful time helping Santa to bring a smile to the children’s faces. A huge thank you to the dreamdrops committee and volunteers for making this possible, and for inviting me along to join in the fun.”

    Christine Luckham, dreamdrops committee member, who helped to co-ordinate the event, said: “It was so much fun, and the children were amazing. Each family had their own time slot to visit Santa making it extra special.”

    Twins Nathan and Matthew along with their sister Emily and brother Joshua, were delighted that Santa had made a special visit on their sixth birthday.

    All the children and their families had a wonderful time and Santa was thrilled to see everyone, he said: “Even though it is my busiest time of the year, it was a pleasure to stop off in Huntingdon and have a talk and give presents to some wonderful children. Just to see their faces made the evening worthwhile. Merry Christmas to you all.”

    Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of dreamdrops said: “Santa’s surprise visit was a huge success, and everyone was delighted to see him.  A big thank you to the Huntingdon and District Round Table for helping Santa on the day and to Cllr Karl Webb for choosing dreamdrops as his charity of the year. And thank you to Mark Dalton at the Barley Mow, for hosting Santa’s visit, we are overwhelmed by the wonderful support we receive for local families, and this was the perfect way to bring some festive joy to the local children.”

    If you would like more information about Dreamdrops, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s Charity, or you would like to donate, please call, email or visit our website:
    T: 07790 911541
    E: dreamdrops.dreamdrops@nhs.net
    W: www.dreamdropschildrenscharity.org
    #CCSdreamdrops

  • Boosters jabs available for eligible Norfolk residents three months after second jab by appointment only

    by Karen Mason | Dec 08, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk and Waveney said:

    “People eligible for a booster i.e. those aged over 40 and those at higher risk from Covid-19 will be able to access their booster vaccination three months (91 days) after their second dose from Saturday 11 December via our large scale vaccination centres, subject to the national protocol being available. This decision will enable thousands more people to get protected earlier”.

    “To ensure as many eligible people as possible can access these boosters in a planned and managed way, all boosters should be booked via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine - our walk-in services for boosters will close with effect from midnight on Friday 10 December 2021 and until then will only deliver boosters on a walk-in basis for those eligible people who have had their 2nd vaccination six months ago.”

    “All other eligible groups can continue to access their 1st, 2nd and third vaccinations via our walk-in services.”

    “We are actively finalising arrangements to extend opening hours in some of our centres to deliver even more capacity and we will share this information in the coming days.”

    In line with new JCVI advice, those aged 18-39 will also be eligible for a booster when the NHS calls them forward and the Government has set a target to offer boosters to these age groups by the end of January 2022.

    As with the first jabs, people will be notified by age group, with the older and more clinically vulnerable receiving their jabs first.”

    Dr Vickers added: 

    “This is the biggest change in eligibility since the programme was launched.  We strongly encourage people who are eligible to come forward for their booster or vaccination.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-programme

    End

    Editors notes:

    Large scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week (other than Dereham) for walk-in clinics at the following locations.  From Saturday 11 December 2021 it will not be possible to access booster vaccinations on a walk-in basis:

    • Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road, Harleston IP20 9AT
    • Connaught Hall, Station Rd, Attleborough NR17 2AS
    • Shakespeare Barn, King's Lynn Arts Centre, King Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1HA
    • Castle Quarter Shopping Centre, 100 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3DD
    • Beetley Ward, Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX is (open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

    Who is currently eligible for a booster jab by appointment only from Saturday 11 December three months after their second jab:

    • people aged 40 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    The NHS intends to offer every eligible adult an opportunity to book in for their booster jab by the end of January 2022.

     

  • Boosters jabs available for eligible Cambridgeshire & Peterborough residents three months after second jab by appointment only

    by Karen Mason | Dec 08, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

    “People currently eligible for a booster i.e. those aged over 40 and those at higher risk from Covid-19 will be able to access their booster vaccination three months (91 days) after their second dose from Saturday 11 December via our large scale vaccination centres, subject to the national protocol being available. This decision will enable thousands more people to get protected earlier.”

    “To ensure as many eligible people as possible can access these boosters in a planned and managed way, all boosters should be booked via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine - our walk-in services for boosters will close with effect from midnight on Friday 10 December 2021 and until then will only deliver boosters on a walk-in basis for those eligible people who have had their 2nd vaccination six months ago.”

    “All other eligible groups can continue to access their 1st, 2nd and third vaccinations via our walk-in services.”

    “We are actively finalising arrangements to extend opening hours in some of our centres to deliver even more capacity and we will share this information in the coming days.”

    In line with new JCVI advice, those aged 18-39 will also be eligible for a booster when the NHS calls them forward. As with the first jabs, people will be notified by age group, with the older and more clinically vulnerable receiving their jabs first. 

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “This is the biggest change in eligibility since the programme was launched.  We strongly encourage people who are eligible to come forward for their booster or vaccination.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at www.thevaccinators.co.uk

    End

    Editors notes:

    Large scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week for walk-in clinics at the following locations (from Saturday 11 December 2021 it will not be possible to access booster vaccinations on a walk-in basis):

    • 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, PeterboroughPE1 1NT

    Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL does not provide walk-in clinics for any group. Appointments can be booked at this site (and all other large scale vaccination centres) via nhs.uk/covidvaccine

    Who is currently eligible for a booster jab by appointment only from Saturday 11 December three months after their second jab:

    • people aged 40 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    The NHS intends to offer every eligible adult an opportunity to book in for their booster jab by the end of January 2022.

  • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Vaccination Centre ceases to provide walk-in clinics from Thursday 2 December

    by Karen Mason | Dec 01, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

    “We have worked hard to deliver walk-in clinics from the Chesterton Indoor BowIs Vaccination Centre but unfortunately, predominantly due to parking constraints, we have made the decision to close the centre to walk-ins from Thursday 2 December 2021.”

    “People who are eligible for vaccines or boosters can continue to book appointments at the Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre (or any other large scale vaccination centre) via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine

    Commenting on the recent national expansion of the vaccination programme, including offering all over-18s a booster jab, Dr Vickers added:

    “This is the biggest change in eligibility since the programme was launched.  Whilst changes to the national booking system are put in place, we are urging people in this new group not to visit our vaccination centres and wait to be invited as our staff will not be able to vaccinate them.”

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “We strongly encourage people who are eligible to come forward for their booster or vaccination.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated.  We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to arrange their first, second, third primary or booster dose now. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at www.thevaccinators.co.uk

    End

    Editors notes:

    Large scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week for walk-in clinics at 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, PeterboroughPE1 1NT

    Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL does not provide walk-in clinics. Appointments can be booked at this site (and all other large scale vaccination centres) via nhs.uk/covidvaccine

    Who is eligible for a booster jab six months after their second jab:

    • people aged 40 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    Who is eligible for a second dose:

    • People aged 18+ (8 weeks after their first dose)
    • People aged 16-17 (12 weeks after their first dose)
    • People aged 12-17 (8 weeks after their first dose) in the following categories:
      • with health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 (bringing with them an NHS confirmation letter)
      • who are young carers
      • who are frontline health or social care workers; or
      • who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

      Note: 12-15 year olds not in the high risk groups outlined above are currently eligible for one dose only

      Who is eligible for a third primary dose eight weeks after your second dose:

       A third primary dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses.  This includes people who had or have the following conditions who must bring with them an NHS confirmation letter: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 of treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a third dose

     

  • Large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk to offer walk in vaccinations to all eligible groups

    by Karen Mason | Nov 26, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk said:

    “I am delighted to announce that from Saturday 27 November, the Attleborough vaccination centre will open to walk-ins for all eligible groups; with all other vaccination centres across Norfolk following suit from Monday 29 November. 

    “This includes those aged 40-49 who recently became eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and 16–17-year-olds not in at risk groups who can now access a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.  Anyone who would prefer a booked appointment can continue to book these via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine”  

    The large scale vaccination centres offering walk ins from the dates identified above and open 7 days a week are located at:

    • Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road, Harleston IP20 9AT
    • Connaught Hall, Station Rd, Attleborough NR17 2AS
    • Shakespeare Barn, King's Lynn Arts Centre, King Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1HA
    • Castle Quarter Shopping Centre, 100 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3DD
    • Beetley Ward, Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX (open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

    Cath Byford, Chief Nurse, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “It’s great news that these vaccination centres are opening up to all eligible cohorts on a walk-in basis.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated.  We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to arrange their vaccine or booster dose now. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/SiteList

    It comes as latest published data shows that more than 280,000 people have now had a booster – this equates to around 67% of those currently eligible in Norfolk and Waveney.

    The figures released yesterday by NHS England also reveal that 93% of people aged 18+ have had at least one vaccination and 90% have had two doses compared with national average of 91% and 86% respectively.

    The area’s ongoing strong performance sees Norfolk and Waveney ranked 10th and 9th for 1st and second doses respectively out of 42 health and care systems in England.

    Ends

    Editors notes:

    Who is eligible for a booster jab six months after their second jab:

    • people aged 40 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    Who is eligible for a second dose:

    • People aged 18+ (8 weeks after their first dose)
    • People aged 16-17 (12 weeks after their first dose)
    • People aged 12-17 (8 weeks after their first dose) in the following categories:

       

      • with health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 (bringing with them an NHS confirmation letter
      • who are young carers
      • who are frontline health or social care workers; or
      • who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

         

        Note: 12-15 year olds not in the high risk groups outlined above are currently eligible for one dose only

    Who is eligible for a third dose eight weeks after your second dose:

     

    A third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses.  This includes people who had or have the following conditions (who must bring with them an NHS confirmation letter):

    • 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 of treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a third dose
  • Vaccination centres across Cambs and Peterborough welcome all eligible groups on a walk-in basis from Monday 29 November 2021

    by Karen Mason | Nov 26, 2021

    Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:

    “I am delighted to announce that from Monday 29 November 2021, our vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will provide vaccinations and boosters to all eligible people on a walk-in basis.

    “This includes those aged 40-49 who recently became eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and 16-17 year olds not in at risk groups who can now access a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.”

    “The only exception to this, due to parking capacity, is the Chesterton Indoor Bowling Club which will continue to deliver existing walk-in services.  This does not include those aged 40-49 needing a booster dose; those aged 16-17 not in at risk groups for their second dose, and those aged 12-15 not in at risk groups needing their single dose.”

    “Anyone who would prefer a booked appointment can continue to book these via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine  

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “It’s great news that vaccination centres are opening up to all eligible cohorts on a walk-in basis.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated.  We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to arrange their first, second, third primary or booster dose now. 

    “Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

    Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at www.thevaccinators.co.uk

    End

    Editors notes:

    Large scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week at the following locations:

    • Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1AR 
    • The Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS
    • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL
    • The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon, St Neots PE19 8ES
    • The Oaktree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN
    • Queensgate Shopping Centre, PeterboroughPE1 1NT

    Who is eligible for a booster jab six months after their second jab:

    • people aged 40 and over
    • people who live and work in care homes
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
    • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    • People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

    Who is eligible for a second dose:

    • People aged 18+ (8 weeks after their first dose)
    • People aged 16-17 (12 weeks after their first dose)
    • People aged 12-17 (8 weeks after their first dose) in the following categories:

       

      • with health conditions that put them at higher risk from COVID-19 (bringing with them an NHS confirmation letter)
      • who are young carers
      • who are frontline health or social care workers; or
      • who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

         

        Note: 12-15 year olds not in the high risk groups outlined above are currently eligible for one dose only

    Who is eligible for a third primary dose eight weeks after your second dose:

    A third primary dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses.  This includes people who had or have the following conditions who must bring with them an NHS confirmation letter:

    • 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 of treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a third dose

     

  • Millionth life-saving Covid-19 vaccine dose on the horizon

    by Karen Mason | Nov 23, 2021

    Matthew Winn, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk said:

    “This week our amazing staff at vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk will deliver the millionth life-saving dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from one of our clinics.  I am so incredibly proud of this achievement which is giving hope of a brighter future to thousands of people every day as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. 

    “My heartfelt thanks to everyone in our vaccination centres, NHS staff, volunteers and indeed the entire NHS, who have gone above and beyond to meet the challenges of Covid-19 head on.”

    Cath Byford, Chief Nurse, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “The staff and volunteers at large scale vaccination centres have played a huge role in protecting thousands of Norfolk and Waveney residents from the ravages of Covid-19. 

    “I’d like to thank them – and staff across the NHS – for the compassion and empathy they have shown and encourage anyone who is eligible and hasn’t come forward yet, to arrange a vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones and the NHS.”

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, added:

    “The challenges staff across the NHS have faced – and continue to face - have been extraordinary.  For our large scale vaccination centres to be delivering the millionth dose this week, less than eleven months since the first centre opened is incredible.

    “In the most challenging of times, NHS staff have shown time and again their resilience and commitment to protecting and caring for patients.  My thanks to each and every one of them.”

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    Editors notes

    For further information on walk-in vaccination services in Norfolk and Waveney visit https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/Index

    For further information on walk-in vaccination services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough visit: www.thevaccinators.co.uk

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  • Virtual Board Meeting - 24th November 2021

    by Sarah Turner | Nov 18, 2021

    Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust board meeting on Wednesday 24th November, which was due to take place in public, is being held virtually.

    A set of papers for the board meeting has been published on our website here.

    There will be an option for members of the public to submit any questions to the board for consideration by emailing ccs.trustsecretary@nhs.net. Please keep questions brief and to the point, and use ‘Trust Board Meeting Question’ in the subject heading of your email.

    Responses will either be posted on the Trust’s board meeting webpage following the meeting or can be found in the minutes published in due course.

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