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Walk-in vaccinations in Cambridge this weekend

News release from 6 July 2021

ANYONE aged 18 or over can go to a walk-in vaccination centre this weekend to get their first or second coronavirus jab.

Cambridge City Council is working with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners to organise and promote the walk-in vaccination centres which will take place as follows:

  • Wednesday 7 July, 5.30-7.30pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines (AZ for those aged 40 and over)

Grafton Centre

  • Saturday 10 July, 8am-8pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines (AZ for those aged 40 and over)

The Guildhall

Market Square CB2 3QJ

 

  • Saturday 10 July, 10am-4pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines (AZ for those aged 40 and over)

Meadows Community Centre,

1, St Catharine’s Road CB4 3XJ

 

  • Sunday 11 July, 8am-8pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines (AZ for those aged 40 and over)

The Guildhall

Market Square CB2 3QJ

 

  • Wednesday 14 July, 5.30-7.30pm

Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines (AZ for those aged 40 and over)

Grafton Centre

AstraZeneca (for those aged 40 and over) and Pfizer vaccines will be available for people who need a first or a second dose (if they had the first dose at least eight weeks ago). Anyone attending should bring a face covering.

Coronavirus cases in Cambridge continue to rise making it even more important that people get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.

Between 29 June and 5 July, 432 people had a confirmed positive test result in the city, that’s around 350 per 100,000 people (Data from government dashboard on 5 July).

Robert Pollock, Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council, said: “I strongly urge everyone over 18 to grab a jab. There are additional walk-in locations for anyone over 18 to get Pfizer and over 40 to get AstraZeneca this weekend at the Guildhall or Meadows. Please spread the word to family, friends and work colleagues. It only takes ten minutes.

“Infection levels are getting very high amongst younger age groups and students so please help to spread the word. Our staff will be out delivering leaflets and door knocking to help get the message out.”

Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council, said: “Do your bit to help prevent Cambridge having even worse Covid problems this autumn and persuade everyone you know to grab a jab.

“Along with getting vaccinated, face coverings protect the people around you and cut their and your risk of joining those with ‘Long Covid’ or over 128,000 who have died.

“With cases again unacceptably high in Cambridge, now is definitely not the time to stop wearing masks in public indoor environments like shops, or while entering pubs and restaurants, or in busy outdoor queues or overcrowded places. Please continue to wear masks in the places you do now.”

People can choose to attend a walk-in clinic for a second dose after at least eight weeks have passed since the first dose. Information on walk-in clinics across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can also be found on the local NHS website www.thevaccinators.co.uk

Walk-in clinics are also available at:

  • Grafton Centre (AstraZeneca for those aged 40+) daily until 1 August, 9am-3pm and Wednesdays until 1 August, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club (AstraZeneca for those aged 40+) daily until 1 August, 9am-3pm

Bring a face covering (and ID if you can).

If you can’t attend a walk-in centre this weekend you can still book a vaccination online https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.

You can get your free lateral flow tests by calling 119 or ordering by online at www.gov.uk Good ventilation, social distancing, hand hygiene and regular testing help to reduce the spread of the infection.