Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination

Booster vaccinations

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, who have had 2 doses of the vaccine at least 3 months ago.

Find out who can get the COVID-19 booster dose

Most sites are not currently offering boosters on a walk-in basis; however some local pop-up clinics may be available so please visit the vaccinators on tour website to find the latest information. Most sites have stopped offering walk-in boosters to ensure that as many eligible people as possible can access boosters in a planned and managed way. Please book your booster via the NHS website or by calling 119.

If you are a housebound patient, you can access Frequently Asked Questions on the booster programme for housebound patients here.

Further information about the booster vaccination programme is published on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group website

Everyone aged 12+ is eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15

All children aged 12-15 are now eligible to have their vaccine. Your child can get their vaccination through a schools-based vaccination programme, which NHS England is coordinating directly with school immunisation providers, or you can book your child's vaccination appointment online or by calling 119.

At this stage, most children aged 12-15 will be offered one dose of the vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15 who have a condition that puts them at higher risk from COVID-19, or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

Children aged 12-15 who either have a condition that puts them at higher risk from COVID-19, or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed, are eligible for two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children in this group who attend a special school will be offered a second vaccination at their school by the school immunisation provider. Alternatively, parents of children in this group will have received a letter from the local NHS which can be taken to a selection of large scale vaccination centres in our area to access the second dose.

Vaccinations for people aged 16+

You can get your vaccination at a local walk-in venue or book your appointments online on the NHS website, or by calling 119. People aged 16 or 17 are now eligible for two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine; everyone aged 18+ is eligible for two doses and will be able to book 152 days after their last vaccination from 22 November 2021.

If you’d like to walk in to get your first vaccine, you can visit the Vaccinators on tour website to find a venue near you.

Please be aware of coronavirus vaccine scams. Further information is available online.

Walk-in vaccination clinics

Most sites are not currently offering boosters on a walk-in basis; however some local pop-up clinics may be available so please visit the vaccinators on tour website to find the latest information. Most sites have stopped offering walk-in boosters to ensure that as many eligible people as possible can access boosters in a planned and managed way. Please book your booster via the NHS website or by calling 119.

If you’d like to walk in to get your vaccine, you can visit the Vaccinators on tour website to find a venue near you.

Beware of scams

Please be aware of coronavirus vaccine scams. Further information is available online.

NHS COVID-19 Pass

An NHS COVID-19 Pass shows your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details or test results. This is your COVID-19 status.

You’ll need to show your NHS COVID Pass at nightclubs, some venues and large events to show you’re fully vaccinated, have had a negative test result in the last 48 hours, or you have an exemption.

You can get an NHS COVID-19 Pass in a digital format for travel or going to domestic venues or events. You can get a paper NHS COVID-19 Pass letter for travel.

Find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Transport to your Covid-19 Vaccination appointment: 'Vaxi Taxi' Scheme

If you are struggling to get to and from your vaccine appointment, Peterborough City Council have agreed to pay for your taxi journey.

Please ensure you have booked your appointment or if it is a walk-in clinic you know the date/time is correct at your nearest centre first before you book your transport.

All you need to do is to contact the relevant taxi service below within your area and give them a call to book your transport. They will ask you to confirm details of the appointment when you book your journey. Please note that you can make arrangements for them to drop you off and pick you up (but the return journey must start within 1 hour of your appointment time). All children need to be accompanied by their parent/carer during the journey and at the vaccination site.

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If you are a taxi firm and interested in being part of the scheme – please email Vaccinations.CV19@cambridgeshire.gov.uk for more information.

Social Care Staff and Personal Assistants

Help protect yourself. Get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.

As a colleague working in frontline health or social care - including those working in the independent and voluntary sector, contracted services, and students and trainees on placements - you are at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Advice for colleagues who have not yet received their first dose

Frontline health and social care workers who have not yet received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, including new colleagues, can access the vaccine by booking online through the national booking service on the NHS website or by ringing 119.

If you were under 40 years old on 30 March 2021, you will not be offered appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. There may be fewer appointments available or you may have to travel further.

Accessing your second dose

Everyone aged 18+, and some people aged 12-17, should get two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The quickest and easiest way to get your second dose in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Is by attending a walk-in clinic. You can find a walk-in venue near you via The Vaccinators website. Please make sure that the site that you want to attend offers the type of vaccine that you received for your first dose, as you will usually need to receive the same vaccine type for your second dose. You can get your second dose after at least eight weeks have passed since your first dose.

If you’d prefer to get a date in the diary, you can also book your second vaccination via the NHS website or by calling 119.

Ensuring our fantastic staff are kept safe is an extremely high priority for us, but in addition to that, by getting the vaccine you can protect yourself from the virus so you can continue to be there for your family, friends, and those you care for.

The vaccine is our best defence against this virus, and the key to a return to normal life. It is important to remember that until more people are vaccinated, and the virus is in retreat, we must maintain our efforts to keep ourselves and those we work with safe. Even if you have been vaccinated, it is crucial that we all continue to follow all of the guidance on preventing the spread of the virus in the workplace, and outside of it.

As people who work directly with some of those who are most vulnerable, we have a collective duty both to protect ourselves for their sake, and to lead by example.

So please join us in taking this important step and get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Thank you for your continued hard work for those who count on us.

Please email vaccinations.CV19@cambridgeshire.gov.uk if you have any questions or concerns.