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Vaccine appointments available across Cambridgeshire - 24/06/2021

Vaccine appointments available across Cambridgeshire

Anyone over 18 can now book your Covid vaccine. There are hundreds of appointments available at Cherry Hinton, East of England Showground, Chesterton & Wisbech vaccination centres as well as Superdrug in Cambridge city centre, The Grafton Centre and Newmarket racecourse with additional sites coming soon.

Are you aged over 40? You can have your 2nd Covid vaccine after 8 weeks giving you the strongest protection.

You do not need to wait to be called up, the vaccine is now being rolled out to the whole population, meaning everyone can now book directly.  If you know a neighbour or a family member who hasn’t yet booked, why not help them get online and book it. Anyone who cannot use the digital booking platform can call 119 for assistance.

 

Common questions

How can I book?

Use the national booking system here  or by calling 119 if you can’t use the digital platform

I don’t know my NHS number?

You do not need to know your NHS number to book; as long as you are registered with a GP in England, your full name, date of birth and postcode is sufficient.

I had one dose, do I really need two?

Yes, you need 2 doses to reach maximum protection. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective against hospitalisation after 2 doses and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospitalisation after 2 doses

I’m unsure about taking the vaccine - where can I find information about the vaccines and how they work?

Cambridgeshire public health have put together this list of FAQs about the vaccine, what’s in it and how it works on this webpage.  Data and advice on the vaccine can also be found on the NHS website.

I’ve tried to book and get stuck in a queue

If you attempt to book and are in a virtual queue, the site updates every 10 seconds. Be patient, it only takes three minutes to move from 756 in the queue to number 1.

I can’t get an appointment

Check frequently as new appointments are added daily. Check a different location to find earlier appointments at various times of the day.

Can I just turn up without an appointment?

Not yet. Walk-in models are being tested across the country but as yet are not available in Cambridge.

Can I choose which vaccine I have?

You cannot usually choose the vaccine you have. You will only be offered a specific vaccine if you are pregnant, have a health condition or are under 40. If this is the case you will only see appointments available at centres using  Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The booking system will know which jab you are eligible to receive.