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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough leading the  way for the COVID-19 vaccination programme

The latest figures released by the NHS show that as of 7 February 2021, more than 90% of residents aged 70 and above in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. 

This is the third highest total in the country and reflects the hard work and dedication of everybody involved in the vaccination programme across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG and a local GP, explains:

“The latest figures reflect the hard work and dedication we have seen from across our local NHS to ensure we vaccinate those most at risk from COVID-19. Vaccinating over 90% of local residents aged 70 and over is a remarkable achievement, and since the data was published, we will have vaccinated even more of this group.

“I would especially like to thank our GPs and primary care staff who, supported by the CCG team, continue to work tirelessly on the vaccination programme at the same time as providing other vital services for people who need our care. The contribution of GPs and their teams to the first phase of the vaccine rollout programme has been phenomenal, and as a local GP myself I’m really proud to help celebrate their achievements.

“The rollout of COVID-19 vaccination is the biggest immunisation programme that the NHS has ever delivered, and I am proud to be part of the amazing team in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough rolling it out.”

For anyone aged 70 and over, who hasn’t yet received their vaccine, they are now asked to come forward and make an appointment as soon as they can to ensure they get the protection they need. They can book directly via the National Booking Service online, by calling 119 or by contacting their local GP.

For anyone aged under 70, the message remains the same – stay safe and we will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated.