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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough rise to booster challenge

The team responsible for delivering COVID-19 booster vaccinations to people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been working around the clock to increase appointments available since the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday. 

Today, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced that the team behind the vaccination programme has already increased the number of vaccines delivered by 60% within the first three days after the announcement alone, compared to the week prior. 

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

Being able to increase the number of vaccines delivered by 60% in the first three days after the Prime Minister’s announcement is a phenomenal effort from everyone working on the programme. Even better news is that our local people are booking these slots to get boosted. 

I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved – our GPs, Pharmacists, Hospital Hubs, large scale vaccination centres, teams vaccinating our housebound patients, volunteers, local authorities and our CCG for pulling together to rapidly accelerate our booster programme.  

“We will be ramping up even further over the coming days, so I would encourage people who haven’t yet got an appointment booked to look on the National Booking Service to secure their slot.” 

Over 90% of people aged 70 and over (who are eligible for their booster) have had their booster in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough already, with thousands of people booked in each day to get vaccinated. 

Find out more about the vaccination programme by visiting www.thevaccinators.co.uk or visit the National Booking Service via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119 to book your appointment. 

16/12/2021