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Frequently Asked Questions about the programme

This page answers the key questions about the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. For questions about the vaccines, please click here.

Remember you do not need an NHS number in order to get your vaccination, and you do not need to bring ID.

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Vaccination sites

Below you will find a list of vaccination sites where bookable appointments are available. You will be able to book appointments at the Large Scale Vaccination Centres and Community Pharmacy sites via the National Booking System. Vaccination centres that are led by Primary Care Networks are booking appointments by invitation.

In addition to the list below, we are also offering walk-in clinics at a range of locations. You can find these walk-in locations via www.thevaccinators.co.uk, or by visiting our CCG webpage regarding walk-ins here. Walk-in opportunities are on offer seven days a week with some evening clinics available.

The following sites are currently part of the vaccination programme in our area:

Primary Care Network

Vaccination location

Vaccinating patients registered at

 A1 Network PCN  Alconbury Practice and Little Paxton Surgery  Alconbury and Brampton Surgeries, Buckden and Little Paxton Surgeries, Kimbolton Medical Practice and Wellside Surgery
 CAM Medical PCN  Clay Farm Medical Centre  Lensfield Medical Practice, Newnham Walk Surgery, Trumpington Street Medical Practice
 Cambridge City PCN  East Barnwell Health Centre  Arbury Road Surgery, Bottisham Medical Practice, Cambridge Access Surgery, East Barnwell Health Centre, Nuffield Road Medical Centre, York Street Medical Practice
 Central Thistlemoor PCN  Thistlemoor Medical Centre  Central Medical Centre and Thistlemoor Medical Centre
 Granta PCN  Granta Medical Practices, Cambridge  Granta Medical Practices
 Huntingdon PCN  Charles Hicks Centre  Acorn Surgery, Hicks Group Practice, Papworth Surgery, Priory Field Surgery
 Meridian PCN  Royston Health Centre  Bourn Surgery, Comberton and Little Eversden Surgeries, Harston Surgery,  The Health Centre Practice, Royston, Orchard Surgery, Melbourn, Roysia Surgery
 South Peterborough PCN  Stanground Surgery  New Queen Street Surgery,  Oundle Medical Practice, Wansford and Kingscliffe, Yaxley Practice
 St Ives PCN  The Old Exchange Surgery  Church Street Health Centre, Cromwell Place Surgery, Moat House Surgery, The Old Exchange Surgery, Riverport Medical Practice, Spinney Surgery
 St Neots PCN  Dumbelton Medical Centre  Almond Road Surgery, Great Staughton Surgery, Monkfield Medical Practice, St Neots Health Centre, Lakeside Healthcare at St Neots
 Woodlands PCN  Cornford House Surgery  Woodlands Surgery; Cherry Hinton and Brookfields Medical Practice; Queen Edith Medical Practice; Cornford House Surgery; Mill Road Surgery; Petersfield Medical Practice
Ely North PCN Cathedral Medical Centre, Ely Cathedral Medical Centre, St Georges Medical Centre and St Marys Surgery

Ely South PCN

Staploe Medical Centre, Soham

Burwell Surgery, Haddenham Surgery, Stretham Surgery and Staploe Medical Centre

Wisbech PCN North Brink Practice, Wisbech Clarkson Surgery, North Brink Practice, Parson Drove Surgery and Trinity Surgery
CANTAB PCN Huntingdon Road Surgery, Cambridge Bridge Street Medical Centre, Huntingdon Road Surgery, Girton Branch Surgery, Girton, and The Red House Surgery
Octagon North PCN Jenner Practice, Whittlesey & Thomas Walker Surgery, Peterborough Bretton Medical Practice, Hodgson Medical Centre, Huntly Grove Practice, Jenner Practice, Minster Medical Practice, Nene Valley Medical Practice, Thomas Walker Surgery, Westgate Surgery, Park Medical Centre, Eye Medical Practice and Thorney Surgery
Peterborough Partnerships PCN Nightingale Medical Centre Ailsworth and Parnwell Medical Centre, The Willow Tree Surgery, The Grange medical Centre, and Botolph Bridge Community Health Centre, Nightingale, Westwood Clinic, and Thorpe Road
 BMC Paston PCN Werrington Surgery Paston Health Centre and Boroughbury Medical Centre
Fenland and South Fenland PCN  Doddington Hospital  Cornerstone Practice, Mercheford House Surgery, Ramsey Health Centre, Riverside Practice, Fenland Group Practice, Priors Field Surgery, George Clare Surgery
Large scale vaccination centre Grafton Centre in Cambridge   
Large scale vaccination centre Oak Tree Centre in Huntingdon  
Large scale vaccination centre Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech  
Large scale vaccination centre Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club, Cambridge  
Large scale vaccination centre The old Next shop, Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough  
Large scale vaccination centre Eatons Community Centre at The Maltings, Eaton Socon  
Pharmacy vaccination centre Halls Chemist (Napier Place), Orton Wistow  
 Pharmacy vaccination centre MI Pharmacy (Park Road), Peterborough   
 Pharmacy vaccination centre  Boots (Newmarket Road), Cambridge  
Pharmacy vaccination centre Boots (High Street), Huntingdon  
Pharmacy vaccination centre Ward of Warboys Dispensing Chemists, Warboys  
Pharmacy vaccination centre Boots (High Street), Huntingdon  
Pharmacy vaccination centre Boots (Queensgate), Peterborough  
Pharmacy vaccination centre Asda Pharmacy, Peterborough  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Boots (Serpentine Green), Peterborough  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  MI Pharmacy (Werrington), Peterborough  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  MI Pharmacy (Eastfield), Peterborough  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Asda Pharmacy, Wisbech  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Botolph Bridge Pharmacy, Peterborough  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Over Healthcare, Cambridge  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Village Pharmacy, Fulbourn  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Wansford Health, Wansford  
Pharmacy vaccination centre  Welfare Pharmacy, Trumpington  
 Hospital Hub The Deakin Centre, Addenbrooke's Hospital  

The national COVID-19 vaccination booking service only shows sites where appointments are currently available. This means you will not see local sites on the national booking service website where they are fully booked for the coming days.

If you cannot select a large scale vaccination site near you when you access the national booking service, you can either choose to book at an alternative location which still has appointments available, or try again later in the day to see if appointments at a site that is nearer to you have become available.

You can find the full list of large scale vaccination sites in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough below:

  • Grafton Centre in Cambridge
  • Oak Tree Centre in Huntingdon
  • Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech
  • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club in Cambridge
  • The old Next shop at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough
  • Eatons Community Centre at The Maltings, Eaton Socon

All of the above sites are also offering daily walk-in vaccination clinics. You can find details on these walk-in locations via www.thevaccinators.co.uk, or by visiting our CCG webpage regarding walk-ins here

All young people aged 16 or 17 are now eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccine. You can get your vaccine quickly and easily by using a walk-in vaccination clinic. You can find these walk-in locations via www.thevaccinators.co.uk, or by visiting our CCG webpage regarding walk-ins here. If you would prefer to book, you can now book your appointment online via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.

JCVI recommended on Monday 15 November that those aged 16 and 17 should become eligible for a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from 12 weeks after their final primary dose. The NHS will contact people in this age group directly to let them know when it is their turn to get their second dose, and plans to open the National Booking Service to enable second dose bookings by 16-17 year olds, no later than Monday 22 November, subject to the timely availability of Patient Group Directions and Protocol.

Children aged 12-15 and their parents and guardians can now book both the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or by calling 119.

If you or your child are under 18 years old and booking a 2nd dose using this service, you'll be offered appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose.

If you or your child are at at high risk from COVID-19, you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose. This service will offer you appointments from 12 weeks after your 1st dose. To get your 2nd dose from 8 weeks, please go to a walk-in site with a letter from your GP that says you're eligible for a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after your 1st dose.

The JCVI has reviewed extensive clinical evidence for the safety of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people in the eligible groups and have determined it to be safe and effective. The JCVI has determined that the benefit of vaccinating children in these groups outweighs the risks. 

People aged 18 or above should wait 4 weeks (28 days) after a positive COVID-19 test before receiving a COVID-19 vaccination dose. Young people aged 12-17 should ideally wait 12 weeks after having a positive COVID-19 test, or at least 4 weeks if they are at higher risk.

 We are asking patients to come to their appointment on their own unless they are in a wheelchair, but friends or relatives are more than welcome to wait in the car park if they have driven together. We would recommend only travelling or asking for support from someone within your household or support bubble in line with current COVID-19 guidance.

If you need assistance from a carer or relative to walk to and through the vaccination centre, they are also welcome to accompany you wearing a face covering.

We would ask that you consider asking a member of your household, a friend or a relative to drive you to the appointment if you think they may be able to help in the first instance, as our volunteer driver team will have limited capacity.

If you do need help from the Local Authority’s voluntary travel support service, you can access this service online via http://bit.ly/Cambstransport. You can also call them between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0345 045 5219 to book your transport.  Where possible, most transport providers ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice for bookings.

You can get a digital NHS COVID Pass showing your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or test results.

You can use this if you're travelling abroad or going to a domestic venue or event and need to prove your COVID-19 status.

Get a digital NHS COVID Pass

Check the entry requirements of the country you're visiting before you travel.

If you cannot apply digitally using the NHS App or online service, you can ask for an NHS COVID Pass letter to be sent to you in the post.

Please note: Your GP practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows you your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you require such a letter, please do not contact your GP practice and use the routes above instead.

No. Vaccinations will only be available through the NHS for the moment. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police 101 service and/or Local Trading Standards.

In our area, you can find out more about how to apply for various health care professional and support roles on our COVID-19 vaccination teams across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough via Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust’s website.

If you’re interested in opportunities available across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, CCS would love to hear from you.  You can find out more by:

This information is correct as at: 14/02/2022