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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.

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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

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


Primary Care Network

Vaccination location

Vaccinating patients registered at

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
Fenland South PCN Doddington Hospital, Doddington George Clare Surgery, Priors Field Surgery, Fenland Group Practice
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
Large scale vaccination centre City Care Centre in Peterborough  
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 Hubs in our area are currently offering the booster vaccine to their staff, on an appointment basis.

The following sites have delivered vaccinations previously as part of the programme, but are not currently vaccinating:

Primary Care Network Vaccination location  Vaccinating patients registered at
South Peterborough PCN Stanground Surgery, Peterborough Oundle Medical Practice, New Queen Street & Stanground Surgeries, Yaxley, Wansford and Kings Cliffe Practice and Old Fletton Surgery
 St Neots PCN Dumbelton Medical Practice, Eynesbury, St Neots
Cedar House Practice, Dumbelton Medical Practice, St Neots Health Centre and Eaton Socon Health Centre, Monkfield Surgery and Great Staughton Surgery
Cambs City PCN
East Barnwell Health Centre, Cambridge
Arbury Road Surgery, Bottisham Medical Practice, Cambridge Access Surgery, East Barnwell Health Centre, Nuffield Road Medical Centre, York St Medical Practice
 Central Thistlemoor PCN   Thistlemoor Medical Centre  Thistlemoor Medical Centre and Central Medical Centre
Cambs North Villages
Over Surgery, Cambridge & Milton Community Centre, Cambridge Cottenham Surgery, Firs House, Maple Surgery, Milton Surgery, Over Surgery, Swavesey Surgery, Waterbeach Surgery and Willingham Medical Practice 
Huntingdon PCN Hicks Group Practice, Huntingdon Acorn Surgery, Hicks Group Practice, Roman Gate Surgery Branch, Papworth Surgery and Priory Fields Surgery
Meridian PCN Royston Health Centre, Royston Bourn Surgery, Comberton Surgeries, Harston Surgery, Orchard Surgery, Roysia Surgery and Royston Health Centre
 Granta PCN Sawston Medical Centre, Cambridge Granta Medical Practices: Shelford Medical Practice, Barley Surgery, Linton Health Centre, Market Hill Surgery and Sawston Medical Centre
 CAM Medical PCN Clay Farm Centre, Cambridge Lensfield Road, Newnham Walk Surgery and Trumpington Street Medical Practice
 Fenland PCN  Doddington Hospital, Doddington  Cornerstone Practice, Mercheford House Surgery, Ramsey Health Centre, Riverside Practice
 Cambridge City 4 PCN  Cornford House Surgery  Cornford House Surgery, Mill Road Surgery, Cherry Hinton Medical Centre, Petersfield Medical Practice, Queen Edith Medical Practice, and Woodlands Surgery

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:

  • City Care Centre in Peterborough
  • 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.

Young people aged 16 or 17 will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine, in line with current national guidance, unless they are in one of the following groups:

  • Those who are health and care workers.
  • Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. 
  • Those who have underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality).
  • Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
  • Those who share living accommodation on most days (and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable) with individuals who are immunosuppressed.
  • Those who are within 3 months of their 18th birthday 

People who are in the above specified groups will be offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, at least 8 weeks apart.

We are committed to ensuring that all of our eligible 12-15 year old patients can access the vaccine safely. 

If the child/young person attends a special school in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, they will be contacted by their school offering a date for vaccination in the school setting in September 2021. 

Otherwise, parents/carers of eligible children will shortly receive a letter from their GP Practice with details of where they can be vaccinated.  This will include attending one of the large scale  Vaccination Centres in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, or if this is not a suitable environment,  contact details of our vaccination team who will explore alternative options.

All patients aged 12-15 should be accompanied to receive their vaccine by someone with parental responsibility.  Patients aged 12-15 will be required to present their GP letter when attending a large scale Vaccination Centre as proof of eligibility.

Further information can be found here

The Government has announced that healthy school-aged children aged 12 to 15 will now be eligible to have their vaccine. The vaccination will be delivered through a schools-based vaccination programme, which NHS England is coordinating directly with school immunisation providers. Alternative provision will be arranged for children who are home schooled, in secure services or in specialist mental health settings.

Invitations are expected to begin being sent out soon.

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. 

All adults in England are now eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination. If your GP practice is offering the vaccine, they will get in touch with you to invite you when it's the right time for you to have your jab.

Alternatively, you can book your appointments online via the National Booking Service or by calling 119 if you do not use the internet. You can also choose to attend a walk-in clinic for your vaccine. You can find information about walk-in clinics that are currently planned in our area on our walk-in page here.

 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 or support bubble 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.

If you are offered your second vaccination appointment but are not able to attend within the recommended 8 week time frame, for example due to illness, you should book your second dose appointment as soon as possible once you are able to attend. You do not have to restart your vaccination course even if over 84 days have passed since you had your first dose. Please make sure you do receive your second dose as two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will give you the best possible protection.

If you would rather walk-in to have your second dose after at least 8 weeks have passed, this is also possible. You can find all of our walk-in locations via www.thevaccinators.co.uk, or by visiting our CCG webpage regarding walk-ins here

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

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: 18/10/2021