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Record-breaking vaccination week for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as over 70,000 vaccines given

Last week vaccination teams in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough vaccinated a record-breaking 72,000 patients, smashing the previous record of 66,000 vaccines delivered in one week in January 2021.

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The record-breaking effort came as all NHS Hospital Trusts across the area reopened their vaccination centres, offering bookable booster slots to thousands of patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in their first few days of operating alone.

Meanwhile, local GP practices have also ramped up their incredible efforts even further, delivering 300% more vaccinations than they had in previous weeks. All Primary Care Networks – local groups of GP practices – are now supporting the vaccination programme in the area.

Commenting on the record-breaking week, Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“I’m incredibly grateful to all of the teams who have worked tirelessly together to deliver this new record-breaking week for our local COVID-19 vaccination programme.

“GP practices, pharmacies, Hospital and community NHS teams, volunteers, local authorities and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group are all working at record speed to deliver thousands more boosters to local patients every single day. All adults are now eligible to get their booster, so please book yours online today or call 119.

“Remember: If you haven’t yet had your first or second dose, it’s never too late. Please do come forward and get your vaccine today – it could save your life.”

22/12/2021