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The Vaccinators hit the festival trail with Peterborough Pride and Central Park Music Festival

The Vaccinators on Tour, the NHS-powered mobile vaccination team, are packing their festival gear as they join fabulous events in Peterborough, with appearances at Pride on 21 August and the Central Park Music Festival on 22 August.
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The Vaccinators will be ready to vaccinate anyone aged 16 or over on their Vaccination Tour Bus, offering the lifesaving jab to festival-goers as they enjoy two fantastic events after 2020 saw widespread cancellations of our favourite gigs and performances.

The Vaccinators will be at Peterborough Pride between 10am-4pm on Saturday 21 August, and at Central Park Music Festival between 10am-4pm on Sunday 22 August. People don’t need to bring ID to the bus and individuals who do not have an NHS number can still get the vaccine; just bring a face covering and hop on the bus when you are ready.

The latest data suggests that up to 22 million infections and 60,000 deaths have been prevented to date in England due to the COVID-19 vaccination. We know the vaccination is our best protection against COVID-19, so the local NHS is encouraging everyone out at the Peterborough festivals next weekend to take a moment to get their jab.

Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“We’re proud to be part of Peterborough Pride and Central Park Music Festival this year, offering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone aged 16 or over so that we can all get back to the things we love.

“If you haven’t had your vaccine yet, please pop along this weekend to get your jab in a unique environment. Getting vaccinated won’t take long, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the festivals after you’ve had yours.”

Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust added:

“Our vaccination team is looking forward to attending these fantastic events, as well as visiting Safari Play on Coningsby Road, Peterborough on Friday 21 August from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm where you can get a free hot drink after you’ve had your vaccine!

“We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab by bringing the Tour Bus into the heart of our communities - no appointments needed – and our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have.   Make the decision today to get your vaccine and let’s get back to normal together.”

More information about the walk-in clinics being held across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, including other walk-in clinics that are open to those aged 16 and over, can be found via the Vaccinators on Tour website at www.thevaccinators.co.uk. People aged 18 or over who would like to get dates in the diary can still choose to book their appointments online via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or by calling 119.  Vaccination teams at each site will be happy to answer any questions you have before you have the vaccine.