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The Vaccinators on Tour return to Parker’s Piece as thousands of new ARU students start their academic year

The Vaccinators on Tour are coming to Parker’s Piece in Cambridge this week to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to local people, including thousands of new students as they begin their academic year at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

Staffed by a friendly vaccination team from Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust, the Vaccinators Tour Bus will be at Parker’s Piece on Thursday 23 September, Friday 24 September, and Monday 27 September. Anyone aged 16 or over can simply hop on the bus when they’re ready to get their vaccine. Second doses are available for anyone aged 18 or over who had their first dose of Pfizer at least 8 weeks ago.

The latest national coronavirus vaccine data estimates that the vaccination programme has already prevented approximately 143,600 COVID-19 hospitalisations; 24 million infections and 105,900 deaths. The vaccination is still our best protection against COVID-19, so anyone who has not yet had their vaccine or who is due their second dose is encouraged to come along and pop in for their jab.

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

“We’re proud to bring the Vaccinators on Tour back to Parker’s Piece this week, to offer the life-saving vaccination to even more people in Cambridge. We’ve already delivered more than 195,000 doses in the city, with more local residents coming forward for their vaccine every day.

“It’s easier than ever to get your vaccination, so if you haven’t had yours yet please get the jab now. Simply visit www.thevaccinators.co.uk to find a walk-in venue near you, or book your appointments online via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.”

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, said:

“The Vaccinators on Tour bus is a great initiative, and we’re driving home to our students why it’s important to visit Parker’s Piece for a jab at the start of the academic year. Getting vaccinated isn’t just for their own safety but also helps to protect their friends and the wider community.”