The Vaccinators are embarking on the next stage of their tour through Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with a brand new vaccinating tour bus.
The new tour bus is kicking off its route on Friday 6 August with stops at the Faizan-e-Madina Mosque and the Gladstone Park Community Centre in Peterborough. Over the coming weeks the bus will be taking the Vaccinators on Tour to a number of local venues. The upcoming tour bus dates can be viewed on www.thevaccinators.co.uk, with more stops being announced soon.
The bus, a partnership between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Stagecoach East and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust, with support from the Local Authorities, will be offering first and second doses of the vaccine to anyone aged 18+. Second doses are available to people who had their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 8 weeks ago.
Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the CCG and local GP, explains:
“We’re thrilled to announce the first stops for our new Vaccinators Tour Bus. We are proud of this partnership effort between the local NHS, the local authorities and Stagecoach East, which will help local residents get the vaccine close to their home or place of work.
“With the launch of the new bus we’re creating even more opportunities to walk in to get your vaccine at a time and place that suits you. Anyone aged 18 or over can visit the bus to get their jab – just bring a face covering and hop on!
“Whether you still need your first dose of the vaccine or you’re looking to have your second dose after at least 8 weeks have passed, there’s lots of walk-in clinics available across the area. Visit www.thevaccinators.co.uk to find a venue near you.”
Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director at CCS said: “We are delighted to be part of the Vaccinators on Tour initiative, a partnership effort taking our vaccinators on the road. The bus will join the centres already successfully delivering this life saving vaccination across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
"Millions of people are now benefiting from protection from the virus and this has contributed to dramatic falls in infections, hospitalisations and deaths across the country.
“Vaccines are extremely safe and effective and I’d encourage anyone who is eligible, to visit the bus and join the millions of people who have already had theirs.”