Young people who are off school this week can pop in at any time – no appointment necessary. Although this is a great opportunity particularly for those aged 12-15, anyone who is eligible and aged 12+ is welcome – people do not need to bring ID, and they do not need to know their NHS number. Teenagers aged 12-15 are asked to bring a parent or carer to the vaccination clinic.
Since those aged 12-15 became eligible for one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, nearly 30,000 young people in this age group have already had their vaccine in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. With the offer of the second dose open since December last year, around 30% of all those aged 12-15 in the area have now been double-vaccinated.
Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:
“Since those aged 12-15 became eligible to get the vaccine, we’ve seen a great response with nearly a third of all young people already double-jabbed. We want to make sure no young person gets left behind, so we’re making it easier than ever to get the vaccine by offering these brilliant pop-up clinics during half-term.
“Please remember it’s never too late to get your jab. Our friendly vaccination teams will be delighted to see you, no matter what dose you’re due for. If you’d rather book an appointment than visit a walk-in site, you can still book your vaccination online or by calling 119.”
The full range of pop-up clinics in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, as well as a number of daily clinics that operate seven days a week, can be found on the Vaccinators on Tour website via www.thevaccinators.co.uk. Appointments can also be booked at a number of sites via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or over the phone via 119.