Working with Greater Peterborough Network, the GP Federation in the Peterborough system, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the local authorities are now organising a series of walk-in clinics delivering thousands of doses next weekend to boost the programme in the area.
The NHS is encouraging everyone who is eligible in Peterborough to get the jab as soon as possible. To get the vaccine people can book online via www.nhs.uk/coronavirus, call 119, or simply drop in at the Thomas Walker Surgery any time between 8am and 8pm on Saturday, 19 June and Sunday, 20 June.
These new walk-in clinics are being organised in addition to vaccination services at five other vaccination sites offering bookable slots across the city, including the existing vaccination centre at the Thomas Walker Surgery.
Commenting on the new walk-in clinics, the CCG’s Clinical Chair Dr Gary Howsam said:
“We know the COVID-19 vaccination is our best protection against Coronavirus, so we want to help everyone who is eligible in Peterborough get their vaccine. We understand how many residents need to fit their jabs in around other commitments - and getting vaccinated becomes so much easier when you can drop into somewhere close to home, work, or even while you’re out doing the shopping.
“If you’d rather get a date in the diary, you can still book your vaccination appointments online via www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 if you do not use the internet.”
Local residents only need to bring proof of identity and a face covering with them to the walk-in clinics. Although it will help NHS staff process patients quickly if they also bring their NHS number, people can still drop by if they do not have or do not know their NHS number.