The new center will open on Monday, October 18, and the existing centers at the East of England Showground and the City Care Center are expected to close.
Peterborough’s vaccination rates are far behind UK rates, and it is hoped that having a clinic open in the city center will allow more people to protect themselves against COVID at the onset of the colder winter months.
Mike Passfield, Director of Clinical Operations for Large Scale Vaccination Centers run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to announce that our new vaccination center will open in the former Next store in Queensgate Center on Monday, October 18, 2021. A vaccination clinic located in this prime position in central Peterborough will provide local populations with easier access to vaccines.
“We know from the feedback we have received that some people have had difficulty accessing our current vaccination center at the Peterborough City Care Center due to lack of parking. Likewise, some people who do not have access to their own transport have found it difficult to access the location of the East of England Showground. We will therefore close these two sites when the more accessible clinic in Queensgate opens.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our fabulous immunization staff for their continued commitment and everyone at the East of England Showground and Peterborough City Care Center for their support over many months which has helped thousands of people to receive their vaccines. and has been protected against Covid-19. We look forward to continuing to deliver thousands of additional vaccines to the Queensgate Center starting October 18, 2021. ”
The Queensgate Shopping Center Vaccination Clinic will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with longer clinics open every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dr Gary Howsam, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:
“The new vaccination center will help people get vaccinated right in the heart of Peterborough. Having the vaccine is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves and those we love.
“Anyone aged 16 and over is eligible to receive their first and second dose of the vaccine at our large-scale vaccination sites, either by going to a clinic – without an appointment – or by making an appointment. through the national reservation system. Those who are eligible for a callback must make an appointment through the national reservation system. Booster vaccines are not accessible without an appointment.
“We make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccine and our friendly immunization teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. They can also provide additional support if you are nervous or anxious, just speak to a member of the team at one of our vaccination sites and let them know what you need to feel relaxed and up to date. comfortable.
The last day of vaccine delivery to the two existing vaccination centers in Peterborough which takes into account all the appointments already made are:
East of England Showground: Sunday October 17, 2021
Peterborough City Care Center: Sunday November 7, 2021
When you go for the vaccine, if you have it, please bring your NHS number to help the vaccination team register quickly. But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or aren’t registered with a local GP / doctor, you can still get the shot.
You DO NOT need to show any identification (ID) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and you do not need to give your full name or address. It doesn’t matter if you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you’ve been here or how long you plan to stay.
Before your vaccination, don’t forget to hydrate yourself (bring bottled water with you) and to eat something before coming!