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Where can I get a walk-in Covid booster jab in Peterborough?

Concerns have been raised about the ease of booking a Covid booster jab in Peterborough.
The Covid jab centre at Queensgate is to offer walk-in booster doses

During the latest Healthwatch meeting last week (October 28) one woman said they tried to ring their GP surgery to book an appointment for their booster shot but they were told this has to come from the national network. 

She said: “I eventually did get an invite from the NHS to book my booster and I got my jab. It all went okay.

"But I kept getting reminders from my surgery asking me to book a jab. Surely this information should be updated and coordinated with the two networks?” 

Another person said: “People are still expecting to hear from their GP about a booster jab appointment – there’s a lot of confusion.

"It’s particularly affecting Lincolnshire clinics but also impacting people in Barnack, Ufford and Helpston.  

“People need clarity on where to go and how to book an appointment for a Covid booster.” 

One person asked when “walk-in booster jabs are going to start in Peterborough".

And another attendee said: "The demerging of the Octagon GP surgeries in Peterborough is also possibly having an impacting on the Covid booster appointments as they have had issues booking and getting information from the surgeries.” 

But another member of the public who recently had her booster jab told the meeting that the NHS website was very helpful to understand who was eligible for a booster and when and where they can take it. 

Meanwhile the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has confirmed boosters are now being given at some walk-in vaccination sites with no appointment needed starting from this week.

It comes as the NHS aims to ramp up jabs uptake ahead of a “challenging” winter.  

The NHS delivered a record number of boosters last week, figures show. 

Around 1.6m coronavirus booster jabs were given out – the highest weekly total yet. 

So far more than 8m booster jabs have been delivered across the UK, including 820,000 since Friday. 

So far over the CCG has delivered over 1.3 million first and second doses (combined) in our area including 634,466 second doses delivered in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough until October 24.

From Monday, anyone eligible who had their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine at least six months ago can turn up at one of hundreds of jabs sites across England to get their top-up. 

The following people are eligible for a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine 182 days after their second vaccine dose: 

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults 

  • all adults aged 50 years or over 

  • frontline health and social care workers, including those who work in residential and nursing homes for older adults 

  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19, and adult carers 

  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals 

People are advised to use the NHS online walk-in finder to check where their nearest centre is. 

The following walk-in options are available for people in Peterborough  who are in one of the eligible groups for the booster vaccine: 

  • Werrington Surgery - Friday November 5, 9am-12pm (or until supplies last) 
  • The Old Next Shop, Queensgate Shopping Centre - From November 6,  daily 8.30am-4pm, seven days a week, Thursdays 8.30am-7.30pm 

You can still book your Covid-19 vaccination appointments online or by calling 119.