West Cambridgeshire GP Federation are delivering Walk-in COVD Vaccinations at the Charles Hicks Medical Centre on the 17th and 18th of July!! We have capacity to vaccinate 1,000 per day!!! PLEASE NOTE: only disabled parking will be available on site. Please use alternative local car park.
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Update 15th June 2021
Papworth Surgery will shortly be withdrawing from the Covid-19 vaccination service. Our last clinic is on Saturday 19th June at the Charles Hicks Centre. Moving forward you will be able to book an appointment to have your second dose via the National Booking Service online at nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
You will be asked for your name, postcode and NHS number (patients can still book if they do not have this) and then you will be offered a choice of appointments at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites that are offering the same vaccine as you received for your first dose.
JCVI guidance recommends you receive your second dose between eight and 12 weeks after your first dose. However, if it has been over 12 weeks, you are still encouraged to book an appointment to receive your second dose to ensure you have maximum protection.
- Awaiting first dose?
Once eligible, patients will be invited by the National Booking Service to book an appointment at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
For people under 40 without other health conditions, it is currently advised that it is preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. You can find out further information in the latest patient information leaflet.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and protects you and those around you. It is the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history and has already saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of Covid-19. Please book your second dose today.
For further information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine
COVID-19 Vaccination programme – update 9th May 2021
We have vaccinated thousands of our patients and are so grateful to all of our staff and local volunteers whose hard work, support and dedication has enabled us to help deliver the vaccine to our patients who are most at risk of Covid-19.
The vaccine programme is now in Phase 2 which will focus on cohorts 10 -12 (ages 18 – 49). Whilst we will continue to provide second doses to our patients who received their first dose through the practice, we have taken the decision to opt out of offering vaccination services for Phase 2 cohorts to enable us to focus on our day-to-day GP services.
Patients in cohorts 10 – 12 (ages 18-49) will be invited for their vaccine via a text or letter from the National Booking Service and will be able to book an appointment online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119 at one of the local Vaccination Centres.
Patients awaiting their second doses are asked not to contact the practice – we will contact you when it is the right time to book your appointment.
Any patient aged 40 and over or in cohort 1-10 who has not yet received their vaccine can book online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.
Whether you have had the vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.
Further information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including frequently asked questions and patient information leaflets here https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme/.
COVID-19 Vaccination programme
We are delighted to advise that Huntingdon Primary Care Network (Acorn Surgery, Hicks Group Practice, Papworth Surgery and Priory Fields Surgery) have now started giving second doses of Covid vaccination to all eligible patients.
Please do NOT contact the Surgery regarding your second vaccination, unless you have been asked to do so, or unless you have received an invitation by text and have no access to the internet. We will contact you when it is your turn.
You might have to wait to have a vaccine, as every dose is needed to protect those at highest risk. You will be called in as soon as there is enough vaccine available. Please don’t contact us to seek a vaccine before then.
If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait. You can also find further information on the Covid-19 vaccine here.
Even after vaccination you must continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
Please be advised that because of supplying staff to the Covid vaccination clinics we are often operating with a reduced workforce of clinicians, so we may not have as many appointments available as usual.