The Grafton NHS Vaccination Centre
The Grafton welcomes the first of the large NHS Vaccination Centres in Cambridge on Thursday, 28th January 2021 as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history, with more centres being rolled out in the coming weeks. The life-saving jab will initially be offered to people aged 80 and over (widening to other age groups in the coming weeks), along with health and care staff.
The centre will be located at Unit 30 (next to H&M) which is on the ground floor of The Grafton Shopping Centre and provides an additional option to the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across Cambridgeshire.
Letters are being sent out by the national booking service initially to people aged 80 and over (widening to other age groups in the coming weeks) who live up to a 45-minute drive from the Centre, inviting them to book an appointment either online or over the phone.
If anyone has already received a jab since the letter was sent out or would prefer to wait to be invited to attend a hospital or GP service, they can simply ignore it.
Customers are being advised not to contact the NHS to seek a vaccine; they will contact you. When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointment. Appointments are staggered to allow for physical distancing and people are urged not to turn up early to avoid queues.
Please do not attend The Grafton’s vaccination centre if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.
How to find The Grafton’s vaccination centre
The vaccination centre is located in Unit 30 (next to H&M) on the ground floor, at The Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS. The closest entrances to Unit 30 are on Wellington Street and Crispin Street (next to the bus interchange). Entrances on Napier Street and North Service Yard will not be open. Access via the Fitzroy Street entrance is possible but is the furthest away from the vaccination centre.
Who will deliver vaccinations?
The Department for Health and Social Care recently changed legislation to allow a wider group of people than usual to administer vaccines, including more health care professionals as well as others who have completed the clinical training needed to administer vaccines.
Priority groups determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI)
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
For further information or to find out about other Covid-19 vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – available by appointment only – click here.