Your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine programme

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has now opened up to everyone aged 5 and over. Spring boosters are rolling out to people aged 75+, those in care homes and people who are immunosuppressed.
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Last updated: 20 May 2022 

For the latest information on the Covid-19 vaccine roll out - click here to visit the NHS website.

Who can get Covid-19 vaccinations?

  • Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Some people are eligible for a 3rd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine because they have or had a severely weakened immune system.
  • Everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

Spring booster jab

People aged 75+, care home residents and those with a weakened immune system are now being called to book an additional spring Covid-19 booster vaccine.

You should be offered an appointment around 6 months (and not before 3 months) since your last dose of vaccine.

If you are eligible for a spring booster, please wait to be invited by the NHS. 

Find out how to get a Covid-19 vaccination

Tell us about your Covid vaccinations

We are working closely with the local NHS as they roll out the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. And helping them make sure they get their messages for local people right. 

Please tell us about your experience of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. We will be sharing your feedback with the local NHS to help them deliver the vaccine and protect  people.  

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Where to get your Covid-19 vaccination

Get your Covid-19 jab at a local walk-in clinic. You only need to bring a face covering along.

You don't need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to use this service. 

National Booking Service

You can also book first, second, third jab and booster appointments via the National Booking Service.

by calling 119.  You can also cancel appointments and rebook them.

You must be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

Local GP-led Vaccination Centre

Some local GP practices are working together to provide vaccinations to local people.

If your GP service is providing this service, then you will be able to book an appointment by invitation. This invitation will also be open to 16 and 17 year olds. 

Find out if your GP practice is part of a group that is currently vaccinating by visiting this local NHS website.

Booster vaccines for housebound people

Booster vaccines to housebound people are being undertaken by a number of providers. If you are registered as housebound with your GP practice, you should soon be contacted by the NHS. 

If you have become housebound since you received your second dose you should let your GP know. Your GP will be able to make a note on your patient record to say you are now housebound.

The local NHS will then know to contact you to offer you a booster vaccination within your home.

Vaxxi Taxi - help getting to a Covid-19 vaccination appointment

There are a number of community transport schemes and taxi firms available to help with transport to vaccination appointments.

Is the Covid vaccine safe?

In the UK there are several different types of Covid-19 vaccines in use.

The vaccines have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) after going through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. 

Once approved, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) considers vaccine safety, efficacy and looks at the impact and cost effectiveness of immunisation plans.

This independent group of experts advises the Government health departments on the best way to get these vaccines to the public and considers who should receive the vaccines first.

Reporting serious side effects

Like all medicines, Covid-19 vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short-term, and not everyone gets them. Even if you do have symptoms after the first dose, you still need to have the second dose.

Very common side effects include: 

  • a painful, heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm where you had your injection
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • general aches, or mild flu like symptoms

Feeling feverish is not uncommon for two to three days, but a high temperature is unusual and may indicate you have Covid-19 or another infection. 

You can report suspected side effects to the MHRA via their via the official yellow card reporting scheme. 

Report side effects

Show you're vaccinated with the NHS Covid Pass

The NHS Covid Pass shows your Covid-19 vaccination details or test results and lets you share them in a secure way.

You can download a digital copy or request a status letter. 

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