Large scale vaccination centre launched at East of England Arena
Please see the following announcement from the NHS
The NHS launches a new large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre on Tuesday 16 February 2021, as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.
The centre will be located at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough.
The centre provides an additional option to the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust large scale vaccination centres already delivering vaccines at the Grafton Shopping Centre, Cambridge; the City Care Centre, Peterborough; the Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon; the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech; the Indoor Bowls Centre Cambridge; and the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.
Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which is co-ordinating delivery of the large vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough said:
“We are delighted to be launching an additional large vaccination centre at the Arena and Events Centre at the East of England Showground Peterborough; joining the centres already successfully delivering this life saving vaccination. Further centres will roll out in the coming weeks.”
“The centres are capable of delivering thousands of vaccines a week and provide a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most as quickly as possible.
“We’d like to say an enormous thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers for their incredible hard work, and also to colleagues at the East of England Arena for letting us use their premises for this vital vaccination programme.”
People aged 65 and over can now book a vaccination by going online at:
Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. Please do not contact the venue directly they will not be able to assist you.
We’d encourage everyone to book an appointment when they receive a letter but if anyone has already received a jab since the letter was sent out please disregard it.
Dr Gary Howsam, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Chair and local GP added:
“NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as providing vital services for people who need our care.
“When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointment. Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are urged not to turn up early to avoid queues.
“It is vital that you do not attend the vaccination centres if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.”
“I urge people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to continue following all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and always remembering ‘hands, face and space’.”
How to find the East of England Arena and Events Centre
Peterborough PE2 6XE
(to find the Centre using sat nav, use PE2 6HE)
The Arena and Events Centre/Vaccination Centre will be signposted from the venue’s main gates. Enter the Showground via gate 14.
For full details on how to find the Centre visit: https://eastofenglandarena.com/visitors/getting-here/