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Nine new GP surgeries offering Covid vaccines in Cambridgeshire – Cambridgeshire Live

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Patients from GP surgeries across the county will start to be invited for Covid-19 vaccinations this week.

Practices in St Ives, Huntingdon and Papworth are the latest in Cambridgeshire to begin offering the Covid-19 vaccine, it was announced today (January 14).

The nine new practices will join those already delivering the vaccine across the county. Practices in Wisbech, Ely, St Neots and South Peterborough are already taking part in the biggest immunisation programme in the NHS’s history.

Seven medical practices in Cambridge are also set to join the programme from Saturday (January 16).

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Local residents aged over 80, or in other priority groups, will be vaccinated first, alongside care home residents and staff.

Vaccinations are being coordinated by GP-led Primary Care Networks, with patients invited to one dedicated vaccination hub. This might not necessarily be at their usual GP practice.

The practices around Huntingdon which will start vaccinating residents are:

Dr Blake, a GP at Priory Fields Surgery in Huntingdon, said, “We are delighted to support the biggest and most highly anticipated national immunisation campaign in history by vaccinating and protecting our vulnerable local residents against Covid-19.

“We are working hard with other local GP practices, getting ready to deliver the vaccinations to those most at risk from Covid-19.”

In St Ives, the GP surgeries starting to vaccinate patients this week are:

The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.

Dr Emma Gayton, GP Partner at Grove Medical Practice and Clinical Director for St Ives Primary Care Network said: “Please do not call the GP practice to book, we will contact you.

“If you are invited to book an appointment, we would encourage you to take this opportunity up.

“When you attend your appointment, you will need to follow social distancing guidance, bring and wear a face mask or visor, and follow hand hygiene guidance. These steps help to save lives.

“We want to reassure patients that our GP practices will remain open and if you have any medical concerns you should contact us as usual.”