The walk-in centres will be in the Grafton Centre, the Guildhall, and the Meadows Community CentreJoshua Hoehne/UNSPLASH

Cambridge city council has announced new walk-in vaccination centres that will open over the course of this week. 

The centres will be made available to individuals aged 18 and over, and will be administering either the first or second vaccination dose without an appointment. 

The city council has worked alongside the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners to organise walk-in vaccinations at the Grafton Centre, the Guildhall, and Meadows Community Centre. 

In a press release, the city council stressed that the rising COVID-19 cases in Cambridge make it “even more important” for citizens to get vaccinated. The city council also referenced the latest government statistics, which suggest that roughly 350 per 100,000 people in Cambridge are positive for COVID-19.

Robert Pollock, Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council, said: “I strongly urge everyone over 18 to grab a jab. There are additional walk-in locations for anyone over 18 to get Pfizer and over 40 to get AstraZeneca this weekend at the Guildhall or Meadows.

“Infection levels are getting very high amongst younger age groups and students so please help to spread the word,” Pollock continued. 

Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council, stated: “Along with getting vaccinated, face coverings protect the people around you and cut their and your risk of joining those with ‘Long Covid’ or over 128,000 who have died.”


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Herbert added that the number of cases in Cambridge is currently “unacceptably high”, and stated that “now is definitely not the time to stop wearing masks in public indoor environments like shops, or while entering pubs and restaurants, or in busy outdoor queues or overcrowded places.”

This comes following the recent news that Cambridge’s low vaccination rates and high COVID-19 cases may present a “double risk” to citizens.   

More information on the opening times of the walk-in vaccination centres can be found on the Cambridge city council website.