This Newsletter has been produced by the Petersfield COVID-19 Network. It is intended to help and inform Petersfield residents, especially those who are unable to leave their homes because of Government restrictions.
If you know someone who would like to receive the paper version of this newsletter, please ask them to contact Romsey Mill via phone or via post: Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ (you do not need a stamp if you add “FREEPOST CB1067”) or call 07933 671101.
Romsey Mill can also offer assistance by putting you in contact with volunteers, who can help collecting shopping and medication.
If you have information which would be of benefit to other residents in Petersfield please contact Romsey Mill with details and we will consider using it in future newsletters.
For all residents experiencing other Covid related issues (e.g. needing help while they isolate, or experiencing financial hardship support) speak to a member of the customer services team at Cambridge City Council. Telephone 01223 458780 or contact Simon.Aslett@cambridge.gov.uk or complete an online help request form here https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Between 24 and 30 June 2021, 344 people had a confirmed positive test result. This is a 134% increase from the previous week. There were 13 cases in Petersfield from 18 – 25 June. Between 13-20 June, the number of hospital admissions (CUH) for Covid-19 was 5. 4. There were 0 deaths
Vaccinations in Cambridge
Despite the current higher than national average infection rate in Cambridge, the percentage of the population who have received the vaccine remains very low. Nationally, 85% have received the first dose compared with less than 60% in Cambridge and nationally 62% have had the second dose compared with 34% in Cambridge.
In an attempt to improve the situation, a number of walk-in vaccination centres are being set up for those over-18s who have not yet received both doses of the vaccine. (Details overleaf)
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine
The rapid rise in infections in the city means that everyone eligible should get their vaccinations as soon as possible. More than half the current infections are in the 18-24 age group.
The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose.
To get your vaccine you can:
- Attend one of the walk-in centres, where an appointment is not necessary. ( see below)
- book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy or call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.
- wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them.
Booking your 2nd dose
You’ll need to book a 2nd dose for 8 to 12 weeks after your 1st dose.
- If you have your 1st dose at a walk-in vaccination site, you can book your 2nd COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or call 119. You’ll need to wait 24 hours after your 1st dose before you can book.
- If you book online, you’ll be asked to book appointments for both doses. You can manage your COVID-19 vaccination appointments to view your appointments and rebook if you need to.
- If you have your 1st dose through your GP surgery, you’ll be contacted when it’s time to book your 2nd dose.
Walk-in Centres in Cambridge
Several walk-in centres will be set up during the weekend of 10/11 July, including:
- Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catherine’s Road, Arbury CB4 3XJ
- Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ
For a second dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine:
- The Grafton Centre (CB1 1DB) is open from 9am – 3pm daily and from 5.30pm – 7.30pm daily until Aug 1st.
- Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club (Logan’s Way, Cambridge CB4 1BL) from 9am – 3pm daily until August 1st
For a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, please call 119.