Vaccination programme

The NHS will be starting to vaccinate the most at-risk groups, including over-80s and social care workers in the hospital hubs, when we have the vaccines in place.

The NHS will be starting to call people who fall into the priority groups over the coming weeks to book appointments.

Over the coming weeks we will be extending deliveries to local vaccination services, and we hope that later this month the MHRA will allow batches to be split, meaning that vaccination teams can go into care homes to vaccinate those who can’t go to other services.

You can really help the NHS deliver this effectively to those who need it most. Our asks are:     

  1. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then;
  3. Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
  5. And of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives. 

If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait

Your appointment will be at:

Peterborough City Hospital

Edith Cavell Campus        
Bretton Gate        

Please park in Car Park A on arrival to the site – all car parks are signposted. This is a patient and visitor car park so please park furthest away from the hospital building to allow easier access for others. Your parking ticket will be validated to provide free parking when you leave the clinic.

Access to the vaccine clinic will not be through the main entrance. Please go to the left of the main entrance, towards the haematology unit and opposite Car Park E there will be a separate entrance for you to enter closer to the clinic – this will be signposted from the outside of the hospital.   

Please do not arrive early for your vaccination as we have to maintain social distancing and need to keep queues to a minimum. Please wear a mask at all times when inside the hospital and use the hand sanitiser when coming in and out.

Following your vaccine, if you are driving you will have to wait for 15 minutes. There will be socially distanced seating if required.

Please leave the site promptly as this will maintain flow and avoid traffic issues on site.

I am pregnant and have been offered a COVID-19 vaccination. What are my options? 

Vaccination is being offered to pregnant women at the same time as the rest of the population, based on age and clinical risk. For more information, click here.

The COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK have been shown to be effective and to have a good safety profile. The early COVID-19 vaccines do not contain organisms that can multiply in the body, so they cannot infect an unborn baby in the womb. For more information, click here.

Fertility and pre-conception Covid-19 vaccine advice

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists released a press statement which states that claims of any effect of Covid-19 vaccination on fertility are speculative and not supported by any data. They state there is no biologically plausible mechanism by which current vaccines would cause any impact on women’s fertility. Amongst women who have been vaccinated, no evidence is available to suggest any fertility problems.

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020, advises that women do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination.