Cambridgeshire could get COVID vaccine bus

Cambridgeshire could be getting a vaccination bus to deliver Covid-19 jabs. 

Asked about the idea at the Local Outbreak and Engagement Board on Friday (April 30), the service director of Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, Adrian Chapman, said: “We are with our CCG colleagues just in the process of procuring a bus for that very purpose of taking vaccines to people”. 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group said it is unable to confirm any details at this stage. 

Suffolk received a mobile coronavirus vaccination bus in March which visits communities where the vaccine uptake is lower than the rest of the county.

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The Suffolk bus visits people from minority ethnic communities, those with certain disabilities and others who are vulnerable due to poor access to vaccination centres.

As well as making physical access easier, the Suffolk bus also has clinicians on board to answer patients’ questions and reassure anyone who has concerns about the vaccine.