Sandie reassured local people worried about being overlooked for vaccine appointments or falling off any list.
She told Breakfast presenter Dotty McLeod that it was understandable that people were anxious they didn’t miss out on the jab.
But she said it was early days as the second approved vaccine has only just arrived. So hospitals and GPs are just gearing up for the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine which is a lot more convenient to get to people.
How people will get their invitation
People will be called up for the Covid-19 vaccination in the usual way they hear from their GP.
So if you checked the box for the surgery to contact you by text, you will get a text.
But if you usually hear from your GP by phone or letter that’s how you will be contacted.
If you work in health and social care, you may hear directly from your employer - in the same way you would for your annual flu jab.
Praise for local roll-out plans
Sandie also praised the local plans and the way different parts of the health system and the local authorities are working together.
“There are going to be large new centres coming, where NHS staff are being redeployed to deliver the vaccine. So we are going to see a huge mobilisation.
“At the same time we have to remember that the NHS is also battling another wave of the virus with people in hospital. So they have to fight on both fronts.
“But the plans are really good here in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. So people just need to be patient. We’re asking for updates all the time – so there will be more information coming.”