Across Norfolk and Waveney and in line with the rest of the country, it continues to be a key priority to ensure that patients are safe and as well as possible and receive their COVID-19 vaccine in line with the priority list published by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
The Medicines Health Regulation Authority (MHRA) has now approved three COVID-19 vaccines; two of which are available and being used to vaccinate individuals.
From Friday 8 January, the GP sites will be acting as ‘primary care hubs’; vaccinating patients registered with their own practice as well as patients from other neighbouring practices.
Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 are being prioritised first; members of the public who are over 80 years-old, care home workers and a small number of ‘at risk’ frontline NHS staff.
Almost 40% of all people over the age of 80 living in Norfolk and Waveney have received their first vaccination against COVID-19.
It comes as the number of people vaccinated in the area approaches 30,000.
The statement below is from the Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF)
We can all do our bit this New Year to curb Covid and ease pressures on the NHS, Norfolk’s leaders said today, in the face of rising case numbers.