Phase three of the national vaccination programme roll out is now underway across Norfolk and Waveney. A third covid booster vaccination will be offered to eligible groups from next week in line with national and JCVI guidance.
The following people will be contacted by the NHS or their local GP practice and offered a booster (third) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks, in the same cohort order as the initial vaccination programme.
Covid Protect - a local NHS and social care initiative to protect Norfolk and Waveney’s most vulnerable patients at the onset of the pandemic - is in the national spotlight and flying high with six prestigious award nominations.
The pioneering innovation has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2021 Health Service Journal Awards, British Medical Journal Awards and the General Practice Awards. These accolades - spanning a range of categories and disciplines - are recognised as the most significant and influential in heralding outstanding achievement across the sectors of medicine, health and care.
Responding to the publication of the Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board independent review, Melanie Craig, chief executive of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:
“No one can read the report without being shocked and saddened. My thoughts are with Ben’s family and the families of the other patients named. The care these three vulnerable people received fell well below what they had a right and expectation to receive.
The local health and care system has today sent direct text messages to around 40,000 unvaccinated people across Norfolk and Waveney, advising them to get protected from Covid before the onset of winter.
The latest published data shows that 93% of people in Norfolk and Waveney have had one vaccine dose and 86% have now had two doses. This sees Norfolk and Waveney remaining in the top ten performing health and care systems in England (42 total) for the number of vaccinations given.