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Extra Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinics opened in Norwich with no appointment needed

Extra clinics offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been put on in Norwich and are available on a walk-in basis, no appointment needed.

People aged 18 and over are being encouraged to attend the clinics being run by Pharmacy2U at 19 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich NR1 1DU.

Extra clinics have been added for the site today, tomorrow and Friday from 8.30am – 7pm each day.

No appointment is required to get the jab with people just needing to turn up. Both first and second doses are available.

A spokesperson for NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, which is overseeing the vaccination programme in the area, said: “Walk-in appointments provide a quick and convenient way to get your vaccine. 

“The vaccines are safe and effective and offer the best protection against COVID-19. There has never been a more important time to get your vaccine, it not only protects you and your family but also your friends and those around you.”

For further details about walk-in vaccine opportunities in Norfolk and Waveney visit: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics

If you have it, please take your NHS number with you to your vaccination appointment to help the vaccination team book you in quickly (please see here).   But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP / local doctor, you can still get vaccinated. 

You do NOT need to show identification (ID) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and you do not need to give your full name or address.  It does not matter whether you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you have been here or how long you expect to stay. 

Before your vaccination:  Don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

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Notes to Editors:

Comprehensive information about the local vaccination programme, including information in languages others than English, can be found here:  https://norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid/covid-vaccinations

According to the most recent data published by NHS England and NHS Improvement  92% of people aged over 18 in Norfolk and Waveney have received their first dose, putting us eighth out of the 42 health and care systems in England. Some 88% of adults in England have received their first dose.

Some 78% of people aged over 16 in Norfolk and Waveney have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 62% of adults in England. This puts us fourth out of the 42 health and care systems for second doses.

Almost a 1.5 million doses of vaccine (1,422,534) have been given in Norfolk and Waveney. In the week to 1 August, 23,623 doses were given of which 2,989 were first doses and 20,634 were second doses. 

Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against COVID-19.  The vaccine has been tested by scientists and researchers world-wide and every vaccine has gone through thorough checks.

Appointments can be booked through the national booking service by visiting nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or telephoning 119. When invited, people can book at one of the vaccination centre, pharmacy or general practice sites that are available through the national booking service.

Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’, including a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment.

If you can’t find an appointment at a vaccination site close to where you live please keep checking the national booking system for the latest local vaccination slots as these are being regularly updated. Please do not contact your local GP practice. You will be contacted when it’s the right time.

For walk-in vaccine opportunities at various venues across Norfolk and Waveney please visit: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics

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