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King’s Lynn Covid-19 vaccination centre is on the move

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn closes on Friday 20 August and is moving down the road to Shakespeare Barn, St George’s Courtyard, King Street PE30 1EU.

Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s large scale vaccination centres explained:

“As the Corn Exchange opens to the public again, our fantastic vaccination team will continue to deliver jabs to anyone over 16 years of age from the King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Council’s premises at Shakespeare Barn, St George’s Courtyard on King Street.

“There will be a short interim period during week commencing Monday 23 August where vaccinations will be delivered from a mobile vaccination bus parked in the Tuesday Market Place car park, whilst installation of equipment and infrastructure is completed in the Barn. No booked appointments are scheduled next week so this will only affect walk-in patients.  Anyone with a booked appointment at the Corn Exchange thereafter should attend Shakespeare Barn.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the Council and everyone at the Corn Exchange for letting us use their beautiful building whilst it was closed to public events, and for the exceptional support they have provided since our vaccination centre opened on 1 February 2021.”

Cath Byford, Chief Nurse, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group said: 

“Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against COVID-19.

“Every single vaccination is important and is making a difference. It’s incredibly easy for people to get jabbed now and I’d like to remind everyone that vaccinations are our best chance of getting back to doing the things we enjoy most”.

Due to an event in King’s Lynn on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August 2021, the King’s Lynn Vaccination Centre will not be open.  Anyone with a booked appointment has already been contacted and their appointment was rearranged for the previous weekend.

The Vaccination Centre at Shakespeare Barn will continue to deliver booked appointments, and operate as a walk-in venue  with no appointment needed, from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm seven days a week; and on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.  Parking will continue to be available at the Tuesday Market Place. 

If you have it, please take with you your NHS number 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!

People can book their vaccination appointment via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119

Or access information on a range of vaccination walk-in clinics across Norfolk and Waveney here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics


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