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Large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk to offer walk in vaccinations to all eligible groups

Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk said:

“I am delighted to announce that from Saturday 27 November, the Attleborough vaccination centre will open to walk-ins for all eligible groups; with all other vaccination centres across Norfolk following suit from Monday 29 November. 

“This includes those aged 40-49 who recently became eligible for a booster six months after their second dose, and 16–17-year-olds not in at risk groups who can now access a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.  Anyone who would prefer a booked appointment can continue to book these via the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine”  

The large scale vaccination centres offering walk ins from the dates identified above and open 7 days a week are located at:

  • Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road, Harleston IP20 9AT
  • Connaught Hall, Station Rd, Attleborough NR17 2AS
  • Shakespeare Barn, King's Lynn Arts Centre, King Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1HA
  • Castle Quarter Shopping Centre, 100 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3DD
  • Beetley Ward, Dereham Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX (open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

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

“It’s great news that these vaccination centres are opening up to all eligible cohorts on a walk-in basis.  The vast majority of those being hospitalised with serious illness from Covid-19 are those who have not been vaccinated.  We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to arrange their vaccine or booster dose now. 

“Vaccines are the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones and reducing covid-related hospital admissions will help the NHS cope better during the winter months and reduce disruption to routine and planned care.”

Further information on walk-in vaccination services is available at https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/SiteList

It comes as latest published data shows that more than 280,000 people have now had a booster – this equates to around 67% of those currently eligible in Norfolk and Waveney.

The figures released yesterday by NHS England also reveal that 93% of people aged 18+ have had at least one vaccination and 90% have had two doses compared with national average of 91% and 86% respectively.

The area’s ongoing strong performance sees Norfolk and Waveney ranked 10th and 9th for 1st and second doses respectively out of 42 health and care systems in England.

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