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Norfolk and Waveney secures top of the leader board for COVID-19 vaccinations

The latest data from Gov.uk has revealed that vaccination team across Norfolk and Waveney are leading the way nationally in administering three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to its staff and the wider population.

Latest figures show that the East of England commissioning area was top of the leader board for administration of the three doses, having given 43,378 (78.9%) doses to the population.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have administered three doses (dose one and two COVID-19 vaccinations and booster) to 9,360 staff out of a total of 10,209. This equates to 91.7% of all staff. This is the highest percentage of all Trusts in the UK.

GP practices in the East of England have also performed very well administering three doses of the vaccine to 865 (90.9%) of the population, coming second place behind the South West Commissioning area which delivered three doses 2,723 (91.4%) to eligible groups.

Howard Martin, Director of Population Health Management and Health Inequalities at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

“Our vaccination teams across Norfolk and Waveney have successfully carried out the largest vaccination programme in the NHS history. Our teams have shown dedication and commitment on a daily basis and ensuring that are at the forefront for their communities.

“We know that the vaccination programme has been there to protect not only our communities but our loyal and hardworking staff.

“I want to thank all of our colleagues who have worked of the vaccination programme and to do those who continue to do so.”

Dr Anoop Dhesi, a local GP and Chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“This is fantastic and demonstrates how well we have all worked at as team to vaccinate everyone.

“Our GP colleagues have been integral to keeping people well during the pandemic and have played their part in vaccinating their local communities whilst ensuring their colleagues were fully vaccinated.  

“Our GPs across Norfolk and Waveney have demonstrated teamwork at its best.”

Vaccines remain our best defence against serious illness and hospitalisation from COVID-19. Vaccines help to:

  • reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19
  • reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19
  • protect against COVID-19 variants

There is still time to get to your COVID-19 vaccination either by booking an appointment or just simply turning up to one of our sites. Children from the age of five can their vaccination so for more information visit the national site: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/

Regular hand washing, wearing a face covering, using sanitiser stations and avoiding crowded spaces are all basic steps of infection prevention and control that we can all take to help stop the spread of germs and viruses.

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