People eligible for vaccination in East Norfolk and South Waveney will now have more locations to choose from when contacted to make their appointment.
In addition to the vaccination sites already operating from The Park Surgery in Great Yarmouth, James Paget Hospital in Gorleston and Kirkley Mill Surgery in Lowestoft, the Hayden Chemist based at Hayden House, Bridge Road, Lowestoft will join the COVID-19 vaccination programme from Thursday, 21 January 2021.
The NHS launches its first large vaccination centre in Norfolk today at the Castle Quarter shopping centre in Norwich as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.
The centre provides an additional option to the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.
Across Norfolk and Waveney and in line with the rest of the country, it continues to be a key priority to ensure that patients are safe and as well as possible and receive their COVID-19 vaccine in line with the priority list published by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
The Medicines Health Regulation Authority (MHRA) has now approved three COVID-19 vaccines; two of which are available and being used to vaccinate individuals.
From Friday 8 January, the GP sites will be acting as ‘primary care hubs’; vaccinating patients registered with their own practice as well as patients from other neighbouring practices.
Those who are most at risk from Covid-19 are being prioritised first; members of the public who are over 80 years-old, care home workers and a small number of ‘at risk’ frontline NHS staff.