Almost half of people aged over the age of 70 in Norfolk and Waveney have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, newly released figures show.
According to data published today by NHS England and NHS Improvement 47% of people aged over 70 in Norfolk and Waveney have received two doses of the life-saving vaccine.
The Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership has joined forces with Norse Group to launch a mobile vaccination bus service.
From today, a mobile vaccination team bus will visit specially chosen sites across Norfolk and Waveney; vaccinating people in areas where vaccine uptake has been lower than average or where virus transmission rates remain high.
People over the age of 45 are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as the NHS vaccination programme continues to make strong progress.
Thanks to the thousands of people involved, the NHS has now offered vaccines to everyone aged 50 and over as well as millions of health and social care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk across the country, and delivered over 27 million first doses.
A key focus of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Norfolk and Waveney is to make it easy for people to get vaccinated and to ensure no one is left behind. Reaching out to some of our more vulnerable communities continues to be a vital part of the programme.
Roving vaccination teams have been working with homeless charities and organisations across the county to ensure individuals who are homeless are offered and receive their first and second doses. GP practices have worked tirelessly across Norfolk and Waveney to set up clinics ‘on the go’ to vaccinate individuals at hostels and other settings.