The Covid booster rollout is set to be extended over the coming weeks in a bid to vaccinate more people in response to the new Omicron variant of the virus.
But the forthcoming changes announced by the Government earlier this week are yet to take effect across England and local people are reminded that the NHS is still only able to provide boosters to those aged 40+ at six months after their second dose.
The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney has announced that visiting on inpatient wards will remain suspended for the next two weeks.
The restrictions affect all local hospitals and trusts with inpatient wards, with the exception of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s acute mental health wards, until Monday 13 December.
Following the Prime Minister's national announcement on 30 November, local GP practices and NHS vaccination clinics are awaiting further clinical and operational guidance from NHS England BEFORE the changes to eligibility for booster vaccinations can be implemented.
Please note: Until the new clinical guidance is in place we can only currently provide booster vaccinations to those who had their second dose six months ago and are:
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.