Our large-scale Covid vaccination centre at City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich NR2 1NH will be closed on Sunday 13th November for the annual Remembrance wreath laying ceremony which takes place in the heart of Norwich’s historic city centre.
The vaccination centre will be open as normal during the rest of the week to enable all those eligible to access their vital vaccination or booster jabs.
People aged 50+, carers, pregnant women, and frontline health and social care workers are all eligible for their autumn booster and can walk into one of our five large-scale Covid vaccination sites across Norfolk and Waveney.
In addition, those who are immunosuppressed or a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed can also choose to walk-in for their autumn booster, bringing with them a GP or consultant letter, or prescription that identifies their immunosuppressed status.
Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, explained:
“Vaccines remain our best line of defence against Covid-19, and we’ve administered more than 1.5 million doses so far as part of the largest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history.
“It’s never been easier to get your autumn booster and I’d strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to have it as soon as possible to maximise your protection this winter.
“I’d also like to remind anyone who is yet to have their first or second dose that it’s not too late. You can also walk-in to any of our large-scale vaccination sites or alternatively, if preferred, you can also book an appointment online via the National Booking Service or by ringing 119 free of charge.”
Around 26 million people across England are eligible for an autumn booster in line with guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). This includes:
- residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- frontline health and social care workers
- all adults aged 50 years and over
- persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, as set out in the Green Book – this includes pregnant women
- persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
- persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers, as set out in the Green Book
Anyone who would prefer a booked appointment can continue to book via the National Booking Service (NBS) or by ringing 119 free of charge (as long as it has been three months since their last dose).
Our vaccination sites are open seven days a week from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and some evenings until 7.30 pm. Further information including later evening openings is available at www.thevaccinators.co.uk
Those who have recently recovered from Covid should still come forward for their vaccination as having had the virus does not give the same levels of protection.
Anyone over 18 and those aged 5-17 who are in a clinical risk group (or live with someone who is immunosuppressed) who have had Covid will need to wait four weeks before being vaccinated, or 12 weeks for those aged 5 to 17.
Norfolk large-scale vaccination centres
Our large-scale vaccination centres are open seven days a week from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and late evenings at some of the following locations:
- Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road, Harleston IP20 9AT
- Connaught Hall, Station Rd, Attleborough NR17 2AS
- Norwich City Council HQ, St Peters Street, Norwich NR2 1NH (closed on 13th November)
- Shakespeare Barn, King’s Lynn Arts Centre, King Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1HA (only open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 4.00 pm and on Tuesdays from 8.30am to 7.30pm)
Information on evening openings is available here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics