COVID-19 vaccination site ready to move
NHS staff are working hard to prepare for the move from City Hall to Castle Quarter for Norwich’s large vaccination centre.
COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be available at City Hall until Monday 31 January. A new centre will open in Castle Quarter from Thursday 2 February.
All clinics at Castle Quarter will have the same timings as they currently do at City Hall; Thursday – Monday 9am until 4pm.
The new centre will be a lot more than just a vaccination centre. This is the start of a new initiative where NHS Norfolk and Waveney, working with partner organisations will open Vaccine and Health and Care Wellbeing Hubs to support health and care in local communities.
These new Health and Care Wellbeing Hubs will continue the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccinations, but they will also offer access to wider health support, lifestyle and wellbeing advice, and welfare support services to ensure our local communities can access even more health and care services in more of a one stop shop.
Our Health and Care Wellbeing Hubs will also work closely with our WOW Bus (Wellbeing on Wheels) which travels across Norfolk and Waveney reaching those who do not access health in the traditional ways.
Dr Frankie Swords, Executive Medical Director, NHS Norfolk and Waveney said:
“The COVID-19 vaccination programme has been hugely successful across Norfolk and Waveney. Thank you to all who have been involved; this success is down to your hard work and commitment to ensure our local communities have been and continue to be protected.
“I am delighted that we can continue to support local people to have their vaccinations, and at our new centre in Castle Quarter, we will soon be able to offer a whole range of other health and care support that is meaningful to them at the same time, with more wellness hubs planned to come online over the coming months.
“In the meantime, for those who haven’t had their latest COVID-19 vaccination booster, please do come forward as soon as you can.”
Kate Keeling, Associate Director of Immunisation & Health Inclusion, NHS Norfolk and Waveney said:
“We are so thankful to all our colleagues, staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly at City Hall to deliver the COVID-19 programme.
“Our Health and Care Wellbeing Hubs will continue to provide the COVID-19 vaccination as well as other health and care services which we hope to offer in the coming months.
“We continue to urge people to take up the offer of the vaccine as soon as they are called forward. People who are eligible should book without delay when they are invited by the NHS either by booking through the NHS website calling 119.
“I want to also take this opportunity to remind those eligible to also come forward for their flu vaccination and get protected for the winter months.”
The first hub at Castle Quarter will be available from Thursday 2nd February.
You can book an appointment for a first, second or booster vaccination through the National Booking Service:
- Telephone 119 (free), between 7am and 11pm seven days a week
If you prefer to attend a walk-in site, a list of sites can be found here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/. These sites are updated regularly so please keep checking back for more locations.
Those currently eligible to receive a booster vaccine – three months after their second dose are listed here. For more information about the COVID-19 Autumn Booster visit: https://improvinglivesnw.org.uk/our-work/our-campaigns/covid-19-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine-programme/
- Castle Quarter Health and Care Wellbeing Hub is located is at the Castle Meadow entrance of Castle Quarter (the former Java Store) 100 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3DD.
- To find out how to get there visit: https://castlequarternorwich.co.uk/getting-here/
- Those eligible for the vaccination include: 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