NHS staff are gearing up for the Norwich vaccination centre move from City Hall to Castle Quarter.
COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be available at City Hall until Monday 30 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.
Kate Keeling, Associate Director of Immunisation & Health Inclusion, NHS Norfolk and Waveney said:
“We are really pleased that we can continue to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
“We are excited to be able to open our first Health and Care Wellbeing Hub in the heart of Norwich.
“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 in partnership with our PCN, VCSE and local authority colleagues.
“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 or 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.”
Rob Bradley Centre Manager at Castle Quarter, said:
“We are very pleased to welcome the NHS back to Castle Quarter at a new location near our Castle Meadow entrance, in the former Java Store unit. Over the past three years we have transformed Castle Quarter into a leisure, social and lifestyle centre and having the new NHS Health and Care wellbeing hub further adds to that community offering.”
The first appointments 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/
For those who are eligible for their flu vaccination are encouraged to visit their GP practice as soon as possible.
- Castle Quarter Wellbeing Hub is located 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