NHS colleagues across Norfolk and Waveney have been working around the clock to support the autumn rollout of the COVID-19 Autumn booster vaccination programme.
More than 400,000 autumn COVID-19 Autumn boosters have been administered to people across Norfolk and Waveney.
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 over last few months to help reach this amazing milestone.
“As we approach the Christmas period, it is even more important to get protected and to do your bit to make sure you protect those around you to keep well. Clinics are still available for those who are eligible to get vaccinated.
“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”.
Accessible Clinics – COVID-19 Booster
We know that our busy clinics are not suitable for everyone therefore, if you require an accessible clinic which takes place at James Paget University Hospital and can be booked by calling 01493 453 930.
The flu vaccination is safe and effective and is offered every year through the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.
Flu vaccination is important; because, while flu is unpleasant for most people, it can be dangerous and even life threatening for some people, particularly those with certain health conditions.
When you are invited to do so, please get vaccinated and protect you and those around you this winter.
Preventing the spread of flu
You can help stop yourself catching flu or spreading it to others with good hygiene measures. The young children that you care for should also be encouraged to do the same:
- wash hands regularly with soap and warm water
- use tissues to cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- put used tissues in a bin as soon as possible
Visit www.nhs.uk/child-fu for more information.
NHS Norfolk and Waveney and partners continue to run the Warm and Well campaign which includes tips for keeping you and your loved ones well and includes hardship support and advice. For more information about where to go and helpful advice visit: https://improvinglivesnw.org.uk/our-work/our-campaigns/warm-and-well/
- If you are not housebound but eligible for your vaccination to book your COVID-19 booster visit: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Alternatively, call 119.
- To attend an accessible clinic, call 01493 453 930
- Information on evening openings is available here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics
- To access the flu vaccine visit your GP surgery when invited to make an appointment
- Some Pharmacies are offering the flu vaccination service – if you’re aged 18 or over
- Some Maternity services if you’re pregnant