Our vaccine centres at the Louise Hamilton Centre, on our hospital site in Gorleston, and at Market Gates in Great Yarmouth have now between them given more than 150,000 Covid vaccinations.
This includes first, second and booster vaccinations given since we became one of the first sites in the region to start Covid-19 immunisation in December 2020. We’d like to thank everyone who has had their vaccine and everyone involved in this incredible effort.
If you haven’t had a first, second or booster jab yet then there are more opportunities this weekend and into next week – with another drive-through vaccination session being held on our hospital site on Sunday, 16 January. There is no need for an appointment and this will be open between 9am and 3pm. Please follow the signage around our hospital site to the vaccination area in the car park in front of the Louise Hamilton Centre, at the front of our hospital site.
Please note that the Market Gates centre is not open today, Friday 14 January, but it will be open every day from tomorrow, Saturday 15 January through until Sunday 23 January inclusive for both booked and walk-in Covid vaccinations. Please visit: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/ to check opening times for each location.
If you would like to book please visit the national booking system; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 – or you are welcome to just walk-in during opening hours at both centres. You may also wish to take advantage of the drive-through on Sunday where you can be vaccinated without having to leave your vehicle.
Dr Anoop Dhesi, Chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Some people, especially those who are younger, have been really conflicted about whether or not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because of things they’ve heard online.
“#VAXFACTS is helping to make information as clear as possible, linked to science, using factual information. I encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 booster over the coming week to protect yourself, your family, your work colleagues and the wider Norfolk and Waveney health and care system. Every one boosted gains maximum protection which can reduce hospitalisation from Omicron by as much as 80%.
“I see and hear, every day, such sad news about people in hospital or losing their life to this horrid virus; the evidence is clear, not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 puts you at much greater risk of serious illness and death.
“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your friends, whether it be a first, second or booster dose.
“It also means that you are much less likely to end up in a hospital bed that could otherwise be used to treat someone else.”
Walk-in clinics are advertised on the Norfolk and Waveney walk-in site, which can be found at https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/
More details about the programme and those currently eligible can be found here; https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/vaccinations/covid-19-vaccines/covid-vaccinations
Get your #VAXFACTS at https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/news/427-get-your-vax-straight-vaxfacts