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  • Covid-19 vaccines offered to 12-15 year olds at large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    by Karen Mason | Oct 21, 2021

    Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for the Large Scale Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said:

    “We are pleased to be offering one dose of the vaccine to all 12-15 year olds which will give good protection and help stop the spread of the virus to other people, including within schools.

    “In the coming days, it will become possible to book appointments for this age group at the majority of our large scale vaccination centres via the National Booking Services at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.  Appointments for this age group will be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm on certain evenings at different sites.  In addition, during half term week (25 to 31 October), appointments will also be available between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm.”

    “Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds cannot be accessed on a walk-in basis so please ensure you book an appointment before visiting our centres.

    “Alternatively, parents and young people can still choose to access the vaccination programme being delivered in schools by Hertfordshire and East Anglia Community School Aged Immunisation Service.” 

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “Millions of children around the world have had a Covid-19 vaccine – it’s safe and effective and is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and those we care about.  

    “The majority of 12 to 15 year olds are currently being offered one dose of the vaccine to give them the best protection against Covid-19.  This includes children who turn 12 on the date of their vaccination.

    “However, two doses eight weeks apart will be offered to children where their healthcare professional has identified they have a condition that means they are at high risk from Covid-19, or if they live with someone who is immunosuppressed.”

    “We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab, and consent for 12-15 year olds will be sought in line with national guidelines at their vaccination appointment.

     

    “Our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. They can also provide extra support if you are nervous or anxious, just speak to a member of the team at any of our vaccination sites and let them know what you need to feel relaxed and comfortable.”

    Before your vaccination, don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

    Large scale vaccination centres offering vaccinations for 12-15 year olds on a booked appointment only basis are as follows:

     

    4.30 pm to 7.30 p.m

    Saturdays and Sundays

     

    Half term week only (25 to 31 October)

    Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech

    Mondays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    Grafton Centre, Cambridge

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon

    Tuesdays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    The Oaktree Centre, Huntingdon

    Thursdays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough

    Thursdays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

     

    End

    Notes to editors

    • Children aged 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when they attend a vaccination centre
    • The NHS will communicate directly with the parents/guardians of 12-15 year olds who are eligible for two doses to explain arrangements for accessing their second dose.
  • Covid-19 vaccines offered to 12-15 year olds at large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk

    by Karen Mason | Oct 21, 2021

    Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for the Large Scale Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said:

    “We are pleased to be offering one dose of the vaccine to all 12-15 year olds which will give good protection and help stop the spread of the virus to other people, including within schools.

    “In the coming days, it will become possible to book appointments for this age group at the majority of our large scale vaccination centres via the National Booking Services at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.  Appointments for this age group will be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm and from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm on certain evenings at different sites. In addition, during half term week (25 to 31 October), appointments will also be available between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm.”

    “Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds cannot be accessed on a walk-in basis so please ensure you book an appointment before visiting our centres.

    “Alternatively, parents and young people can still choose to access the vaccination programme being delivered in schools by Hertfordshire and East Anglia Community School Aged Immunisation Service.” 

    Cath Byford, Chief Nurse, at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “Millions of children around the world have had a Covid-19 vaccine – it’s safe and effective and is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and those we care about.  

    “The majority of 12 to 15 year olds are being offered one dose of the vaccine to give them the best protection against Covid-19.  This includes children who turn 12 on the date of their vaccination.

    “However, two doses eight weeks apart will be offered to children where their healthcare professional has identified they have a condition that means they are at high risk from Covid-19, or if they live with someone who is immunosuppressed.”

    “We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab, and consent for 12-15 year olds will be sought in line with national guidelines at their vaccination appointment.

    “Our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. They can also provide extra support if you are nervous or anxious, just speak to a member of the team at any of our vaccination sites and let them know what you need to feel relaxed and comfortable.”

    Before your vaccination, don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

    Large scale vaccination centres offering vaccinations for 12-15 year olds on a booked appointment only basis are as follows:

     

    4.30 pm to 7.30 p.m

    Saturdays and Sundays

     

    Half term week only (25 – 31 October)

    Connaught Hall, Attleborough

    Mondays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    Shakespeare Barn, Kings Lynn

    Tuesdays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    Castle Quarter, Norwich

    Thursdays

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    Dereham Hospital, Dereham

    Thursdays (from 4 November 2021)

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

    8.30 am to 4.00 pm

     

    End

    Notes to editors

    • Children aged 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when they attend a vaccination centre
    • The NHS will communicate directly with the parents/guardians of 12-15 year olds who are eligible for two doses to explain arrangements for accessing their second dose.

     

  • MPs visit community nurses supporting some of the most vulnerable

    by Debbie Manning | Oct 18, 2021

    MPs Rachel Hopkins and Sarah Owen visited Luton Children’s and Adults Community Health Services on Friday (15 October) to learn how the teams are supporting some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

    Rachel, MP for Luton South and Sarah, MP for Luton North were told how staff – members of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust - provide front-line care in the community for children and adults, many with highly complex conditions.

    They met Luci Kilby, Team Lead for Children’s Continuing Care who told them how theLuton MPs meet some of our childrens services staff nurses work 365 days a year, seven days a week to provide health care to children with complex life-long conditions. Rachel and Sarah were given the opportunity to meet virtually with the mother of one youngster who is supported by the team.

    Rachel and Sarah also learnt how children’s services have launched a new Community Health Hub – single point of access – to bring all services under one email address and contact phone number.

    Laura Bolino, Operational Support Manager told how some teams have already joined the Hub where trained administrators are at the end of the phone to offer help and advice and to signpost to the correct services. Eventually there will also be an online portal to allow electronic referrals from professionals into the services.

    Rachel and Sarah were also invited to meet the adult services teams where they heard how Andy Boocock, Information Analyst had designed an easy to use interactive, digital data dashboard for partners across health and social care. The Population Health Management Tool was designed to meet the challenges posed  by the town’s growing elderly population and won an HSJ Patient Safety Award last year, recognising its outstanding contribution to healthcare.

    Luton MPs meet some of our adult services staff

    Later Claire McIntyre, Clinical Frailty Lead introduced Rachel and Sarah to the Falls Team and explained how they assess patients who have had a fall and support those at risk of falling through falls prevention.  

    Deborah Holmes, At Home First Co-ordinator Team Lead talked about At Home First service, and the numbers of the 5Qs completed, which is a non-clinical assessment tool used for identifying patient needs, and about the GP Practice Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, and the care/nursing home check-ins and MDT meetings taken place across Luton.  

    Finally, Ellie Lyon, Respiratory Specialist Nurse and Zoe Brown, Project Support Manager explained how a remote health monitoring service for patients has been successfully implemented. Recently, the service won an NHS Digital Health Partnerships Award which will allow it to scale up this service, introducing new clinical pathways allowing additional cohorts of patients to be supported.

    Jacqui Wynn, Head of Children’s Services said: “We were delighted to welcome Rachel and Sarah and show them the innovative work that is taking place in our teams. We are extremely proud of our staff for the way they have adapted and changed their ways of working to meet the challenges of the Covid pandemic. At the same time, they have managed to push ahead with new projects and our Children’s Community Health Hub is testament to their sheer determination.”

    Pete Reeve, Director of Adult Services said: “Our teams have faced some of the biggest challenges of the Covid pandemic caring for extremely vulnerable patients and we are proud of everything they have done. They are carrying out innovative new ways of working with the help of our partners and these initiatives are making a big difference to the lives and health outcomes of the people of Luton. We were pleased to share these achievements with Rachel and Sarah.”

    Rachel said: “It was so interesting to see how the teams met the huge challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, making significant changes to ensure both their patients and staff are safe. On behalf of our community, I can’t thank them enough. They should be proud of how they have adapted their services.”

    Sarah said: “There is so much innovative work taking place in community services to improve the health outcomes and lives of those living in our borough. Some of our the most vulnerable members of our community are receiving the highest levels of care in their own homes without the need for unnecessary hospital admissions. Thank you to all the staff for their work and sharing their achievements with us.”

  • New Vaccination Centre in Peterborough City Centre will improve access to Covid-19 vaccine (updated 18.10.21)

    by Karen Mason | Oct 01, 2021

     

    From Monday 18 October a Covid-19 Large Scale Vaccination Centre will open in Queensgate Shopping Centre. 

    Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for the Large Scale Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said:

    “We are delighted to announce that our new Vaccination Centre will open in the former Next shop at the Queensgate Centre on Monday 18 October 2021.  Having a vaccination clinic located in this prime position in the centre of Peterborough will ensure local people have easier access to vaccinations.  

    “We know from the feedback we have received that some people have found it challenging to access our current vaccination centre at the Peterborough City Care Centre due to lack of parking.  Similarly, some people who do not have access to their own transport have struggled to access the East of England Showground location.  We will therefore be closing these two sites as we open the more accessible clinic at Queensgate.

    “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our fabulous vaccination staff for their ongoing commitment and everyone at the East of England Showground and the Peterborough City Care Centre for their support over many months which has ensured that thousands of people have received their vaccinations and been protected against Covid-19.  We look forward to continuing to deliver thousands more vaccines at the Queensgate Centre from 18 October 2021.”

    The vaccination clinic at the Queensgate Shopping Centre will be open seven days a week from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm with longer clinics open every Thursday from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm.

    The last day of delivering vaccines at the two existing vaccination centres in Peterborough which take into account all booked appointments already made are:

    • East of England Showground: Sunday 17 October 2021
    • Peterborough City Care Centre: Sunday 7 November 2021

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    “The new vaccination centre will help people get their vaccine right in the heart of Peterborough. Having the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and those we care about.  

    "Everyone aged 16 years old but who is not yet 17 years and nine months old at the time they have their first dose is eligible to have one dose of the vaccine.   Anyone aged 17 years and nine months and over at the time they have their first dose is eligible to have two doses of the vaccine.  People can either walk-in to any of our large scale vaccination sites – no appointment needed – or can book an appointment through the National Booking System.  Those who are eligible for a booster should book an appointment via the National Booking System.  Booster vaccinations cannot be accessed on a walk-in basis.

    “We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab and our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. They can also provide extra support if you are nervous or anxious, just speak to a member of the team at any of our vaccination sites and let them know what you need to feel relaxed and comfortable.”

    For full details on all walk-in vaccination centres visit https://www.thevaccinators.co.uk/ 

    If you have it, please take with you your NHS number to help the vaccination team book you in quickly (please see here). But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP / local doctor, you can still get vaccinated. 

    You do NOT need to show identification (ID) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and you do not need to give your full name or address. It does not matter whether you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you have been here or how long you expect to stay. 

    Before your vaccination, don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

    People can also book their vaccination appointment via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119

    End

  • Two Non-executive Directors sought for outstanding NHS Trust

    by Sarah Turner | Sep 16, 2021

    Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers community services across the majority of the Eastern region, is seeking two exceptional Non-executive Directors to join their forward thinking Board.

    Mary Elford, Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “We have exciting plans for the future and I am looking for two talented and experienced leaders to add value to our forward thinking Board and play a critical role in turning these plans into reality.

    “Board Directors are playing an important role in the development of integrated care systems across our regional geography and strategic leadership and engagement within these partnerships will continue to be a priority.

    “With a proven track record for introducing innovative services, we are seeking individuals with the vision and commitment to ensure we remain at the vanguard of delivering excellence and the very best outcomes for the communities we serve.”

    This is an exceptional opportunity for two experienced leaders to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust. Applicants should live in or have strong connections with at least one of the areas served by the Trust.

    The NHS values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  All appointments are made on merit so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates are appointed given that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

    Applications are particularly welcome from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities and disabled people who are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

    Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  They will have senior level experience in one of the following:

    Post 1

    • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied disciplines in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.

    Post 2

    • Recent, relevant finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th September 2021 at 11am.

    The candidate information pack, including information on how to apply for these posts, can be accessed here:  https://www.england.nhs.uk/non-executive-opportunities/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/08/CCS-NED-Info-Pack-.pdf

    For an informal and confidential discussion with Mary Elford, Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, please contact Michelle Robinson on michelle.robinson24@nhs.net 

    For general enquiries, contact Jasmine Burleigh at NHS England/NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2429 or by emailing j.burleigh1@nhs.net

  • Virtual Board Meeting and AGM - 15th September 2021

    by Sarah Turner | Sep 10, 2021

    Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust board meeting on Wednesday 15th September, which was due to take place in public, is being held virtually.

    A set of papers for the board meeting has been published on our website here.

    There will be an option for members of the public to submit any questions to the board for consideration by emailing ccs.trustsecretary@nhs.net. Please keep questions brief and to the point, and use ‘Trust Board Meeting Question’ in the subject heading of your email.

    Responses will either be posted on the Trust’s board meeting webpage following the meeting or can be found in the minutes published in due course.

    Our Annual General Meeting is also being held on Wednesday 15th September at 3.30pm and will be held virtually too.

    A set of papers for the AGM is available here and our Annual Report can be found on our website here.

    If you'd like to join the AGM virtually, please email ccs.communications@nhs.net.

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme launches the My baby is crying I.C.O.N. cope campaign

    by Kirstie Flack | Sep 06, 2021

    My Baby is crying campaignAre you a parent or a carer who is struggling to cope with your crying baby?

    The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme together with the Safeguarding Partnership Boards have launched the ‘My baby’s crying I.C.O.N. cope campaign’ across the system to help parents and carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to cope with their crying baby.

    The my baby’s crying I.C.O.N initiative is a preventative programme, which aims to reduce the potential triggers of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) in babies by offering vital advice and support to new parents and carers who are struggling to cope with their crying baby.

    Through its key messages (ICON):

    – Infant crying is normal
    – Comforting methods can sometimes soothe the baby
    – It’s OK to walk away
    – Never, ever shake a baby

    it aims to reduce the number of babies that suffer AHT as a result of being shaken.

    Andrea Graves, Service Lead for the programme said: “The My baby is crying I.C.O.N. cope is a vital campaign which ensures that new parents and carers within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area who are struggling to cope with their crying baby are receiving the support and advice they need. Therefore, we do encourage anyone who needs that bit of advice to visit our website to find some practical support or call us to talk to a healthcare professional.”

    If you are a new parent or carer from Cambridgeshire or Peterborough or know someone who is in need of advice or support, please visit our website: https://bit.ly/nhscambspboro-icon or Call Us on: 0300 029 50 50 Text Us: 07520 649887 to talk to NHS professional if you are struggling to cope.

  • RAF Air Cadets to care for beloved RAF Association Memorial Garden

    by Sarah Turner | Sep 03, 2021

    The RAF Association (RAFA) City of Ely and District Memorial Garden at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely will be looked after by a team of Air Cadets from the City of Ely Squadron Air Training Corps from Sunday 12 September 2021.

    Mark Robbins, Director of Resources, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust explained: “As the landlord of the hospital site, we share the local community’s commitment to the upkeep of the treasured RAF memorial garden. 

    “Now that the restrictions placed on visitors to the hospital as a result of Covid have lessened, we are delighted to confirm that a team of Air Cadets will be regularly attending the Garden to ensure it continues to be a well maintained memorial to those who served our country. 

    “I would like to thank local people who have helped care for the Garden in recent months for their kindness and support, and encourage them to email Jo Oakey, our hospital Site Manager via jo.oakey@nhs.net if they would like to continue to be involved with the Garden’s upkeep.”

    Flying Officer John Donoghue, RAFAC, Commanding Officer of 1094 Squadron added: “Our cadets are looking forward to honouring the commitment we gave pre-pandemic to take on the responsibility for the Garden’s upkeep as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award commitments. 

    “We know that local residents, like us, recognise the importance of honouring former RAF colleagues and we give our assurance that the Garden will be lovingly maintained by our cadets to provide a quiet place for contemplation and reflection”. 

  • Vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough extend their opening hours

    by Sarah Turner | Sep 03, 2021

    From Monday 6 September 2021, all large scale vaccination centres across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be open 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, seven days a week, to ensure as many people as possible can grab a jab.

    Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for the Large Scale Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “We’re delighted to be extending the opening hours of our large scale vaccination centres from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, 7 days a week, with most sites open one day a week through to 7.30 pm, so there are even more opportunities for people who have not had their jab yet to do so. 

    “Everyone aged 16 and over is eligible to be vaccinated.  Getting your vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family while enabling you to get back to doing the things you love. So please don’t wait – come along to any of our daily walk-in clinics to get your jab.”

    Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and those we care about.   

    “We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab; you can simply drop by any of our walk-in venues without an appointment to get your vaccine, or you can still choose to book via the National Booking System if you prefer to get some dates in the diary.

    “Our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. Make the decision today to get your vaccine and let’s get back to normal together.”

    The local NHS has now delivered well over a million doses of the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination (1,255,896 up to 29 August) across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Over 79% of young people aged 18-24 in our area have already had their first dose of the vaccine, alongside more than 10,000 16 and 17 year olds (which is 47% of those eligible and the highest number across the eastern region in this age group), and more local residents are accepting the offer of the life-saving vaccination every day.

    From Monday 6 September, all large scale vaccination centres will be open from Monday 6 September 2021 from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, seven days a week (and one evening a week at the majority of sites) as follows:

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    • Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1AR  (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Mondays)
    • City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Tuesdays)
    • The Eatons Community Centre, Eaton Socon, St Neots PE19 8ES (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Tuesdays)
    • The Grafton Centre, Cambridge CB1 1PS (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Wednesdays)
    • The Oaktree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Thursdays)
    • East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Thursdays)
    • Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cambridge CB1 9EJ (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm every Wednesday in September.The Cherry Hinton site will close on 3 October 2021 as planned).
    • Chesterton Indoor Bowls Centre, Logan’s Way, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1BL

    For full details on all Cambridgeshire and Peterborough vaccination sites visit:   www.thevaccinators.co.uk

    If you have it, please take with you your NHS number to help the vaccination team book you in quickly (please see here). But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP / local doctor, you can still get vaccinated. 

    You do NOT need to show identification (ID) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and you do not need to give your full name or address. It does not matter whether you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you have been here or how long you expect to stay. 

    Before your vaccination, don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

    People can also book their vaccination appointment via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119

     

  • Vaccination centres across Norfolk and Waveney extend their opening hours

    by Sarah Turner | Sep 03, 2021

    From Monday 6 September 2021, all five of the large scale vaccination centres in Norfolk and Waveney will be open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, with the majority open seven days a week, to ensure as many people as possible can grab a jab.

    Mike Passfield, Clinical Operations Director for the Large Scale Vaccination Centres run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “We’re delighted to be opening the doors of our large scale vaccination centres from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, with the majority open seven days a week, and some sites also open one day a week through to 7.30 pm, so there are even more opportunities for people who have not had their jab yet to do so. 

    “Everyone aged 16 and over is eligible to be vaccinated.  Getting your vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family while enabling you to get back to doing the things you love. So please don’t wait – come along to any of our daily walk-in clinics to get your jab.”

    Cath Byford, Chief Nurse at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “The vast majority of people in Norfolk and Waveney have taken up the offer of vaccination, with more than 93% of people aged 18 and above having had one vaccine, and 84% having had both doses.  This is fantastic progress but we still want those who have not yet had a vaccine to come forward.  

    “We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their jab - no appointment is needed - and our friendly vaccination teams will be happy to answer any questions you have. They can also provide extra support if you are nervous or anxious, just speak to a member of the team at any of our vaccination sites and let them know what you need to feel relaxed and comfortable.”

    From Monday 6 September 2021, large scale vaccination centres will now open 8.30 am to 4.00 pm at the following venues:

    • Harleston - Paddock Road Surgery, Paddock Road IP20 9AT
    • Attleborough - Connaught Hall, Station Rd NR17 2AS (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Mondays)
    • King's Lynn - Shakespeare Barn, King's Lynn Arts Centre, King Street PE30 1HA (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Tuesdays)
    • Norwich - Castle Quarter, 100 Castle Meadow NR1 3DD (and open 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on Thursdays)
    • Dereham - Beetley Ward, Dereham Hospital, Northgate NR19 2EX (8.30 am to 4.00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)

    For full details of ALL walk in vaccination clinics (no appointment needed) in Norfolk and Waveney visit:  apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics 

    If you have it, please take with you your NHS number to help the vaccination team book you in quickly (please see here). But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP / local doctor, you can still get vaccinated. 

    You do NOT need to show identification (ID) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and you do not need to give your full name or address. It does not matter whether you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you have been here or how long you expect to stay. 

    Before your vaccination, don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come!

    People can also book their vaccination appointment via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119

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