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Chemist shops in Downham Market and Swaffham to offer jabs

Pharmacies in Downham and Swaffham are set to offer the Covid-19 vaccine.

Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group said that this week the Willows Pharmacy in Paradise Road, Downham, will offer the jab to those eligible for the vaccination.

Further pharmacy sites are due to go live next week, including the Universal Pharmacy at Turbine Way in Swaffham.

A vaccine photo (47544664)
A vaccine photo (47544664)

These pharmacies join hundreds of pharmacy sites nationally to join the vaccination programme, providing more choice and flexibility for local people to book their appointments.

The NHS opened up bookings to people aged 32 and 33 on Saturday as the biggest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history continues rolling out.

Melanie Craig, chief executive of the CCG, said: “I’m really pleased that we can announce a number of further community pharmacy sites which will be offering the life-saving Covid-19 vaccinations to patients in Norfolk and Waveney.

"These pharmacies will provide more locations for patients to choose from when booking their appointment via the national booking system.

“The Covid-19 vaccination programme in Norfolk and Waveney continues to go from strength to strength. Pharmacies are highly-experienced in giving vaccinations and provide an extra choice for people when booking their vaccine via the national NHS booking system. It’s fantastic that pharmacies are joining the fight against Covid-19.

"Pharmacists sit at the heart of the community, so we are delighted to use their expertise to help deliver the national NHS coronavirus vaccination programme.”

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