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The first coronavirus vaccinations in Norfolk will take place tomorrow, health chiefs have announced.

Care home staff and members of the public who are aged 80 or over are being invited to attend vaccination appointments at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

The sites are among 50 hospitals nationally where vaccination work is getting underway this week.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Protection and Vaccine. Doctor drawing up solution from vaccine bottle and filling syringe injection for patient vaccination in medical clinic, Coronavirus in background (43449574)
Coronavirus Covid-19 Protection and Vaccine. Doctor drawing up solution from vaccine bottle and filling syringe injection for patient vaccination in medical clinic, Coronavirus in background (43449574)

The announcement follows news earlier this morning that the first vaccinations had been administered nationally.

In a statement released a short time ago, the NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG said the vaccinations would be given by appointment only and people should wait to be invited for their jab.

The group added: "Initial supplies of the vaccine are limited and being given to those most at risk from Covid-19 including a small number for at risk frontline NHS staff.

"People over the age of 80 will be contacted by their GP practice. All people due to be vaccinated will be asked to fill in a health screening questionnaire and consent form."

Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital is not on the list of vaccination hubs, though officials there have said they expect to be able to provide it to their staff by mid-December.

The CCG said the first community vaccination sites will begin operations later this month.

They added: "Over the coming months people will be invited when it’s their turn to be vaccinated. Do not ask your GP or hospital, please wait for your invite.

"In the meantime, the best thing we can all do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities is to wash hands, cover face, and make space."



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