Covid boosters on offer at King's Lynn, Downham Market and Swaffham over next couple of days without appointment
People can get walk-in Covid booster jabs in Lynn and Downham tomorrow (Wednesday) and Swaffham on Thursday.
The Lynn clinic is at the St James Medical Practice in County Court Road, 10am to 3pm.
The Downham clinic is at the town hall, 9am to 6pm.
Swaffham's clinic is at the Universal Pharmacy in Turbine Way, 8am-6pm.
It is part of a programme of administering boosters over the Christmas and New Year period that will see jabs continuing most days.
Norfolk’s Covid vaccination sites are set to be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but bookable slots remain available this week right up to Christmas Eve.
A spokeswoman for the Norfolk & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said she expected to see “a significant dip in demand for vaccines on Christmas Day” and that “staff deserve a break and to have time with their families at Christmas”.
“There are plenty of slots available before Christmas, between Christmas and New Year and from January 2 onwards via the national booking service,” she added.
In addition, walk-in clinics offering boosters are now being added on a daily basis across the region, having previously been unavailable while staff and volunteers focused their efforts on booked appointments.
There had been reports last week that boosters would continue to be available nationally on Christmas Day but it now appears they will only be available on the day itself in certain places, such as Manchester.
A record-breaking 105,000 Covid vaccinations were given across Norfolk and Waveney over the course of last week – with 99,000 boosters, 2,000 first doses and 4,000 second doses received.
Out of England’s 42 health and care systems, Norfolk and Waveney is currently the fourth best in the country for the percentage of its eligible population boosted.
The spokeswoman said she expected the momentum to continue after Christmas.
She warned that “the number of jabs delivered per day is always variable depending on supply of vaccine and available workforce, but both are currently strong.”
Walk-in booster jabs are being offered in Norwich, Lynn, Gorleston, Thetford, Downham Market and Wymondham on Wednesday December 22 and in Norwich and Swaffham on Thursday December 23.
Howard Martin, a director at the CCG, said: “I cannot thank our staff and volunteers enough for delivering so many vaccines in such a short period of time – what we have achieved together is simply fantastic.
“The support of local people has been just wonderful, each and every booster makes a difference. We are one of the best protected areas in the country from serious Covid-related illness, this will mean fewer deaths and fewer admissions to local hospitals this winter, at a time when services are under extreme pressure.”
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