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King’s Lynn Shakespeare Barn vaccination centre open on Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend



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Lynn's Shakespeare Barn vaccination centre will open its doors over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Large-scale Covid vaccination centres across Norfolk and Waveney like the Barn – situated in Lynn Arts Centre on King Street – will be closed on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 extra bank holidays.

However, the Shakespeare Barn site will be open for walk-ins and booked appointments on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 between 8.30am–4pm. Normal opening hours will resume on Monday, June 6.

Shakespeare Barn at the Guildhall in Lynn is the vaccination centre.
Shakespeare Barn at the Guildhall in Lynn is the vaccination centre.

Those recently eligible for vaccines include:

• People 75 and older, and those aged 12 years and older who are severely immunosuppressed, who are eligible for a top-up booster appointment six months after their last dose as part of the national Spring Booster programme.

• Children aged 5-11 not in at-risk groups who are eligible for their first Covid vaccine with a second dose available 12 weeks’ later.

Covid-19 vaccination.
Covid-19 vaccination.

Howard Martin, director of population health management and health inequalities at NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “We thank those who have already come forward and had their vaccination.

“There is still time to get your Covid-19 vaccination either by booking an appointment or just simply turning up to one of our sites.

“Children from the age of five can get their vaccination so for more information visit the national site: Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/

Shakespeare Barn at the Guildhall is Lynn's large scale vaccination centre.
Shakespeare Barn at the Guildhall is Lynn's large scale vaccination centre.

“Our vaccination teams continue to do an amazing job delivering the vaccination programme, and we hope that more young people and their families will take advantage of the ability to now attend any of our large-scale vaccination centres as a walk-in to keep up the momentum of our programme.”



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