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Terrington St John surgery starts Covid-19 vaccinations

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A Terrington St John surgery has become the latest to join the ranks and begin vaccinating patients against Covid-19.

St John's Surgery joins eight other GP practices across Norfolk and Waveney which are acting as primary care hubs, offering vaccinations to both their own patients and those of neighbouring practices.

Lynne Self, practice manager at St John’s Surgery, said: “Primary care staff have worked incredibly hard to get the vaccinations up and running and we would like to say a massive thank you to them.”

St John's Surgery Terrington st John. (43694697)
St John's Surgery Terrington st John. (43694697)

Those who are most at risk are being prioritised first, including those over 80 years-old, care home workers and a small number for frontline NHS staff.

Already offering the vaccination in West Norfolk are Fakenham Medical Practice and St James Medical Practice in Lynn. More sites are set to go live in the coming days and weeks.

Dr Imran Ahmed, Clinical Director for the Fens and Brecks PCN, said: “St John’s Surgery is really delighted to be playing a part in the biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever seen. The surgery will be vaccinating patients from across a number of neighbouring practices, including Feltwell and Upwell.”

Dr Anoop Dhesi, GP and clinical chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We want to thank our primary care staff who have been working tirelessly to ensure the vaccine roll out in Norfolk and Waveney goes as smoothly as possible. We’ve had some really fantastic feedback from patients and staff, which has been lovely to hear as everyone is working incredibly hard on this huge task.

“It is great to be able to offer the vaccine to more local people as we open up new clinics, but I would ask people please to be patient. GP practices will contact you when we can offer you a vaccine.

“To protect ourselves and our loved ones, it’s so important that we all keep following local tier guidelines - as well as washing our hands, wearing face coverings and staying two metres apart.”

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