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Walk-in booster jabs available in King's Lynn

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People wanting a Covid booster can go to the Shakespeare Barn, off King Street in Lynn, from Monday morning.

It will offer boosters to anyone eligible who had their second dose at least six months ago with no appointment required.

Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group said it is also offering clinics for 12- to 15-year-olds who have not already received a vaccination at school.

Vaccine stock image. (52891338)
Vaccine stock image. (52891338)

Boosters are available now days a week, 8.30am to 4pm, and later on Tuesdays through to 7.30pm. For 12- to 15-year-olds 8.30am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesdays.

Cath Byford, chief nurse, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The majority of people who are currently eligible for their Covid-19 booster vaccine are people over the age of 50 and based on their preferences, we know this group of people prefer booked appointments.

“It is really good to see so many people come forward for their Covid-19 booster vaccine with almost all vaccine appointments booked.

Mass global vaccination of teenagers against covid-19 coronavirus, a doctor injects a vaccine to a patient girl. (52891342)
Mass global vaccination of teenagers against covid-19 coronavirus, a doctor injects a vaccine to a patient girl. (52891342)

"We continue to open more appointments on the national booking system in line with vaccine supply and staff who are able to vaccinate, so please do keep checking as additional appointments are added on a regular basis.”

Mrs Byford added: “Winter months are always a pressing time for the NHS so it is vital that as many people as possible get both their Covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations."

Norfolk and Waveney is continuing to perform strongly in the national vaccination roll out. So far, 93 per cent of people aged 18 and above have had one vaccine, while 90 per cent have had both doses. This compares with national figures of 90 per cent and 85 per cent respectively.

The data also shows that more than 27,000 people aged under 18 have already received one dose of the vaccine.

First and second dose vaccine appointments can be booked through the national booking service by visiting nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or telephoning 119.

When invited, people can book at one of the vaccination centre, pharmacy or general practice sites that are available through the national booking service. Or you can just visit a walk-in centre.

To find the latest walk-in vaccine clinics taking place across Norfolk and Waveney, visit here

You do not have to be registered with a GP or have a NHS number to be vaccinated, but it is not yet possible to book an appointment via the NBS without one. For those not registered with a GP or without an NHS number, a growing number of walk-in and pop-up sites are available. Anyone in the UK can choose to register with a GP.

If you have it, please take with you your NHS number to help the vaccination team book you in quickly (please see here). But don’t worry if you don’t have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP / local doctor, you can still get vaccinated.

You do NOT need to show identification (ID) to receive a Covid-19 vaccination and you do not need to give your full name or address. It does not matter whether you are a UK citizen or what your immigration status is, how long you have been here or how long you expect to stay.

Before your vaccination: Don't forget to keep hydrated (bring some bottled water with you) and have something to eat before you come.

Remember, the COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

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