First Norfolk Covid-19 vaccination centre launched here at Castle Quarter, accelerating the delivery of life saving jab
We’re are proud to confirm that we are the location for Norfolk’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination centre.
Our food court level will be completely taken over by the NHS. It is estimated that the vaccination centre will be in situ for around nine months or until the vaccination programme is complete.
The NHS launched its first vaccination centre in Norfolk at the Castle Quarter shopping centre in Norwich on 18th January as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. The centre provides an additional option to the vaccination hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.
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Robert Bradley, centre manager of Castle Quarter says; “We are extremely pleased to be able to support the NHS and community of Norfolk by opening up space in Castle Quarter for the county’s mass vaccination centre. Whilst there are still logistics to be agreed, we are working closely with our NHS colleagues and local authorities to ensure that the set up and ongoing running of the facility will be smooth and straightforward.”
Castle Quarter has stayed open throughout both lockdowns, enabling essential retailers and services to remain available for customers whilst reducing unnecessary public gatherings. Its hygiene and social distancing measures, such as unmissable signposting and antibacterial fogging system, have been praised by shoppers and tenants.
Dr David Vickers, Medical Director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which is co-ordinating delivery of the large vaccination centres across Norfolk and Waveney said: “We are delighted to be launching the first large vaccination centre in Norwich on 18 January 2021. The live saving jab will initially be offered to people aged 80 and over, along with health and care staff.”
“The Centre is capable of delivering thousands of vaccines in the coming weeks and provides a major boost to our plans to offer protection to those who would benefit most as quickly as
Letters are being sent out by the national booking service to people aged 80 and over who live up to a 45 minute drive from the centre, inviting them to book an appointment either online or over the phone.
Melanie Craig, Chief Executive, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group added:
“NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what it is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as providing vital services for people who need our care. An increasing number of Norfolk and Waveney’s most vulnerable patients have been vaccinated against COVID19 and this new centre will accelerate progress even further. “Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine; we will contact you. When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointments. It is vital that you do not attend the Castle Quarter vaccination centre if you do not have an appointment as you will not be able to receive a vaccination.”
“I urge people across Norfolk and Waveney to continue following all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and always remembering
‘hands, face and space’.”