The NHS launches a new COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Town Hall in Downham Market on Monday 15 March 2021, as part of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.
The centre provides an additional option to the large scale vaccination centres already delivering vaccines in King’s Lynn, Norwich, Attleborough, North Walsham and Lowestoft; and the hubs already successfully delivering vaccinations in local hospitals and by GPs across the county.
Caroline Shaw CBE, Chief Executive at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH), which is delivering the vaccination centre said:
“We’re delighted to be launching an additional vaccination centre in Downham Market , in full co-operation with Downham Market Town Council, which will increase access to the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination for our local community.”
“The centre will initially deliver around 1,000 vaccinations every week. It joins a number of centres already providing vaccines across Norfolk and Waveney, including our centre at QEH which has now administered over 20,000 vaccinations. This is a fantastic achievement and would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our staff who have gone above and beyond to deliver this vital programme.”
People aged 55 and over who have received a letter can now book a vaccination at a time and location that is convenient to them by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.