The Worry Bus – NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group:
The NHS Worry Bus will be parked on Tuesday Market Place on Saturday 9 October from 11am to 5pm. The service will offer the time, space and clinical expertise to ask questions about the vaccine and provide reassurance to anyone who has anxieties or concerns about getting a covid jab.
Norfolk and Waveney have performed strongly throughout the vaccination programme rollout, and a staggering 93% of people have had at least one vaccine.
The Worry Bus will be parked on the Tuesday Market place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 9 October. Specially trained clinical staff will be on hand to discuss a range of issues without pressure or judgement and give people the time and space to talk through any worries they may have.
The Worry Bus can also provide a vaccine for anyone who chooses to take up the offer or support them to access the nearby walk in vaccination clinic at the Shakespeare Barn on King Street.
The Worry Bus will offer first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone attending aged 18+ or within three months of their 18th birthday. The team can provide supported vaccines for those with additional needs, but there will be no pressure to have a vaccine.
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.
The bus is not currently able to offer booster (third dose) vaccinations. Those eligible for their booster will be contacted by the NHS to make an appointment when it is their turn to come forward.
To seek support in getting a vaccine for you, a friend or family member please email NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 595857 and leave your name and number so we can call you back.
To find a walk in (no appointment) vaccination centre near you, visit: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics or search the list of clinics here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn
Comprehensive information about the local vaccination programme, including information in languages others than English, can be found here. https://norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid/covid-vaccinations
Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against COVID-19. The vaccine has been tested by scientists and researchers world-wide and every vaccine has gone through thorough checks.
A number of pharmacy sites are also offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people who are eligible, providing more choice and flexibility for people to book their appointments. These sites and more information is available here: https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/WalkIn/Form/AllAvailableClinics
If you have it, please take your NHS number with you to your vaccination appointment 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.
Before your vaccination:
You will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, in line with national guidance. If you’ve already had your first dose of vaccine, whichever vaccine you have had, please go for your second to get the maximum possible protection for longer.
Following national guidance and in line with all areas of the country, everyone over the age of 18 is now having their second dose within an eight week window of their first.
If you are already over the eight-week window since your first dose, please get your second dose as soon as possible by visiting a walk-in centre or booking via the national booking system.
A single dose of the vaccine provides a good level of protection from COVID-19, but the second dose is important to ensure maximum, longer-lasting protection.
Booster vaccines – third dose
Please see here for the latest information about who is eligible for a booster vaccination. www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid/booster-third-dose-covid-vaccinations
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.
Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’, including a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment.
If you can’t find an appointment at a vaccination site close to where you live please keep checking the national booking system for the latest local vaccination slots as these are being regularly updated. Please do not contact your local GP practice. You will be contacted when it’s the right time.
COVID-19 vaccination status
People in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. People can prove their vaccination status:
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