Information about your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

You can find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination on the NHS COVID-19 vaccination information page .

 

Eligibility for Covid Booster vaccinations following national announcements

Following the Prime Minister's national announcement on 30 November, local GP practices and NHS vaccination clinics are awaiting further clinical and operational guidance from NHS England BEFORE the changes to eligibility for booster vaccinations can be implemented. 

Please note: Until the new clinical guidance is in place we can only currently provide booster vaccinations to those who had their second dose six months ago and are:

  • aged 40 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers (including those who work in residential and nursing homes for older adults)
  • aged 16-39 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers or adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

We will let you know as soon as we can provide boosters sooner or to younger age groups.  

Please do not contact your GP practice or visit a walk in vaccination clinic if you are under 40 years old or have had your second dose within six months as we will not be able to provide you with a booster yet.

Please be patient and look out for local NHS updates on when these changes to eligibility will come into effect.

COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting

Click here for more information on the benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccination.

When you arrive for your vaccination

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment. If you arrive early, please wait in your car until your appointment time. This will help us ensure people join the queue in the order of their booked appointment time. (Please note - this does not apply to walk-in vaccination clinics.)

If you arrive at one of our vaccination clinics by car please follow signs to the Vaccine Clinic, which are signposted from the main entrances at each site. As parking is limited please only remain parked on site for your clinic appointment. 

At Norwich Community Hospital, please park in car park C only.

You’ll receive a warm welcome and we’ll make your visit as safe and swift as possible.

Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Rd, Norwich NR2 3TU

Look out for directional signs on Bowthorpe Road...

Look out for directional signs on Bowthorpe Road...

Please ensure you enter via Entrance C

Please ensure you enter via Entrance C…

Follow the signs to the vaccination service car park… 

Follow the signs to the vaccination service car park…    Car park…

Once parked, follow signs for the COVID-19 vaccination service…

Once parked, follow signs for the COVID-19 vaccination service…

To the vaccination service entrance…

To the vaccination service entrance…

Please use the sanitiser provided before reporting at reception…

Please use the sanitiser provided before reporting at reception…

Then follow the signs to the vaccination area...

Then follow the signs to the vaccination area...

Take a seat in the waiting area…

Take a seat in the waiting area…

Until you are called forward for your vaccination…

Until you are called forward for your vaccination…

Our friendly staff will answer any questions you might have about your vaccination…

Our friendly staff will answer any questions you might have about your vaccination…

After your vaccination you will be asked to wait in the observation area... 

After your vaccination you will be asked to wait in the observation area...

After your observation period, please follow the exit signs back to the car park…

After your observation period, please follow the exit signs back to the car park…

And directional signage back onto Bowthorpe Road…

And directional signage back onto Bowthorpe Road…

Dereham Community Hospital, Northgate, Dereham NR19 2EX

Please be advised that COVID-19 vaccinations are only available at Dereham Community Hospital with a pre-booked appointment. Do not attend the vaccination clinic unless you have a pre-booked appointment, as wasted journeys can cause frustration and disappointment.

To book a vaccination appointment at Dereham Community Hospital, please call the National Booking System on 119.

Please don't call the reception at Dereham Community Hospital, as staff cannot book a vaccination appointment for you. 

More information about booking your COVID-19 vaccination in Noroflk can be found here

Helpful tips for when you come for your appointment

  • Please do not enter clinic until 5 minutes before you appointment – we’re following social distancing guidelines and have limited waiting areas.
  • Please do not bring children and babies with you and make other arrangements for their care while you attend.
  • Please only bring a carer if you consider it essential as waiting areas are limited.
  • The time your appointment takes depends on several factors. We suggest you have a mobile phone number for the person waiting for you so you can let them know when you are ready to leave.
  • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Please wear short-sleeved tops under your layers to allow the vaccinators to access you upper arm (deltoid) easily.
  • Please bring details of any allergies and written details of ALL medication you take so we can be fully informed about your health when assessing your suitability for the vaccine.
  • Please bring your own black pen to sign your consent to treatment form.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For security and privacy, we request mobile phones are not used during your visit and taking photographs is strictly forbidden.

NHS and Care staff

  • Please DO NOT attend in your uniform, change into your outdoor clothes before you attend.
  • Bring your NHS number.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to attend – you may be required to remain in the unit for 15 minutes post vaccination to ensure you have a safe recovery.

Please note that this is subject to change due to the national focus of the vaccination programme.

Any individuals who have received their Covid-19 vaccination from NCH&C as part of the NHS Vaccination Programme and wish to obtain any data held about them as part of this process are able to do so by contacting AccesstoRecords@nchc.nhs.uk