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Covid Vaccination & General Info


Text Message Invites

If you have received a text message from UEAMedCentr with an Accurx.nhs weblink, this is legitimate.  This text message allows you to book your Covid appointment online.  If there are no appointments available, please retry at a later date as more will be released as more vaccine supplies arrive.

2nd Vaccine Appointments

If you have received your first dose of Covid vaccine, you will be contacted at approx 8 weeks to book in for your 2nd dose (to have within 8-12 week timeframe).  

Norwich GP Vaccination Centres

Covid vaccinations are being carried out at 3 locations across Norwich; 

  1. Lionwood Medical Practice 30a Wellesley Avenue, Norwich, NR1 4NU 
  2. Bowthorpe Medical Practice Wendene, Norwich, NR5 9HA 
  3. Gurney Medical Practice 40 Fishergate, Norwich, NR3 1SE 

Car parking is available onsite for patients at Lionwood and Bowthorpe.  There is only disabled parking (3 spaces) available Gurney, therefore you would need to park in the multi-story car park at Anglia Square if travelling in by car. 

We will contact you when you are able to book your appointment and advise you of the venue to need to attend for your appointment. 

If you wish to cancel your appointment for any reason, please ensure you do this at least 24 hours in advance so the appointment can be offered to someone else and the vaccine is not wasted. 

Important Information

Do NOT attend for your vaccine if you;

  • Display any symptoms of Covid or you have tested positive in the last 14 days
  • Have any severe unstable bleeding disorders
  • Have any severe allergy that requires you to carry an autoinjector (past or present) Any person with a history of immediate-onset anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the Pfizer vaccine. 

Arrive at your specific time only, with your face covering and be prepared to expose your upper arm for the vaccination.

Sanitise your hands upon entering the building. 

You will be directed to the clinician for your vaccine to be administered and then will booked your next appointment where possible. You will also be shown the exit. 

You will be directed to either a designated area within the practice or back to your car where you will be required to wait for 10-15 minutes following vaccine if you have attended the appointment alone or have to drive yourself home. 

! Side Effects Following Vaccination & MHRA Reporting Site 

Mild side effects are to be expected after vaccination and some may not have any, but if you experience any serious, concerning or ongoing side effects, you should contact us and speak to a GP for advice. 

Information about general side effects post vaccination can be found below;

If you have any prolonged, unusual or severe side effects you should also report them using the MHRA Yellow Card reporting site  

Not Currently In Norwich?

If you have been invited by us to have your vaccine, but you are not currently in Norwich, do not worry - you can book online via the central NHS website where you can have the vaccine local to where you are 

Please note though - the NHS booking site may be operating on a different tier group. Check frequently though as this changes regularly.   


Covid Information in foreign languages 

Symptom free (lateral flow) testing

Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms and can therefore spread the virus without knowing. Order lateral flow testing kits and report online 

Latest information

NHS Covid19 Track and Trace App

Suspected symptoms or contacts

If you are concerned that you may have the virus or have had contact with a suspected or confirmed case, DO NOT attend a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  Stay indoors, avoid contact with others and visit; 

Stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or suspected covid and their households

UEA Students and Staff

UEA students and staff can find information and guidance specific to the university at;

Mental Health 

Mental health support you can find on the following websites;

If you feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it is important to get urgent support;

Vulnerable 'High Risk' Patients


Recovering from Covid

Latest Travel Advice 

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Last updated:10.08.2021

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