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.
Please do not contact us to request a Covid vaccine or to enquire when you will be contacted. You will be contacted once we have had instruction from NHS England via our local health authority, that it is your turn to be invited for vaccination. The vaccine will be offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely.
Cohorts and Tier Groups
The Covid vaccination programme is currently being rolled vaccinating the most vulnerable first.
You will be invited to book for your vaccine based on the following priority tier system - this could be subject to change at any time as per government guidelines. Please do not call us to try and be seen sooner than the group you come under.
2nd Vaccine Appointments
If you have received your first dose of Covid vaccine, you will be contacted approx 10 weeks later to book in for your 2nd dose (to have within the 12 week timeframe). If you have not heard anything by week 11, call us on 01603 251600.
NB/Those aged over 50 will be invited to have their 2nd dose at 8 weeks as per recent guidance and will be invited as soon as possible.
Norwich Vaccination Centres
Covid vaccinations are being carried out at 3 locations across Norwich;
- Lionwood Medical Practice 30a Wellesley Avenue, Norwich, NR1 4NU
- Bowthorpe Medical Practice Wendene, Norwich, NR5 9HA
- 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.
Do NOT attend for your vaccine if you;
- Display any symptoms of Covid or you have tested positive in the last 14 days
- Have had a flu vaccine in the last 2 weeks of plan to have one in the next 2 weeks
- 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 https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/
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 www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Please note though - the NHS booking site may be operating on a different tier group. Check frequently though as this changes regularly.