Covid vaccine centre closes after giving 50,000 doses

Laura Soames, pharmacy technician, vaccinates Ann Rendall, 85, at the new vaccination centre at Bowt

Laura Soames, pharmacy technician, vaccinates Ann Rendall, 85, at the former vaccination centre at Bowthorpe. - Credit: Denise Bradley

A Covid vaccination clinic in the city has shut.

After handing out more than 50,000 Pfizer and Astra Zeneca doses to the people of Norwich, the final jabs were given at Bowthorpe Health Centre on August 31.

Duncan Martinez Hanson, the Norwich Primary Care Network pharmacy team lead, said: “This is a number we are really proud of and I would like to give my sincere thanks to all of the volunteers and staff who with a fantastic team effort have helped keep the people of Norwich safe during this pandemic.

“I would also like to thank all of our patients for their patience with sometimes busy clinics. Any patients in the Bowthorpe area who still need to have the vaccination can now do so at the Gurney Surgery or Lionwood Medical Practice.”

Vaccines from the health centre, on Wendene, have been given out to people across the community since January.

Opening of the refurbished Bowthorpe health centre. Photo: Bill Smith

Bowthorpe Health Centre on the edge of Norwich. - Credit: Bill Smith

The centre will continue offering its normal services including treatment and consultations as well as a wellbeing centre.

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