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 arrange by us are being carried out at a couple locations across Norwich; 

  1. Lionwood Medical Practice 30a Wellesley Avenue, Norwich, NR1 4NU 
  2. Gurney Medical Practice 40 Fishergate, Norwich, NR3 1SE 
  3. UEA Medical Centre (occasional pop up clinics)

Guidance for Patients who have had Covid vaccines outside of the UK

If you are coming to the UK from abroad and have already had either a partial or full course of covid vaccination in another country, you may need a further vaccine once you arrive in the UK.

This will depend on which vaccine you have received.  In all cases, please ensure that there has been 8 weeks or more between the last vaccine given abroad before you attend a vaccination centre in the UK. 

If you have had a full course of any of the following vaccines you do not need a further vaccine on arrival to the UK:

  • AstraZeneca/Vaxzeveria
  • *Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Institute of India/Covishield
  • Moderna
  • Novavax
  • Janessen/Johnson&Johnson
  • Gamelaya National Centre of Epidemiology & Microbiology/Sputnik V

If you have had a incomplete course of any of the above, please book via the NHS booking site

*UEA Medical Centre only has Pfizer clinics available to book into - if you need this vaccine, contact reception 01603 251600 to book.  All other vaccines will need booking via the NHS booking site

If you have had one or two doses of any of the following vaccines, you will require a further vaccine. Please attend a covid vaccination clinics for a further vaccine on arrival to the UK:

  • *Sinopharm
  • Sinovac/CoronaVac
  • Gamelaya National Centre of Epidemiology & Microbiology/Sputnik Light
  • CanSino Biologics/Convidencia
  • Bharat Biotech/Covaxin

*If you have had three doses of Sinopharm, you do not need any further vaccine in the UK.

! 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 


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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