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.
Phase One Tier Groups
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers (complete)
- All those over 80 years of age and over (complete)
All front line healthcare and social care workers (complete)
- All those 75 years of age and over (complete)
- All those 70 years of age and over (complete)
All those clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (complete)
- All those 65 years of age and over (complete)
- All individuals ages 16-64 years in an at risk group see clinical conditions list below (in progress)
- All those 60 years of age and over (complete)
- All those 55 years of age and over (in progress)
- All those 50 years of age and over (in progress)
- *All those 40-49 years of age and over
- *All those 30-39 years of age and over
- *All those 18-29 years of are and over
*phase two roll out - groupings still to be confirmed
(Last updated: 15.03.21)
Clinical conditions list (group 6);
For further detail, see The Greenbook, Chapter 14a, table 3 (pg10/11)
- a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
- a heart problem
- a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
- a kidney disease
- a liver disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
- rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis (who may require long term immunosuppressive treatments)
- have had an organ transplant
- had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
- a neurological or muscle wasting condition
- a severe or profound learning disability
- a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
- are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
- are severely mentally ill
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.
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.
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.
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/