The COVID booster rollout across Suffolk and north east Essex has got off to a flying start with more than 12,500 vaccines administered in the first week – a greater number than any other area in the East of England.

Walk-in clinics opened on September 11th and almost 100 dates and locations are currently listed on the local COVID vaccination website where those eligible can receive the vaccine with no need for an appointment.

Those eligible are able to book an appointment via the national online booking system HERE or by calling 119 anytime.

To make accessing COVID protection as easy and convenient as possible more pharmacies than ever before are offering the vaccine. 65 pharmacies across the patch are participating in the rollout compared to 35 previously, including in Haverhill where the NHS has teamed up with the Clare Pharmacy to deliver a daily (Monday to Saturday) walk-in clinic at the Haverhill Health Centre.

Elizabeth Moloney, who is leading the COVID vaccination rollout for the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board, said: “The last week has seen a great many people come forward which certainly lays to rest any fears of COVID fatigue.

“People obviously recognise that the virus is still out there, and that vaccination remains one of the very best ways to protect not only their own health, but the health of their family and loved ones too.

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