Coranavirus - Jan 2021 update
The NHS is vaccinating people in Essex and Suffolk against coronavirus as part of the biggest immunisation programme in NHS history.
The vaccination programme is well underway and is being ramped up following the recent approval and roll out of the Oxford/AstraZenaca vaccine.
Health and care staff are pulling out all the stops to open as many centres as possible as supplies become available. We now have five hospital vaccination hubs, 24 GP-led services with another 14 going live this week (from 11 January) and new vaccination centres opening in the next two weeks. There are now more than 1,000 vaccination sites nationally with the programme rapidly accelerating.
All information on Essex and Suffolk will be posted on this page as the new centres go live.
You can also view our latest slides on the roll out in Essex, a similar presentation for Suffolk will be posted shortly.
We now have five hospital vaccination hubs in operation.
Basildon University Hospital, Broomfield Hospital, Southend Hospital, Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital are now giving the COVID-19 vaccine to people considered the highest priority – those 80 and over, care home staff, and frontline priority health and care workers. They are operating from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. More information below.
Meanwhile West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmonds has converted a floor on an office block into a staff vaccination hub.