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How many in Norfolk have had a Covid vaccine where I live? – .


Vaccination rates against Covid in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk continue to struggle, with just two weeks before the final easing of England’s lockdown.

The neighborhoods of Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn have some of the worst rates in the region when it comes to getting vaccinated.

The University and Avenues area of ​​Norfolk County City is the only place where less than half of residents (49.2 percent) have so far been for a jab.

The average for England on June 30 was 82.7 pc.

However, several neighborhoods boast some of the best vaccination rates in the country and health officials have been encouraged by the participation of young people, which was initially a concern.

Almost six months after the publication of weekly data began, it’s easier than ever to see where a lower proportion of people have answered the call for immunization.

Yarmouth Parade – where only 54.6% of eligible patients received a single injection – has the second worst rate in Norfolk.

It is closely followed by North Lynn (55.6 pc), while Yarmouth Central and Northgate exceed the three in five mark (60.1 pc).

Across Norfolk, Mid Suffolk, Waveney and West Suffolk, all remaining neighborhoods to be featured in the bottom 10 are also in Norfolk.

They are:

  • Town, South Lynn et West Lynn (King’s Lynn et West Norfolk) – 61,2 pc
  • Thetford Nord (Breckland) – 63,3 pc
  • East City Center (Norwich) – 63.8 sq. Ft.
  • West City Center (Norwich) – 64.2 rooms
  • Thetford Sud (Breckland) – 65,9 pc
  • Southtown et Cobholm (Great Yarmouth) – 66,7 pc
Parts of Great Yarmouth, including Yarmouth Parade, have some of the region’s Covid vaccination rates
– Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

At the other end of the scale, Heacham and Snettisham (90 pc) – in the district of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk – have the second highest rate in the region and rank 20th out of 6,791 wards in England.

The cluster of nearby villages Dersingham, Sandringham and Massingham is just behind (89.9sqft).

Locally, they are only preceded by Felixstowe East (90.3pc).

Hoveton, Horning and Potter Heigham (89.1 pc), in North Norfolk, and Oulton Broad West (88.5 pc), in East Suffolk, are also in the top 10, as are Blofield, Lingwood and Upton (88.4 pc).

With a clear disparity between some towns and villages, health officials have stepped up efforts in recent weeks to close the gap – and ensure that as many people as possible are protected.

Mobile units have moved to places where adoption has been significantly lower, as well as places of worship and food production factories, while Grab a jab walk-in clinics have become commonplace.

“The immunization program continues to make strong progress,” said a spokesperson for Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, which led the local rollout.

“Thanks to the thousands of people involved, we have now delivered a first dose to 88% of adults, while 69% are now fully immunized.


Walk-in Covid vaccination clinic at Market Gates in Great Yarmouth
– Credit: Neil Didsbury

“We continue to vaccinate in different ways. People can book through the national reservation system, call 119 or attend one of the walk-in vaccination clinics held across Norfolk and Waveney, for the first and second dose.

“In areas where participation is lower, we use the Covid-19 bus in a targeted manner – by having communities vaccinated, reassuring and reducing hesitation about vaccination.

“It’s vital that everyone gets both doses to ensure maximum and longer-term protection. “

Among the under-30s, the youngest vaccination cohort, a high proportion have already accepted the offer in Dersingham, Sandringham and Massingham, where 62.4% have already received a first vaccine.

The figure is 61.9 pc in Oulton Broad West, compared to a national average of 53.7 pc.

Yarmouth Parade and North Lynn are in trouble again (both 31.2 pc), while Holt and Weybourne (32 pc), Brandon (34.1 pc) and Cromer (34.2 pc) are also at the bottom of the listing.

For places where a higher percentage receives a higher level of protection in the form of a second dose, Heacham and Snettisham (76.8 pc), Mundesley, Trunch and Bacton (75.4 pc) and Hunstanton (74.8 pc) perform particularly well.

They do, however, have populations that are much older than most other neighborhoods in the region.


Sophie Smith, 18, from North Walsham was among those who attended the Walk-in Vaccination Center in Market

Sophie Smith, 18, receives a jab at Market Gates in Great Yarmouth
– Credit: Neil Didsbury

The final 10 are again made up entirely of entries from Norfolk, with University and Avenues (28pc), at Norwich supporting the table.

Five other parts of Norwich are also featured.

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