Booster Covid and flu vaccines are now available to eligible people in Suffolk. 

As of Monday, 60 dates, times and locations for upcoming walk-in clinics have been published on the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System website. 

These include venues in Mildenhall, Sudbury, Clare, Long Melford, Haverhill, Ipswich, Kesgrave and Bury St Edmunds. 

From next Monday, these groups will also be able to book their boosters through the NHS website, the NHS App or by calling 119. 

Those eligible for a booster vaccine include:  

  • Residents in a care home for older adults 
  • Adults aged 65 years and over 
  • People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group 
  • People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression 
  • People aged 16 to 64 years who are carers and staff working in care homes for older adults. 
  • Frontline health and social care workers 

This news comes days after it was revealed that there had been a major outbreak of a new Covid outbreak detected in a Norfolk care home, which accounted for 82 percent of all confirmed cases in the UK. 

It was revealed last week that 28 of the 34 confirmed cases of the new Pirola variant had been detected at a single care home, then unnamed. 

On Monday, this care home was revealed to be the Shipdham Manor home, near Dereham.  

A spokesperson confirmed on Monday that the home currently had no positive cases. 

Elizabeth Moloney is leading the Covid booster vaccine rollout in Suffolk and northeast Essex.  

She said: “As we enter autumn, we remain cautious on how the Covid virus may present itself over the coming months.  New variants make it all the more important for people to protect their health with vaccination. 

“If you have a friend, relative or neighbour who is eligible I urge you to have a conversation with them to make sure they know the booster will soon be available and that they know where to go.” 

To view the list of walk-in clinics, click here