Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

21 May 2021

  • Suffolk GP Federation is working on the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme with 28 of the 62 GP practices in the area covered by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS West Suffolk CCG.
  • The Federation is responsible for organising the vaccination of patients from those 28 practices who are able to travel to one of five vaccination centres we have set up in Suffolk. Patients of those practices who live in care homes or who are housebound will be contacted by their surgery. Four of our five centres Trinity Park, The Mix, Debenham Community Centre and The Epicentre will close in June and Woodbridge Community Hall will be our only centre that will remain open.
  • The 28 practices are: Barham & Claydon; Burlington Road, Ipswich; Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich; Combs Ford; Deben Road, Ipswich; Debenham; Derby Road, Ipswich; Eye; Felixstowe Road, Ipswich; Framlingham, Framfield House, Woodbridge; Fressingfield; Glemsford; Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich; Haverhill Family; Holbrook & Shotley; Little St John’s, Woodbridge; Mendlesham; Needham Market; Norwich Road, Ipswich; Orchard Street, Ipswich; Dr Solway, Ipswich; Peninsula (Alderton & Aldeburgh); Ravenswood, Ipswich; Stowhealth, Stowmarket; Unity Healthcare (formerly Christmas Maltings), Haverhill; Wickham Market; and Wickhambrook.
  • 144,836 out of 525,384 (27.5%) adults living in the area covered by Suffolk’s two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) had been given both doses of vaccine.

First nine priority groups

On Sunday 21 March, we completed giving first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to people in the first nine priority groups – a total of 91,058 patients. These groups comprise all those who are 50 years of age and over, adults aged 16 to 65 years in at-risk groups, clinically extremely vulnerable individuals, residents in a care home for older adults and staff who work there, and frontline health and social care workers.

If you belong to one of these groups and have not yet been vaccinated, you can make an appointment by booking online here or by calling 119.

Frequently Asked Questions / For more information

  • We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions, with answers, here
  • Another excellent source of information is the Suffolk and North East Essex COVID-19 Vaccination Service website. See here
    This website has been created by health care experts at the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System and also includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. See here
  • A short film (4½ minutes) has been made for people who have an appointment for vaccination at The Mix in Stowmarket. Although it has been made specifically for that venue, much of the information and advice applies to all five of our vaccination centres. To watch the film, click here

Information about COVID-19 in other languages and formats

The Suffolk and North East Essex COVID-19 Vaccination Service website has a section dedicated to COVID-19 information in other languages and formats. See here

It also has a section for people with learning disabilities or autism. See here

British Sign Language (BSL) videos on COVID-19 vaccination are available on the UK government website. See here

NHS advice and information about COVID-19 during pregnancy, labour and birth and the postnatal period, which includes audio recordings and videos, is available here