Two drop-in vaccination clinics in Lynn are inviting 16 and 17-year-olds. Picture: Ian Burt

Two walk-in Covid vaccination clinics in King’s Lynn are now open to 16 and 17-year-olds.

Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking people in that age group to come forward for their jab as soon as they are invited by a letter or phone call from their registered GP practice.

Or those eligible can just turn up at one of the two vaccination centres, with no appointment needed.

From today (Wednesday) to Tuesday, the Inspire Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is open from 8.15am to 7pm and the Corn Exchange at the Tuesday Market Place is open from 9am to 3pm.

People aged 16 and 17 will be offered a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine and do not need parental consent.

The CCG has said vaccinating this group as soon as possible is important, ideally before schools and colleges re-open and before the autumn and winter months.

Some children aged between 12 and 15 are also eligible – those with  increased risk of serious illness from coronavirus or who live with someone who is immunosuppressed – but must wait to be contacted.

The hospital’s Inspire Centre will also be providing a walk-in service for Pfizer jabs for anyone aged over 18 on Friday between 8.15am and 7pm.

The Corn Exchange also has a walk-in service from 9am to 3pm Friday and also over the weekend for both the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccinations.