Leading local GP issues Covid-19 booster jab reminder

A leading local GP has reminded people who have not yet had their Covid-19 top-up booster jab that vaccination centres are ready and waiting for them in south west London. Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam’s reminder comes after the NHS began the latest phase of its Covid-19 vaccination programme in March, offering people aged 75 and over, older adult care […]

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Get your spring booster today and be protected this Summer: 5 Facts about the Spring Booster 

Coronavirus is still around us, so getting your Covid-19 spring booster jab will protect you and your loved ones this summer. You are eligible for the spring booster If you are aged: 75 and over  12 and over and have a weakened immune system  If you live in a care home for older people If […]

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Children get creative at Centrale’s COVID-19 vaccination centre

Vaccinations of any kind can make children feel a little nervous, that’s why Croydon’s Centrale shopping centre has created a fun space for children to get their COVID-19 vaccine. With hopes to calm any nerves, Centrale’s dedicated vaccination centre has created an arts station where children can flex their creative skills and create artwork that […]

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Father accompanies his 10 year old to get vaccinated

Luke Mansell took his 10-year-old son Joshua to get his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, he said: “Joshua’s mum and sister are both immunosuppressed and Covid for us has been extraordinary with isolation and at one stage moving completely out of London to keep them safe because of the rates. So, for us it […]

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88-year-old says he can “enjoy the summer” after getting his second booster

An 88-year-old from south west London said that he can “enjoy the summer” after receiving his second Covid-19 booster.  Walter got his extra jab at Centre Court in Wimbledon to protect himself and loved ones and then urged over-75s to do the same when they’re invited, along with people aged over 12 with weakened immune […]

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Nearly one person every minute receiving their spring booster

The equivalent of 56 spring boosters were delivered to south west Londoners every hour during the first two weeks of the latest phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The local NHS delivered 18,920 second boosters to eligible people* after 95-year-old grandad Devraj Jhalam from Slough became one of the first people nationally to receive their […]

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Community champions and NHS staff attend Westminster Abbey thank you event

NHS staff and community champions from south west London attended a special thank you event at Westminster Abbey. They were among GPs, pharmacists and other members of voluntary groups at Westminster Abbey on 23 March. The Abbey, which has been used as a vaccination centre pop up venue, hosted keynote speakers from across London. The […]

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Five facts about the Covid-19 vaccine for pregnant women

If you’re pregnant, it’s important to get your Covid-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your baby. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that pregnant women are more at risk of severe COVID-19 disease. Pregnant women should get vaccinated as soon as possible and should not wait until after they have given […]

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Dinosaur-themed vaccine clinic helps put children at ease

The Wilson Hospital COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Mitcham has been given a prehistoric makeover, with the aim of putting young children at ease when they come for their jab. Throughout February, the Wilson has been running clinics for children aged five to 11 who are eligible for vaccination because they are clinically extremely vulnerable or […]

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