Across South West London we have now vaccinated over half of our adult population, an incredible milestone to have passed. We have now delivered over 880,000 vaccinations, including over 158,000 first doses in Croydon according to the latest NHS published figures. We know there are still many more vaccines to deliver and we continue work hard to increase this particularly in those communities and areas with a lower uptake.
- The NHS is now inviting 40 year olds to book their vaccine through the national booking system
- We continue to reach out and engage with our communities including vaccination pop-up clinics at His Grace Evangelical Outreach, Trinity Baptist Church and Sakthy Ghanapathy Temple.
- We have held walk in and twilight vaccination sessions at Selhurst Park, Centrale Shopping Centre and Fairfield Halls – hoping to remove barriers for local people and encourage them to take up the offer of the vaccine
- We are working hard to reach out to some of our more vulnerable communities including the homeless, asylum seekers, people in temporary accommodation and sex workers with dedicated pop-up vaccination clinics at Nightwatch soup kitchen and Lantern Hall. We’ve also partnered with Rainbow Health Centre to deliver a roving model that has given the first vaccine to 516 members of this group in hostels, emergency shelters and rough sleepers.
- Those under 30 who are eligible for the vaccine, will be offered an alternative to the AZ vaccine with Moderna or Pfizer – they should contact their GP to discuss their options when it is their turn to be vaccinated.