|One million local people have now been given their first COVID-19 vaccination by the NHS in south west London – with over 700,000 receiving two doses.|
Sports clubs, art venues and shopping centres across south west London have been transformed into warm and friendly environments where local people feel safe to go and get vaccinated.
The equivalent of 83% of the combined adult population of the boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Croydon, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond, are now protected by at least one dose.
Dr Nicola Jones, local GP and lead GP for the COVID-19 vaccination programme in south west London, said:
“The NHS in south west London has undertaken an ambitious plan to protect our residents most at risk from Covid-19, with the vast majority of people now protected with at least one dose of a vaccine.
“However, there are still thousands of people – many of them younger – who have not yet taken up the offer of a vaccine.
“For those who are still unsure, please come and have a chat at one of our vaccination centres to get the facts. There is no pressure to be vaccinated – we just want to make sure everyone has the facts so they can make their own decision.”
For information about walk-in and pop-up clinics in south west London visit https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/where-can-you-get-vaccinated/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/
People can also call 119 or visit the national booking service to make an appointment at a local vaccination centre or pharmacy.
Those aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidance.
The NHS is vaccinating in line with the JCVI guidelines and people must wait at least eight weeks before getting their second dose. An eight-week gap has been clinically proven to give the best protection from Covid-19 and especially the Delta variant.
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