More than 14,700 south west London Covid-19 booster jabs delivered in 48 hours – equivalent to one every 12 seconds

More than 14,700 Covid-19 booster jabs were delivered in 48 hours last week in south west London – the equivalent of around one every 12 seconds.
 
Some 14,753 booster doses were given on Wednesday October 27 and Thursday October 28 to people who had visited a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic or made a booking, with more than 36,500 delivered during the whole week.
 
Lead GP for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in south west London Dr Nicola Jones said: “This is a fantastic response as the next stage of our hugely successful local vaccination programme continues with people getting their booster in large numbers.
 
“But we want even more people to book their booster. It’s not something that’s just nice to have as an extra – it will provide vital protection for you and your loved ones as we head into winter when Covid-19 presents a bigger risk to our health.
 
“I would encourage urge everyone who is eligible to come forward without delay to get their extra dose while also not forgetting to book in for their free flu jab to ensure the best possible protection over the colder months.”
 
The figures for the boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Croydon came as the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme reported a record 1.6 million booster doses last week (Monday to Sunday). In total, 7,022,871 boosters have been delivered in just over six weeks since the campaign was rolled out.
 
Hundreds of walk-in sites are now also administering crucial booster vaccines across the country, making it easier than ever for those eligible to get their jab.
 
People eligible for their booster can use the NHS online walk-in finder to find the most convenient site to get their top-up without an appointment.
 
This adds to the existing offer through the National Booking Service – people who cannot go online can book by phoning 119 – with a further 1.6 million invitations going out this week as more people become eligible, six months on from their second dose.
 
Those who are eligible for a booster at least six months on from their second dose include:
those living in residential care homes for older adults
– all adults aged 50 years or over
– frontline health and social care workers
– all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
– adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

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