The NHS in south west London drives forward ambitious vaccination programme

The national figures published today report that our local clinicians have vaccinated around 140,000 residents, an increase of around 45,000 on those reported in the previous week.

With over 30 vaccination sites now live and more large sites opening in the coming weeks, our vaccinators are ready and waiting to protect even more south west London residents and frontline health and care staff.

Dr Nicola Jones, local GP and lead GP for the vaccination programme, said:

“While it’s good news that the number of local people being vaccinated is going up, there is still much to do to support our residents who are hesitant about the vaccine to come forward when they are invited.

“We are listening to our community and tackling rumours through open Q&A sessions with a panels of local family doctors, one-on-one conversations and providing people with the right information in the right format for them.

“We would like to thank you for your ongoing support in our community effort to beat Covid-19 by getting as many people as possible protected.”

The NHS is working closely with local authorities and community partners to ensure up to date information is available for local people around how the vaccination works and how safe it is, through conversations with health and care staff, local leaders and the wider community.

The shared focus is to listen to those residents from a Black, Asian or from an ethnic minority, those who are older, the more vulnerable as well as those living in deprived areas.