Over-40s and frontline health and care staff are being invited to a new NHS walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Croydon.
They will be able to have their first coronavirus virus jab at Croydon University Hospital vaccination centre without making an appointment first.
The walk-in clinic will run from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021 between 8am and 7pm. People visiting for their jab should bring either a document with their proof of age such as a passport or driving licence or their proof of employment ID for front line health and care staff.
This new hospital clinic, which will also be available for other people eligible for vaccination, will run alongside the existing hospital vaccination centre that has been vaccinating people since early December as well as other community, GP led and pop-up clinics that are already delivering jabs across the borough.
Dr Agnelo Fernandes, GP Borough Lead for Croydon, said: “We’ve delivered more than 160,000 vaccinations in Croydon and this walk-in clinic at Croydon University Hospital is another way to help people get their jab – following the success of recent ‘pop-up’ clinics at places of worship and walk-in sessions.
“I would urge anyone who is eligible to join the hundreds of thousands of residents across south west London who have already had a vaccination – it’s safe, effective and is the best way to protect you, your loved ones and your community.”
Dr Nnenna Osuji, Medical Director for Croydon Health Services, said: “We know that some people can find it difficult to book an appointment because of work or childcare commitments so the walk-in service is a great alternative for anyone eligible who hasn’t yet had their first Covid-19 vaccination.
“Please take advantage of this clinic to get your jab – vaccinating as many people as possible is helping to bring COVID-19 under control and offers us all a route out of the pandemic back towards normality.”
Vaccinations administered each day are dependent on deliveries received.
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk. It’s being given to people:
- aged 40 and over or who will turn 40 before 1 July 2021
- who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- who live or work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- with a learning disability
- who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19.