|Wandsworth parents and carers have the chance to ask us about the COVID-19 vaccination programme for 12 to 15-year-olds, currently being rolled out through the borough’s schools and vaccination centres.|
A webinar Q&A, jointly hosted with Wandsworth Council, will take place on Tuesday 23 November from 6.30pm to 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams. People can take part by registering for the session on Eventbrite using this link.
The panel will be made up of local healthcare professionals including Chief Pharmacist Sedina Agama and the borough’s Director of Public Health, Shannon Katiyo, who will pose questions from the audience.
The 12 to 15-year-olds’ vaccination programme was launched in Wandsworth schools in October. Children from this age group can also be vaccinated, accompanied by their parents or carers, at certain walk-in clinics or by booking a slot through the national booking system. So far more than 27,000 South West London 12 to 15-year-olds have had the vaccine.
There are walk-in clinics across South West London, including Queen Mary’s Vaccination Centre in Roehampton. More details can be found on the NHS South West London walk-in pages.
Panel member Sedina Agama said: “As winter approaches, it’s more important than ever that we all protect ourselves against COVID-19. For young people of this age group, having the jab means less disruption to school life and protection from the risk of serious illness or the effects of long COVID. It also restricts the spread of the disease to vulnerable people in the wider community.
“We are aware parents and carers have lots of questions about the vaccine and how it is being rolled out to children in schools. Please sign up for the webinar – it’s your chance to get answers to your questions and ensure you are well informed about this crucial vaccination programme.”
Previous Q&A sessions have taken place with parents across South West London. Find out what people have been asking about the vaccine programme on our 12 to 15s pages.
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