Leading local GP issues Covid-19 booster jab reminder

A leading local GP has reminded people who have not yet had their Covid-19 top-up booster jab that vaccination centres are ready and waiting for them in south west London. Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam’s reminder comes after the NHS began the latest phase of its Covid-19 vaccination programme in March, offering people aged 75 and over, older adult care […]

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Get your spring booster today and be protected this Summer: 5 Facts about the Spring Booster 

Coronavirus is still around us, so getting your Covid-19 spring booster jab will protect you and your loved ones this summer. You are eligible for the spring booster If you are aged: 75 and over  12 and over and have a weakened immune system  If you live in a care home for older people If […]

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Father accompanies his 10 year old to get vaccinated

Luke Mansell took his 10-year-old son Joshua to get his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, he said: “Joshua’s mum and sister are both immunosuppressed and Covid for us has been extraordinary with isolation and at one stage moving completely out of London to keep them safe because of the rates. So, for us it […]

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Five facts about the Covid-19 vaccine for pregnant women

If you’re pregnant, it’s important to get your Covid-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your baby. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that pregnant women are more at risk of severe COVID-19 disease. Pregnant women should get vaccinated as soon as possible and should not wait until after they have given […]

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Local NHS delivers more than three million Covid-19 vaccinations

The Covid-19 vaccination drive in south west London has reached another major milestone with the local NHS revealing that more than three million jabs have now been delivered. Latest figures show that nearly 761,000 Covid-19 booster jabs have been given together with almost 2.25 million first and second doses. The landmark – covering the boroughs […]

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Local NHS urges people with allergies to “come and talk to us” about Covid-19 vaccines

People with allergies who are worried about being vaccinated against Covid-19 are being urged to “come and talk to us” by the local NHS. South West London’s chief pharmacist in Merton, Sedina Agama is reassuring people that “we will help you through it and help you have a vaccine”. She said people can get the […]

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Should my allergies stop me having the COVID vaccine?

Living with allergies can be challenging. Our vaccination teams in South West London say many people come forward with questions seeking trusted advice. Wandsworth GP Dr Nicola Williams is urging anyone with concerns to pop into a vaccination centre, where they can talk in confidence with no pressure to get the jab. “If you have […]

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Edward, 70, who “believed all the misinformation” about vaccinations changes mind and gets Covid-19 jab

Edward Grier, 70, from south west London, is encouraging everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine after changing his mind following a chat with the NHS about the jab. Former soldier Edward had resisted the call from the NHS and family to get protected against coronavirus, admitting that “I was an anti-vaxxer and I believed all […]

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Should my allergies stop me having the COVID vaccine?

Are concerns about your allergies holding you back from getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Come for a chat about the COVID vaccine today. Living with allergies can be challenging. Our vaccination teams in South West London say many people come forward with questions seeking trusted advice. Local Croydon GP, Dr Agnelo Fernandes (pictured) is urging anyone with concerns to pop into a […]

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