Last updated: 05 March 2021
Your local NHS is delivering the biggest vaccination programme in its history. Everyone has an important part to play to help us with this programme of work
- If you’re aged 60 or over you can book an appointment at a local vaccination centre or community pharmacy site online or by calling 119 for free.
- If you’re under 60 and do not fall into one of the current priority groups the NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.
- When we do contact you, or you have booked your appointment, please make sure you attend.
- Please don’t go to a vaccination site without an appointment. Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – hands, face, space.
Who’s being prioritised for vaccination?
Our priority remains vaccinating the most vulnerable people in south west London. The NHS will offer you a vaccination when it’s your turn – this will be when you’re in a priority group.
What do you need to know about appointments?
When it’s your turn, you’ll be invited by the NHS to book an appointment.
Where can you get vaccinated?
The vaccination is being offered in a variety of places across south west London, including GP and pharmacy-led services, hospitals and community vaccination centres.
We’ve offered jabs to everyone aged 60 years+ and now we’re focusing on vaccinating anyone considered clinically vulnerable, adult carers, people registered with a learning disability and adults with other related conditions, including cerebral palsy.
Highlight of the week
Marcia is a frontline social worker in Croydon. She wasn’t sure about having the COVID-19 vaccine but then decided she wanted to protect the vulnerable residents she visits, see her family and get back to being part of the community. Marcia had her vaccine at Selhurst Park stadium – watch her story.
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Information in different formats and languages
You can translate all the written content on this website by using the language menu in the top right hand corner of this page.
Useful resources are available in many languages and formats, including British Sign Language, which will help you to learn more about the vaccine and how it’s being offered. The handy resources have been produced by the NHS, Public Health England and partners.
Engagement with local communities in Croydon
We know that in Croydon some of our communities are less likely to take up the offer of the vaccine than other groups.
We are engaging with local communities to give people the chance to ask local experts about the vaccine so that they can make informed decisions and we can understand any concerns they may have.
Our most recent events included a webinar for the BAME community hosted by Councillor Kabir, asking an expert panel ‘Should we take the vaccine?’, a Hindi/Urdu question and answer session, hosted by Asian Resource Centre Croydon, and a similar event for primary care staff.
Upcoming activity includes meeting with the Pentecostal church and working with Mind, HearUs and SLaM to meet people they work with who may have concerns about the vaccination process. We’re also planning a cross-borough event for the Tamil community.
To find out more about engagement in Croydon, you can read the Croydon Communications and Engagement Plan.
If you would like to attend a local COVID-19 vaccination event or find out more, email email@example.com
For the latest coronavirus updates, and information from your area, please visit Croydon Council