Last updated: 25 August 2021
If you’re aged over 18, a carer or have an underlying health condition, call 119 or visit nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
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
- The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus.
- It’s never too late to get the Covid vaccine. It’s safe and effective, but speak to your GP if you have any concerns.
Who’s being prioritised for vaccination?
Anyone aged 16 and over can now get their COVID-19 vaccination. Eligible children aged between 12 and 15 can also receive their jab. For further details on whether your child is eligible, click the link below.
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.
You may also be able to have your first vaccination at one of the following walk-in clinics in south west London – but not everyone is eligible, so please check the clinic details before deciding to go.
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We continue to work hard with our partners to vaccinate our residents, with walk-in and pop up services available for those who are eligible for a first dose. At some of our sites this has now extended to those eligible for their second dose too.
All walk-in sessions and most pop-up vaccination clinics are added to our website here – this page is updated regularly and we would appreciate your support in sharing the information.
Eligible people can also continue to book first and second appointments through the national booking system.
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GP Dr Pambos talks about how side effects from the COVID vaccine are common and usually nothing to worry about.
Getting tested if you don’t have symptoms
Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms. You can get a free rapid COVID-19 test at a local site in Richmond, and get the results the same day, usually within 30 minutes. This is called lateral flow testing.
Find out more at richmond.gov.uk
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
We know that in Richmond some communities are less likely to take up the offer of the vaccine than other groups.
We’re 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.
We have been working with partners including Kingston Council and the voluntary sector to run walk-in vaccine pop up clinics over the last few weeks at Kingston Mosque, Chessington Sports Centre, The Kingston Academy and the New Malden United Reformed Church. Volunteers from the mosque did a leaflet drop and spoke to residents in the neighbourhood ahead of the clinic on Friday 25 June. During July we have also supported the door knocking campaign where a team has been out and about in the local area ahead of the pop up clinic, leafleting and speaking to residents on their doorstep – promoting the clinic, sharing information and answering questions about the vaccine and how to book your vaccine appointment
We engaged with local residents and had an information stall at the Summer of Fun event held on 8 July, in partnership with Kingston Council.
We continue to work with Healthwatch, the Council’s community engagement team and our local voluntary and community sector to find opportunities to reach into local communities including our black and minority ethnic communities.
To find out more about local engagement, you can read the Richmond Communications and Engagement Plan.
If you would like to attend a local COVID-19 vaccination event or find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the latest coronavirus updates, and information from your area, please visit Richmond Council.