Last updated: 18 June 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?
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.
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.
Appointments for a second dose of a vaccine will be brought forward from 12 to eight weeks for those over 50 or those who are more clinically vulnerable to coronavirus. This is relevant to people in the top nine priority groups. The NHS will contact those who should bring their appointment forward. There is no requirement to contact the NHS for this.
To make it easier for local people to take up their COVID-19 vaccination we are opening up a number of our centres as a walk in service for those who are eligible. Find your nearest walk-in session.
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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
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’re working with our local vaccination team, the Council, Healthwatch and community groups to understand where take up is low in our borough so we can target engagement where it is needed. Recently, working with Refugee Action Kingston, we’ve arranged a meeting for Korean people across south west London to talk about the vaccine.
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.