Last updated: 15 April 2021
If you’re aged over 45, 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.
We’ve made good progress protecting our most vulnerable residents from COVID-19, but there’s still more work to be done. We’re encouraging everyone who is currently eligible, but has yet to receive the vaccine, that it’s not too late to get the jab.
We’re urging those aged 45 and above, care home residents, health and care staff, and people who are clinically vulnerable to book an appointment for their first dose as soon as possible. If you’re eligible for the vaccine book your appointment online or by calling 119.
Highlight of the week
The St Nicholas Shopping Centre in the heart of Sutton has been transformed into an NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre to support the NHS vaccination drive. The Centre will play a key role in vaccinating eligible Sutton residents alongside health and care staff.
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Information in different formats and languages
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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 Sutton 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.
Among our most recent events we met with Sutton Carer Steering Group and Sutton Health & Care, School Nursing Team. Soon we aim to discuss the vaccines with unaccompanied asylum seekers (UASC) through the Sutton Council Leaving Care Team. The vaccine will be offered to the UASC via an outreach clinic at the Quad in Carshalton.
To find out more about local engagement, you can read the Sutton 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 Sutton Council.