Last updated: 23 July 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.
Over the next few days and weeks, we will be visiting some households across the borough of Sutton to talk to residents about the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We have worked in partnership with “Find and Treat” who can supply the Moderna vaccine to the underserved population and held an event on Thursday 24 June at a residence operated by St Mungo’s (emergency / temporary housing provider) where 11 residents were vaccinated. Find and Treat will return to offer the second dose of Moderna and also offer first doses to those residents who were hesitant first time.
On Friday 25 June, we commenced a “door knocking” campaign in Sutton in collaboration with Sutton Volunteer Centre (as part of the joint funding grant). 18 volunteers were recruited with a team coordinator and they volunteers visited Shanklin Estate in Belmont (one of the lowest vaccine uptake areas). The volunteers knocked on over 430 houses and engaged with residents discussing their concerns over the vaccine and inviting them to a walk in clinic. For those homes where the door knockers did not find anyone home, they dropped off an information leaflet.
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.