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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In the latest stage of the NHS vaccination programme, it has been confirmed that 16 and 17 year olds are now eligible to take up the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, protecting themselves, their family and friends.
As well as some local GPs beginning to contact those aged 16 and 17 years registered with their practices, we are pleased to confirm that we now have a number of sites across South West London, that are able to offer walk-ins to this group. We expect the National Booking System to open up to bookings for this age group in the near future.
You can find the latest walk-in vaccination clinics on our website here – this page is updated regularly and we would appreciate your support in sharing the information.
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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 Wandsworth, and get the results the same day, usually within 30 minutes. This is called lateral flow testing.
Find out more at wandsworth.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
To date, we have worked with community groups to deliver 73 online and community based Covid-19 vaccine information sessions with over 2700 attendees from diverse communities in Wandsworth.
We are supporting our local groups and charities to reach communities with the latest information on vaccine drop-ins and pop-ups. Together with our Patient and Public Involvement Reference Group and Thinking Partners in Wandsworth, we have been sharing facts about the vaccines in multiple formats including Easy Read and in other languages.
Over the last fortnight we have been working with Hestia to reach those who have concerns about the vaccines in supported housing, domestic abuse and mental health services reaching 45 of Hestia’s staff. Alongside our pharmacy team, we also delivered a Healthcare Question and Answer session with Wandsworth Asian Carers and the Macular Society to spread the word about the safety of the vaccines and learn how we can make the vaccine clinics even more accessible.
Upcoming sessions will include Wandsworth Summer Unlocked for 18-25 year olds linking in with A2nd Voice who are running community activities for young Autistic people from Black British and Black African residents.
We are also delighted to announce that we have now awarded eight projects via our NHS Wandsworth Community Grants Programme – South West London CCG (swlondonccg.nhs.uk) and will work alongside those groups to share information on the vaccination programme to support people to make the best decisions to protect their health.
Please do get in contact if you would like to discuss community engagement in Wandsworth:
Naomi Good firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about local engagement, you can read the Wandsworth Communications and Engagement Plan.
If you’d 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 Wandworth Council.