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.
Extra testing in Wandsworth
Everyone who lives, works or travels through Wandsworth is being asked to take a COVID-19 PCR test after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough. Find out more about enhanced testing at wandsworth.gov.uk
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 50 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 urgent care pilot has been extended at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton for a further six months. People with injuries such as burns, sprains, broken bones, cuts, bruises and wounds can continue to be seen conveniently and locally at the hospital.
Top five questions
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 Wandsworth some of our 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. So far we’ve held 37 online events with over 1,500 attendees from diverse communities in Wandsworth.
Among our more recent events we met with Love to Learn – a Somali refugees and parents group – and mental health staff at Hestia. We also met with Contact, an organisation supporting families with special educational needs. We also supported a live broadcast event with Wandsworth Council for anyone living or working in the borough.
Among upcoming activity we’re meeting with students from Share Community who have a learning disability and autism. We’re also organising a special sensory community COVID-19 vaccine clinic for people with a learning disability who are needle phobic. The sensory space will be in a familiar environment, equipped with positive distraction and sensory aids to reduce the worry of having the vaccine.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For the latest coronavirus updates, and information from your area, please visit Wandworth Council.