Please see below a message from Dr Agnelo Fernandes and Matthew Kershaw
The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective and remains our best protection against Covid-19 and the surest route to a return to normal life. Millions of people have now received a Covid-19 vaccine and across Croydon we have now delivered over 320,000 doses of the vaccine.
Covid-19 infections rates are currently rising across England with the latest test-and-trace figures showing 45% more infections week-on-week. The first dose of the vaccine offers a high level of protection, but to get maximum and longer-lasting protection, everyone will need to get a second dose. Across South West London, we are working to tackle the spread of Covid-19 by creating additional opportunities for people to vaccinate, including walk-in clinics.
Over the next week we will be offering the following walk-in clinics in Croydon for the Oxford-AZ vaccine:
- Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace, SE25 6PU:
- 9am to 7pm, Friday 11 to Sunday 13 June 2021
- Centrale Shopping Centre, CR0 1TY:
- 9am to 7pm, Monday 14 to Sunday 20 June 2021
We will be advertising these walk-in clinics for those who received their first dose of Oxford-AZ before mid-April but have not yet had their second. We will also be encouraging anyone who is eligible for a first dose to come forward. Anyone under 40 can also come and speak to a clinician about their vaccination options.
These walk-in clinics complement the work we continue to deliver across the borough to vaccinate local people including our GP led vaccination centres, GP and nurse led pop-up clinics across the borough and outreach and engagement work for priority groups locally. As you know, you can read more about the programme on our website at www.swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid
All those eligible can book a vaccination appointment to suit them online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you are doing to help with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Dr Agnelo Fernandes
GP Borough Lead for Croydon