COVID-19 Vaccine round up

Restrictions have been eased and things will start looking as they were before however we must remember the COVID virus is still circulating and we must protect ourselves from it.

Published on 6/08/2021 in Children's services

Sutton’s Community Leaders on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Restrictions have been eased and things will start looking as they were before however we must remember the COVID virus is still circulating and we must protect ourselves from it. The Sutton Community Leader’s have put together a video explaining the importance of having both your vaccination jabs which you can view here.

Walk-in and pop up vaccination clinics

There are walk in and pop up vaccination clinics available all across South West London. If you are over 18 you are eligible for your COVID-19 vaccination, you can get your 1st or 2nd dose at one of our many walk-in clinics. Your 2nd dose must be 8 weeks or more after your first – this will give you the best long term protection

Please see the map of walk in and pop up vaccination clinics.

Walk in Vaccine centre (Health & Social Care Staff ONLY) – St Nicholas Shopping Centre

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. Across Sutton, we have now delivered over 100,000 vaccinations.

If you are a front-line health or care worker you are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination, but haven’t got around to booking your appointment, come along to the St Nicholas Shopping Centre, you do not need an appointment.

Please bring proof of employment like your work ID badge and a letter from your employer to confirm your eligibility as a front-line health or care worker. Front-line health and social care staff can use the National Booking System to book a specific appointment at a wide range of vaccine centres aswell. You can do this by visiting this webpage or by calling 119.  The full list of South West London vaccination centres is available here.

St Nicholas Shopping Centre, SM1 1AY is open 8am – 6:30pm.

The site can be accessed at two main doors at either end of the centre with both entrances being suitable for wheelchairs. It can also be reached from the St Nicholas car park which has a walkway across the main road with direct access to the first floor of the centre. Lifts are also available. 

Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, explains why vaccination of care staff provides protection for us all

For many of you, particularly those of you working in care home settings, this final easing of restrictions has brought mixed emotions, I’m sure.

Many of you, your colleagues and residents will have already been vaccinated with one, hopefully two doses, of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you for being part of our collective efforts to unlock the country – it is hugely appreciated.

While nationally, the majority of care home staff have been vaccinated, according to the latest published data, only 65% of older care homes in England are currently meeting this minimum level. While we want to see all care homes pass the SAGE thresholds, the over-riding imperative is to maximise and maintain protection across the board.

The new regulations come into force on 11 November this year (see the next story for a useful timeline). Care providers and their staff need time to prepare, which is why a 16-week grace period has begun, allowing colleagues who haven’t been vaccinated to arrange to have both doses. You can book and manage your vaccinations on the NHSE website.

Further information on the vaccine

Please visit COVID-19 Vaccine page.

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