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Live in central Richmond? Get your COVID-19 jab at pop-up next week

23 February 2022

As part of the Council and NHS programme of pop-up vaccination centres, residents in central Richmond will be able to walk-in to get their jab next week at the Cambrian Centre.

Over 118,000 people have now had the first two jabs and their booster vaccination in the borough. However, there are still some people who are yet to have their first jab. In the central Richmond area, we know around 40% of residents aged 16-39 have not yet been vaccinated. We want to make it as easy as possible to access the vaccine, therefore a local walk-in clinic has been organised.

In addition, we know that some people have been hesitant to have the vaccination because they have questions or concerns. To ensure that people have the opportunity to discuss their worries and get the facts, the NHS will also have a private and confidential area for individuals to meet with a health expert. There will be no pressure to have the vaccine on that day, but the facility will be there if people want it. 

The information and vaccination event will be at the Cambrian Centre, Caplan Court, 1 Grove Road, Richmond, TW10 6SN on Wednesday 2 March from 2 to 6pm.  

Anyone aged 12+ who is due their first, second or booster vaccination will be able to have their jab throughout the day. No appointments are required, and people can just walk in.  

Please remember that second doses and boosters are only given to those who received their first dose 8 weeks’ ago or more. And if you have had COVID-19 recently, you need to wait 28 days before you can have another jab.   

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said: 

"Whilst we are all keen to help Richmond upon Thames get back on its feet, the best way to do that is by being cautious and we all need to take personal measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus.

"Having the vaccine is an easy step for each of us to take to protect ourselves and those around us. If you haven’t had your vaccine yet and have questions, NHS health experts (including GPs and family clinicians) will be at our Richmond event to help. And if you are due jabs two or three, please use this opportunity to have your next dose locally."

For more information about the vaccine and other walk-ins available, visit NHS South West London

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Updated: 1 March 2022

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