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Kew targeted for vaccine walk-ins this weekend!

19 July 2021

As part of a series of vaccine walk-in clinics for areas around the borough with a lower take up rate, residents in Kew are invited to attend an event this coming Saturday!

Following a successful event in Heathfield, where hundreds of people turned up to have their jab, those in Kew are now being specially invited, as we know that around 42% of residents aged 18 to 39 in the area have not yet had their first jab.

The clinic will be at Queen’s C of E Primary School in Kew (Cumberland Road, Kew, TW9 3HJ) from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 24 July.

No appointments will be needed and both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be available. The walk-in clinic will allow people to attend at a time that is convenient for them and means groups of friends can attend together to have their first doses.

It is also an opportunity for people who missed their second dose of the vaccine or haven’t got round to booking it, to ensure they are fully vaccinated. However, please remember that second doses are only given to those who received their first dose eight weeks' ago or more (no later than 29 May).

This is the latest pop-up clinic available in Richmond upon Thames, with others planned in the weeks ahead around the borough.

Cllr Piers Allen, Chair of the Adult Social Services, Health and Housing Services Committee and Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board at Richmond Council, said:

"Whilst the move towards normality and greater personal freedom will be welcomed by many, we must all understand that the virus is still very much here in our communities. Cases of the Delta variant are rising in our borough and it is therefore important to make sure that you and your loved ones are vaccinated to prevent series illness and stop the spread.

"Together with the NHS, we are pulling out all the stops to make it as easy as possible for residents to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and where they are able to get their jab. Over the next week we will be knocking on doors in Kew, speaking to residents directly to encourage them to attend the event on Saturday.

"If you haven’t had your vaccine yet - please come along."

Richmond GP, Dr Patrick Gibson said:

"The NHS and Richmond Council have worked together closely to organise this local walk-in clinic for Richmond residents to make getting the vaccination as convenient and easy as possible.

"If you’re planning to be in Kew on Saturday, or live near-by, and haven’t yet had your vaccine, please come along and see us.

"If you missed your second dose of the vaccine or didn’t get round to booking it, you are also welcome to attend - but please make sure you had your first jab eight weeks ago or more. Otherwise you will be turned away and asked to return to a future clinic."

A recent study by Public Health England found that having both doses of the vaccine significantly increased protection against the more transmissible Delta and Beta variants.

People who have had both vaccinations can demonstrate their vaccination status two weeks after their second dose through the NHS COVID Pass. This can be used for travelling abroad to some countries and at a series of event trials in England.

For more information, go to South West London CCG.

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Updated: 19 July 2021