Do the right thing – have the vaccine
9 June 2021
All Richmond upon Thames residents aged 25 or over can now get their COVID vaccination – inviting them to join the other 118k local people who have had their first jab.
Since the vaccination rollout started at the end of last year, 118,287 local people have had their first dose and nearly 70k their second, providing them maximum possible protection from coronavirus (data correct from 3 June).
Anyone 25 or over is now eligible for a vaccine and asked to book their jab online or by calling 119.
People aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated guidance.
Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:
“The vaccination rollout has been storming ahead in Richmond. Well over half of our adult resident population have now had at least one jab.
“We are now on the home straight and we must not slow down. It is clear that the vaccine is saving lives and preventing hospitalisations.
“The vaccine is our way out of the pandemic. I ask everyone to do the right thing. It is incumbent on us all to play our part in combatting this virus. I believe it is our public duty to have the vaccine. If not for yourself – do it for those around you.
“So, please – get the jab. It could save your life, protect your loved ones, and others in the community.”
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Up to: June 2021
Updated: 9 June 2021