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COVID jab pop-up to return to Twickenham

15 March 2022

Following the success of a hyper-local COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Twickenham last week, the NHS will be returning to York House to offer another opportunity for people to have the jab.

Nearly 120,000 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. Last week, as part of a programme of hyper-local vaccination pop-ups, the NHS Team hosted a clinic in Twickenham. It was so popular that the vaccinators ran out! So, to enable all those in the central Twickenham area who have not yet been vaccinated to have the jab, we are hosting another session next week.

The information and vaccination event will be at York House, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ on Thursday 24 March from 1to 7pm. 

Similarly to the last session, anyone who is hesitant to have the vaccination because they have questions or concerns can also come along and discuss their worries and facts with our expert NHS team in a private and confidential area. There will be no pressure to have the vaccine on that day, but the facility will be there if people want it.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

"We want to make it as easy as possible for people to have their vaccination. We are currently focusing our efforts on those areas that generally have a lower take-up. But please be reassured that there are other locations in the borough that people can just walk in.

"We don’t want to turn anyone away who is keen to have the jab. So, we have extended the next Twickenham programme, to ensure that all those who turn up can have their vaccination.

"Please remember, 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 York House next week to help. And if you are due jabs two or three, please use this opportunity to have your next dose locally."

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.

Most children aged 12 to 17 can get a second dose from 12 weeks after they had their first dose. If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not at high risk from COVID-19, they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID-19 vaccine. This starts from the date of their positive PCR test.

Those aged 18+ can get a second dose from 8 weeks after their first dose. Those aged 16 + can get a booster vaccination from 3 months after their 2nd dose. If you are aged 18+ and have had COVID-19 recently, you need to wait 28 days before you can have a vaccination.

For more information about the vaccine and other walk-ins available, visit NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

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