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Hyper-local COVID vaccination pop-up coming to Twickenham!

3 March 2022

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

Nearly 119,000 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 Twickenham area, there are hundreds of residents aged 16-39 who 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 York House, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ on Thursday 10 March from 2 to 6pm. 

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

"Our hyper local pop-ups are proving to be very popular. This week, around 40 people came forward at our Richmond event to have their first jab. This is great and proves it is never too late to have your vaccination.

"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 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st 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 2nd dose from 8 weeks after their 1st 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.

Find out more about vaccine eligibility.

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