Newham residents invited to visit Covid pop-up vaccination clinics – .

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Newham residents invited to visit Covid pop-up vaccination clinics – .


Residents of Newham are encouraged to get vaccinated against Covid as part of the walk-in week.

Pop-up clinics will be held in the borough this week for people to attend and get their jabs.

Walk-in week kicks off today (July 19), the same day most of the legal restrictions put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in England were lifted by the government.

The council said nearly 200,000 people in Newham have received their first vaccine – equivalent to about 70% of adults – and 118,000 of them are also receiving their second dose.

The Recorder reported on Friday July 16 that official data showed coronavirus cases had fallen from 633 in seven days as of July 4 to 722 in the week leading up to July 11.

A spokesperson for the council said the Delta variant still posed “a major concern” because of the risk of contagion.


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“The goal is to ensure that those who are currently unprotected have easy and convenient access to vaccinations. “

East Ham Recreation Center is holding vaccination clinics from July 22 to 25.
– Credit: Andrew Baker

Some places where pop-up clinics can be found during the week include Essex Lodge in Plaistow, Sir Ludwig Guttmann in Stratford, and Woodgrange Medical Practice in Forest Gate.

Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham, said: “Covid-19 has hit our residents the hardest – we have seen some of the highest rates of infection, serious illness and death.

“We have lost our families, loved ones, jobs and businesses, so it is essential that our community comes together to do all we can to fight the spread as infections increase.

“The easiest way to protect your loved ones is to get vaccinated at a walk-in vaccination center as soon as you can. “

Ms Fiaz also announced that she wants residents of the borough to continue wearing masks until the case rate drops.

The council said anyone interested in attending a pop-up clinic does not need an NHS number or GP registration.

Residents under the age of 40 are advised to visit a Pfizer clinic or pharmacy that offers the Moderna jab.

Those who received their first dose of vaccine eight weeks ago may come forward for their second vaccine of the same type.

For a full list of clinic dates and times and for more information, visit newham.gov.uk/walkinweek.

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