Staggering success of vaccination program in South West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) comes as 12-15 year olds from Merton, Wandsworth, Croydon, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond are now offered a dose of the vaccine Pfizer. .
Meanwhile, the SWL CCG said “nearly a million” people in the South West London boroughs have received two doses of the Covid vaccine, giving them more comprehensive protection against the Covid-19 virus.
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Dr Nicola Jones, local GP and senior GP for the Covid-19 vaccination program in South West London, said:
“These figures show that South West London has taken another major step forward thanks to the relentless efforts of our immunization program, health workers, volunteers and the public. Each injection makes us all a little bit safer, so the two million vaccine figure is fantastic news.
“Getting vaccinated is the most important thing people can do to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community. It’s simple, safe and saves lives, while also allowing us to continue doing the things that we have missed so much during the pandemic. “
Following the advice of Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty to authorize vaccination of 12-15 year olds, the government announced its decision to offer doses of the Pfizer vaccine to this new group.
Previously, only 12-15 year olds who were immunocompromised, or who lived with someone vulnerable to Covid-19, could be vaccinated.
Now healthy 12-15 year olds can also receive their doses at school.
The vaccine for 12-15 year olds will be administered by the School-Age Children Vaccination Service (SAIS). Additional arrangements will be made for 12-15 year olds who are not in mainstream education.
For more information on walk-in clinics and pop-up clinics in South West London, open to people aged 16 and over, click here.