Vaccine clinics across Newham are gearing up for Walk-in Week starting this Monday (19 July), when all remaining restrictions will be removed by the Government.
With cases of the Delta variant of Covid 19 still rising, the Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz and public health officials are urging Newham residents to take up their vaccinations.
Nearly 200,000 people in Newham have been vaccinated which equates to almost 70 per cent of all people aged 18 and above. Of those, 118,000 had received their second dose. However as the Delta variant still poses a major concern because of its contagion risks, the focus is on making sure those who are currently unprotected have easy, convenient access to vaccinations.
Due to the position Newham is in, the Mayor also wants residents to continue to wear a mask to protect themselves and others until rates of Covid 19 have decreased.
Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham said:
“Covid 19 has hit our residents hardest – we have seen some of the highest rates of infection, serious illness and death. We have lost family members, loved ones, jobs and businesses so it is essential our community comes to together to do all we can to combat the spread as infections rise.
“The easiest ways to keep your loved ones safe is by taking up the vaccine at a Walk in Vaccination centre as soon as you can and continuing to wear your mask.”
Pop-up clinics will be open from Monday 19 July to Sunday 25 July to make it as simple as possible for everyone aged 18 and older to access their free vaccine. This will be primarily walk-in with some options available for those who would prefer to book an appointment.
An NHS number or GP registration is not required although it is useful to have to hand if available. Residents under 40 years old should attend a Pfizer clinic or pharmacy offering Moderna.
Two doses are required to be fully vaccinated. First and second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZenaca will be available. Residents who received their first dose eight weeks ago can attend to get their second vaccine of the same type.
For further information and for a full list of locations, please visit www.newham.gov.uk/walkinweek
Newham Council Communications Team can be contacted by email at [email protected]