People remain extremely concerned about the COVID-19, particularly given the increased transmissibility of the new variant identified in December, and the lack of information and uncertainty surrounding the timing and practicalities of the vaccine roll-out is only adding to the stress and anxiety already caused by the pandemic. Your GP will contact you when it is time for your vaccination. Please do not contact your GP regarding your vaccination as this risks slowing the progress of the rollout.
Vaccinations began in the constituency on the 29 December after Kingston Hospital received 1,000 doses of the Pfizer jab. These were given to patients aged 80 and over, local care home staff and NHS staff who were particularly at risk.
Now the focus is shifting from the hospital hubs to community vaccine sites covering the following areas, with vaccinations having already started or expected to begin this week. This includes Hampton, Richmond, Sheen and Barnes, Twickenham (West and East).
These vaccination centres will shortly be reinforced with centres capable of vaccinating many more people each day. It is expected that the majority of over 80s in the area will have received their first dose of the vaccination by the end of January.
The local Clinical Commissioning Group and Council will send updates periodically throughout the rollout of the vaccine.
The following links provide further information and answers to frequently asked questions about the rollout.