Get boosted at the Waldron!

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People from south east London are being invited to receive Covid-19 vaccinations at a walk-in clinic at the Waldron Health Centre in New Cross, Lewisham.

The ‘Week of Opportunity’ to be vaccinated starts on Tuesday 14 December and will run until Sunday 19 December. There is no need to book an appointment and those who attend will be able to receive a first, second or booster dose as appropriate. People who are eligible will be able to receive a flu jab too.

The week of vaccination clinics at the Waldron Health Centre are the result of collaboration between the NHS and local authorities in Lewisham and Southwark.

Dr Catherine Mbema, Lewisham’s Director of Public Health, said: ““I urge all eligible Londoners to get their booster vaccine as soon as possible. By opening up a six-day walk-in clinic at the Waldron Health Centre – and keeping it running into early evenings and the weekend – we’re hoping many local residents will be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine dose they are due, this side of Christmas.”

Amersham Vale GP, Dr Seb Kalwij, said: “The vaccination is our best defence against Covid-19 and its variants. I encourage all those who are eligible to use this fantastic opportunity to get vaccinated at our walk-in clinic.

“Throughout the week, there will be a real Covid-19-safe festive atmosphere, with a DJ, mince pies, carol singing, coffee and hot chocolate. Everyone who comes along to be vaccinated will receive a warm welcome – and be confident in the knowledge that they’re in a safe environment and protecting themselves and their loved ones.”

No appointment is needed. The dates and times of the vaccination slots are:

  • 9am – 7pm Tuesday 14 December
  • 9am – 7pm Wednesday 15 December
  • 9am – 7 pm Thursday 16 December
  • 9am – 5pm Friday 17 December
  • 9am – 4pm Saturday 18 December
  • 11am – 5pm Sunday 19 December.

The Waldron Health Centre is at Amersham Vale, New Cross Lewisham, SE6, 4LD. It is close to New Cross station and is served by a number of bus routes.

Anyone can get their Covid-19 vaccination at the clinic, in line with eligibility. Find more information on eligibility on the South East London NHS website.

Dr Kalwij added: “With the flu season upon us, and the emergence of the new Omicron variant, it’s more important than ever to be vaccinated. I look forward to seeing as many people as possible turning up to be vaccinated.

“By being vaccinated and working together, we can help the NHS to care for and protect the most vulnerable during the challenging winter months.”

Dr Nancy Kuchemann, GP clinical lead – Southwark, said: “The vaccination programme in south east London has been wonderful, and I’m so pleased that so many people have come together in support of this effort.

“This is a great example of effective partnership working for the benefit and health of all people who live in south east London.”