Massive ‘Let’s talk about the vaccine’ programme underway in Greenwich

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From 8 June to 18 June, a team of trained COVID-19 Vaccine Champions are knocking on over 72,000 doors across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. They are targeting areas in the borough where we know uptake of the vaccine is lower. ‘Let’s talk about the vaccine’ champions are covering the following areas: Woolwich Common, Thamesmead, Plumstead and Glyndon, Woolwich Riverside, Greenwich West, Greenwich West, Greenwich Peninsula and Eltham West.

The vaccine champions will be listening to residents’ views about the vaccine, giving information and answering questions as well as offering support to everyone eligible to have the vaccine. They will also signpost to easy ways for eligible people to receive a vaccine.

Every day a mobile satellite clinic or a local vaccination centre in the area will be open for eligible residents to walk-in and have the COVID-19 vaccine. The team are also offering home vaccination if the patient is housebound. The satellite clinics have flexible opening times including morning and evenings. There will be clinics offering the Pfizer vaccine and clinics offering the AstraZeneca vaccine ensuring that all eligible residents, including those under 40, will have the opportunity to have the vaccine close to their home during this campaign. A clinician or pharmacist is accompanying the outreach team to answer clinical questions.

See the regularly updated list of pop-up vaccination clinics. This includes listings for Greenwich and the other boroughs in south east London where there are also a lot of clinics.

This programme is a great example of working in partnership and is delivered by: Royal Borough of Greenwich, NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, Greenwich GP surgeries, pharmacies, Charlton Athletic Community Trust, neighbourhood champions and several other community and voluntary sector organisations and local businesses.