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Young people invited to grab a jab!

23 August 2021

Young people living in Richmond upon Thames, aged 16 and 17 are now able to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the mass vaccination clinic at the Harlequins Rugby Stadium (The Stoop) or Teddington Health and Social Care Centre.

Since the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issued new advice that all 16 and 17 year olds should receive the Pfizer vaccine, GPs around the borough have been inviting their younger patients in for their jabs.

But this week, until Sunday 29 August between 8.45am and 7pm, younger people can walk into the Stoop, with no appointment, to have their first jab. And from Wednesday 25 August until Saturday 28, between 9am and 3pm, young people can walk into Teddington Health and Social Care Centre. Please bring proof of age.

Cllr Piers Allen, Chair of the Adult Social Services, Health and Housing Services Committee and Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, said:

"The local COVID-19 vaccination programme has already been really successful, with over 126,000 first and second doses given to people living in Richmond upon Thames.

"We are really pleased to be able to open up vaccinations to 16 and 17 year olds and to protect even more people against coronavirus so that we can get back to doing the things we love as quickly as possible.

"I would encourage anyone who is 16 or 17 to come forward for their vaccination as soon as they can. I know the teams at the Harlequins and in Teddington will offer a warm welcome and be happy to answer any questions young people may have."

Parents and carers who have any questions about the vaccine roll out for 16 to 17 year olds and those aged 12 to 15 with disabilities and complex needs can also attend our virtual Q and As in the next few weeks.

Answering questions will be leading experts in the borough, including:

  • Dr Patrick Gibson, GP Lead for Richmond upon Thames on the NHS South West London CCG
  • Ian Dodds, Director of Childrens Services at Richmond Council
  • Representative from Public Health at Richmond Council

Parents can register for the events on:

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Up to: August 2021

Updated: 25 August 2021