Covid Vaccinations in South Southwark – Ayana Pathak, JAGS

As we slowly come out of a nationwide lockdown, the NHS continues to deal with vaccinating all these over the age of 40, and people with underlying well being circumstances, towards Covid 19.  The vaccination workforce in South Southwark is making an attempt to assist overcome well being inequalities and enhance vaccination entry for all of its residents.   This is important not solely to guard all those that are susceptible, but in addition to create a covid free society, and scale back a potential third wave.

Recently the vaccination workforce, normally based mostly on the Tessa Jowell Health Centre have been out and about in Peckham in a vaccination van.  You could have noticed them by Peckham Pulse.  The workforce of well being care professionals have been answering any questions, queries and considerations residents could have in regards to the vaccinations in addition to providing the vaccine to eligible teams.

The workforce has additionally spent a day on the Albrighton Community Fridge.  The group fridge based mostly by the Dog Kennel Estate is utilized by households in the native space to supply meals, at no cost, to these in want.  The vaccination workforce from the Tessa Jowell well being centre invited customers who have been throughout the eligible teams, to stroll in and have a covid vaccination in the event that they hadn’t already been in a position to entry one.  The workforce have been accompanied by a Spanish speaker who managed to assist many individuals who would have in any other case struggled to get the vaccine, vaccinated.

Speaking to a member of the vaccination workforce at Tessa Jowell Health Centre, they informed me about their outreach expertise. “It has been actually uplifting to see members of our group entry the vaccine.  It’s essential that we proceed to attempt to enhance entry for all of our residents, notably those that are most susceptible.”

The workforce have additional plans to supply extra outreach work over the subsequent few weeks.  It has been a tough 12 months for everyone, nonetheless, we hope that these steps are resulting in a brighter summer time for everybody.

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