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NHS staff deliver quarter of a million Covid vaccines over Christmas period in South West London – South London News

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NHS staff and volunteers working over the festive period administered 250,000 jabs in a three week period to South-west Londoners.

From December 13 to January 2, staff vaccinated 249,776 people, including 221, 649 booster vaccines, 14,408 second doses and 13,719 first doses.

Dr Nicola Jones, local GP and GP lead for the South-west London vaccination programme said:“Delivering a quarter of a million jabs in such a short time represents an extraordinary team effort, with the NHS, volunteers, military and local communities joining forces.

“We are immensely grateful for all the continuing work to help protect as many residents as possible.”

To help deliver and coordinate the roll out of the booster campaign, staff from all specialities across South West London CCG were redeployed to work with men and women from the armed forces.

Local community leaders also joined forces with the NHS to spread the message and to reach their communities.

Dr Jones added: “We know that first and second doses are still vital and we want to ensure no one gets left behind – if it’s your first dose, your second, your booster, just get that jab done.”

Pharmacist Mike, who runs the Pearl Chemist Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Tooting said: “If you’re thinking about having your vaccine, please don’t hesitate to pop into your local vaccination centre for a chat and say hello.

“If you are unsure about having your vaccine, just ask us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and there’s no pressure on you.”

As part of the booster vaccine rollout, pharmacies, walk ins and pop-up clinics joined other vaccination sites in south west London to give the jab.

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