Croydon residents can still get their first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination at walk-in and pop-up clinics around the borough and ensure they have the best defence from getting seriously ill from the virus.
Anyone who is eligible for the vaccination, but has not yet received the vaccine is being assured that it’s not too late to take up the offer of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Walk-in and pop up clinics are being held in Croydon for people to have their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. There’s no need to book an appointment. You can also get vaccinated at community vaccination sites, hospital hubs, GP-led vaccination centres, and numerous community pharmacies.
People are also urged to do a Lateral Flow Test at least twice a week, either at home or at one of the council’s community sites, to find out if they have Covid-19, even if they do not have symptoms. One in three people who have the virus are unaware of their status because they do not experience the symptoms of a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.
Rachel Flowers, Croydon Council’s director of public health, said: “We have reached an important juncture in our ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19 in the borough, as Croydon Health Services NHS Trust celebrates the milestone of administering their 50,000th Covid-19 vaccine.
“It is now more vital than ever to increase the number of those who are vaccinated as the lockdown restrictions continue to ease, people socialise more, and for residents to ensure they have the best protection for their health as the colder months approach. This will lower the risk of falling seriously ill from the Covid-19 virus, with the possibility of this being combined with cold and flu symptoms – which can be a detrimental combination.”