Published Wednesday, 19th May 2021
More than 100,000 Sutton residents have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, with 53,000 of those having had their second dose.
As restrictions continue to lift, it is important that as many people as possible are vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus and to keep each other safe.
Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:
“This is a positive and important milestone and shows just how hard our NHS colleagues and local volunteers have been working to protect our residents. Taking up the vaccine plays such a crucial role in our path out of one of the most challenging periods our community has faced in recent history.
“I urge everyone who has been offered the vaccine to take it up as soon as possible to help fight the spread and impact of COVID-19.”
Dr Dino Pardhanani, GP Clinical Chair, NHS South West London CCG said:
“I am pleased to see Sutton reach such a key milestone in the vaccine roll out and would like to thank all our hard-working NHS staff and volunteers and the people of Sutton for helping us achieve this. We are aware there is a lot of misinformation circulating on social media surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine, and I urge people to look into reliable sources of information such as the WHO and NHS websites to reassure themselves. The Covid-19 vaccines are safe, effective and will save lives. They give us the best protection against coronavirus.”
Further information about the vaccine can be found on the NHS website. Those who are 36 years or over or are at high risk from COVID-19 can now book their appointment on the national booking service or by calling 119. If you are offered an appointment that is further away than you would like, please try and rebook later as appointments are released on a regular basis. Vaccines are being offered at the vaccination centre at the St Nicholas Centre, GP surgeries, hospitals and pharmacies within Sutton. Please do not attend a vaccination centre without an appointment.