Wandsworth Council is supporting the NHS’s campaign to mark this historic occasion, by asking everyone locally to share how the vaccine has changed their life, for the better, across social media using the hashtag #OneYearOn.Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for adult care and health, said, “This is a monumental achievement and is testament to the huge, huge effort made by the NHS, its partners and all the amazing people who have contributed towards the drive to beat COVID-19.
“Staff across many organisations, including Wandsworth Council, along with volunteers, community groups, faith leaders and many more have come together, working tirelessly to help support the vaccination drive and keep everyone safe.
“What has been achieved is truly amazing, so please do support the #OneYearOn campaign by sharing the life-changing difference made by the COVID-19 vaccines.”
NHS London is reminding people that whilst phenomenal progress has been made, there is still a lot more to do and it's never too late to get the vaccine if you haven't already.
Get vaccinatedTo protect yourself and your loved ones, it is vital that you get the first, second and booster jab when you are eligible.
- The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to book your booster vaccination. Please check this page for the latest information: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- If you are aged 40+ and are already eligible for your booster dose, please come forward. You can book or manage your vaccination here: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- The booster will be offered in order of descending age groups, with priority given to the vaccination of older adults and those in a COVID-19 at-risk group.
- If you’re aged 12-15 and have not yet had your first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, you can walk into a local community vaccination site which you can find details of here: Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds - South West London CCG (swlondonccg.nhs.uk)
Test before you mix with othersIt is also vitally important that people take a lateral flow test before mixing with others in crowded or enclosed places, or when visiting someone who is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. The test is quick and simple with a result in 15 to 30 minutes depending on the type of test you’ve taken.
- Book a lateral flow test
Get a PCR test if you have symptomsIf you have COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) no matter how mild, isolate and book an appointment for a PCR test immediately.