Shannon Katiyo, Director of Public Health updates on vaccination in Wandsworth

Published: Friday, February 12, 2021

"It’s good news that more than 200,000 south west London residents have now received their COVID vaccine. The vaccine remains one of the main ways the country will reduce the impact of the virus on people’s health and on our healthcare services.

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Shannon Katiyo, Director of Public Health, Wandsworth updates on progress to vaccinate local residents

The Government vaccination programme aims to get COVID jabs to the most vulnerable groups of people most at risk from coronavirus first - the elderly, those who are shielding and NHS staff and health and social care workers.

Those currently being offered the vaccine are:

  • People aged 80 and over
  • People aged 70 and over
  • Some people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • People who live or work in care homes
  • Health and social care workers.

As the vaccination programme has progressed it is now important that those aged 70 or over who haven’t yet had their vaccination contact the NHS in order to book an appointment.

This can be done online via: 

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (
  • or call 119 free of charge anytime between 7am - 11pm seven days a week.
  • if a suitable and convenient slot is not available people can also call their GP practice.

The NHS will offer the vaccination to other groups following this. Please be aware that the NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine.

The NHS is under extreme pressure, so it is important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before you are invited. Appointments are only available by invitation – so please be patient and wait to be contacted.

And we must all continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives. Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives and always remember – hands, face, space."

For more information,
Wandsworth Council webpages on vaccination