A series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be starting from Saturday 13 March as part of ongoing efforts to increase take-up of the vaccine in Haringey.
The clinics, set up by the local NHS in partnership with community organisations, are aimed at reaching people who may find it easier to access the vaccine in a more familiar community setting, or who have previously been hesitant to take the vaccine.
The pop-ups are open to people aged 50 and over and those with an underlying health condition such as diabetes, who have not had their first vaccine.
The following clinics are confirmed to take place:
- Saturday 13 March, 10am – 1pm:
Wightman Road Mosque N8 0HR
- Sunday 21 March, 10am – 1pm:
Masjid Ayesha, Clyde Road, N15 4JZ
- Monday 29 March, 10am- 1pm:
Turkish Cypriot Community Association, 628- 630 Green Lanes N8 0SD
- Tuesday 13 April, 10am- 1pm:
London Alevi Cultural Centre, Clarendon Road N8 0DD
It is a walk-in service, so people can drop in on the day without pre-booking. Attendees will be asked for identification so that they can be logged on the system and invited for their second vaccination at a later date.
Everyone is entitled to primary care regardless of their immigration status in the country, and residents over 50 years of age who are not registered with a GP or have previously declined the vaccine are also welcome to attend.
The pop-up clinics complement the main COVID-19 vaccination centres at Bounds Green Medical Centre, Lordship Lane Health Centre, Hornsey Central Health Centre and West Green Pharmacy.
Dr Will Maimaris, Director of Public Health at Haringey Council said:
“Getting vaccinated is vital to keeping our communities safe from Covid-19. As with the rest of the UK, we have seen a dramatic reduction in infection and hospitalisation rates since the start of the vaccination rollout, and we must continue to ensure that everyone is protected.
“These additional clinics help residents who may have experienced issues booking appointments, attending appointments, or who weren’t quite ready to take it previously.
“I would urge everyone to get the vaccine when it is offered by the NHS or at one of the vaccination sites in Haringey.”
Dr Peter Christian, local GP and clinical lead at North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group said:
“We have made massive strides in vaccinating residents in Haringey against COVID-19, however the job isn’t done yet.
“We are delighted to be working closely with our diverse communities to help drive uptake.
“We hope that by providing these extra pop-up clinics in the community, we can reach even more residents and make it much easier for them to be vaccinated and be given the best protection against this devastating disease.”