A message from Andrew Eyres, Strategic Director with NHS South East London CCG and Lambeth Council:
People living in south east London and beyond are being invited to a special COVID-19 mass vaccination event at The Kia Oval, the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, this Saturday 17 July.
From 8am to 8pm the Pfizer vaccine will be on offer at the stadium for everyone aged 18 and over. Second doses will also be available to anyone who had their first jab at least eight weeks ago, before 23 May 2021.
To book a vaccination slot, register online.
Walk-in slots will also be available on the day. The address is The Kia Oval, Kennington, SE11 5SS.
People looking to get their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to do so across the road at Montgomery Hall, 58 Kennington Oval, SE11 5SW. NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, Surrey County Cricket Club and Lambeth GP Federation have teamed up to turn The Kia Oval into a mass vaccination centre to help get as many people protected against COVID-19 as possible.
Cases are rising fast and there are still a lot of people in Lambeth and across London who have not been vaccinated. Although most younger adults are at less risk of serious illness with COVID-19 it is still hugely important that they get vaccinated to protect their loved ones and their communities as well as themselves. Every vaccination is not only a step towards protecting everyone we love, it is also a step towards returning to normal.
With every vaccination administered we reduce the risk the virus poses to ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable in our community. We know that two jabs eight weeks apart provide the best protection against Covid-19.
Anybody who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago should book their second now by calling 119 or on the NHS website or by coming to one of our walk-in vaccination clinics.
We know some people may want to access further information on COVID-19 vaccination before coming along on Saturday, so we have a number of resources available for you to do this HERE.
The pandemic has been particularly hard for people in Lambeth but now we can start to look forward to reconnecting with family and friends and making this summer a summer to remember.
The offer of a vaccine is evergreen, so whether you do it for friends, festivals and trips, for doing all the things we’ve missed, getting your vaccine for whoever or whatever reason matters to you is really easy.
For details of every walk-in vaccination clinic in Lambeth and south east London look at our walk-inclinics page. You do not need an appointment to go to any of these clinics. You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number.