Pop-up vaccination centre returns to Stamford Hill for five more weeks
A successful pop-up Stamford Hill vaccination centre has been extended for five weeks after nearly 350 people got their Covid-19 jab in just a handful of sessions.
The centre, a joint initiative between Hackney Council, the NHS and the Spring Hill Practice, was first launched in Stamford Hill in October in response to low rates of vaccination in the area.
Stamford Hill is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community, many of whom have struggled to get the latest coronavirus and vaccination information because of very low internet use within the community. The walk-in centre has been advertised through local flyering, newspapers and with the support of local community groups to ensure that those without internet access don’t miss out on the essential health care available to them.
The Spring Hill Practice pop-up vaccination centre has been a local lifeline for many residents in the area who struggle to attend existing vaccination sites in the borough for a variety of reasons.
When I visited the pop-up recently, I was happy to see entire family groups coming in to receive their vaccinations. This centre is delivering much needed first doses, second doses and booster vaccinations and is such an excellent example of collaborative action between the local authority, the NHS and community leaders to protect the lives of our residents.
I hope to see many more pop-ups throughout Hackney over the coming months.
With winter approaching, it’s even more important to protect your health and those around you by ensuring that you have had your first, second and booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
If you are over 40 or clinically vulnerable and received your second dose at least 6 months ago you are eligible for the booster vaccine and you can walk-in to the Spring Hill pop-up clinic on a Sunday and get it right-away. I urge everyone to get fully vaccinated. If you have any questions about the vaccines, medical professionals, including a midwife, are on-site at the pop-up to answer them.
The life-saving vaccination centre forms part of a wider campaign by Hackney Council, in partnership with the NHS, community organisations and faith leaders in the area, to ensure that all residents can easily access essential Covid-19 support and information.
All residents can help keep Hackney safe this winter:
- Continue to wash your hands regularly, wear a mask in public spaces, make space for others and ventilate any enclosed space you share with other people.
- If you feel unwell and have symptoms, stay at home and take a PCR test.
- Get your Covid-19 and flu vaccinations for maximum protection this winter.
- Take regular lateral flow tests to ensure you aren’t spreading the virus to friends, family or co-workers.
The walk-in vaccination clinic will resume on 21 November and take place every Sunday until 19 December. It will offer first, second and booster doses of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine.