Covid-19 vaccine roll-out update
Our work to vaccinate as many people as possible against Covid-19 quickly continues, and we are following the national guidance on prioritisation determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
In north central London, we have already vaccinated more than 60,000 individuals in the highest priority cohorts, including care home residents and staff, people over 80, and our health and care workforce. Through close working between colleagues in primary care and the community we have already visited nearly 60 care homes across north central London, around 25% of our total number, and continue to undertake visits daily to protect this most vulnerable cohort of our community, and the staff who care for them.
Primary care colleagues are working incredibly hard to ensure the priority groups are invited to take up the offer of vaccination as soon as possible. Our roll-out of new vaccination sites continues, with a significant number of additional facilities coming on stream from this week. We would be grateful for support in ensuring that those in the priority groups know that they will be contacted by the NHS to come forward for a vaccine, and do not need to contact their GP practice or other NHS provider to make this happen.
Please continue to share and support Public Health messages to residents that they should continue to observe simple clear advice to stay at home, wash their hands regularly. Where they must go outside, maintain social distancing and wear a mask in shops and on public transport.
Even people who have now had #COVID19 vaccine, should continue to follow national restrictions. Public Health England advises that we don't yet know if the vaccine prevents transmission. Residents that have been vaccinated could potentially still carry and transmit the virus to other vulnerable people, even if they are protected