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Age UK Islington helps with the Covid-19 vaccination programme

Published on 19 December 2020 05:29 PM

Age UK Islington has been working together with the GP Federation, North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group and other community partners including Manor Gardens Welfare Trust and Help on Your Doorstep, by providing staff and volunteers as stewards to help with the first stage of the Covid vaccination programme.

This is the start of an immense and crucial effort by health professionals in the borough to deliver the vaccine to Islington residents, beginning with residents who are over 80 years old.

We spoke to John, aged 84 years, who had the first part of the vaccine earlier this week at the Bingfield Health Centre.  He said, "I was a bit nervous to start off with, but it went very well.  It was very well organised and my appointment was on time.  After we had the injection, I was given a small timepiece to tick off 15 minutes and got to talk to other people. I'm going back at the beginning of January to have the second part.  I'm very glad that I'm having it done."

The vaccination is going to be delivered in stages to different parts of the Islington population.  The guidance is for residents to not contact their GPs, but wait to be called.

For further information about the Covid-19 vaccination, please click here.