A walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centre has been set up by Croydon University Hospital in a bid to keep coronavirus at bay as the borough opens up.

The new hospital clinic which is accessed via Hospital Way, is open for everyone aged 40 and over, plus health and social care workers and everyone else already eligible for a coronavirus vaccine.

It's open alongside other vaccination sites across the borough and will run all this week up to Sunday, May 16, between 8am and 7pm.

"We’ve delivered more than 160,000 first vaccinations in Croydon and this walk-in clinic at Croydon University Hospital is another way to help people get their jab – following the success of recent ‘pop-up’ clinics at places of worship and walk-in sessions," Dr Agnelo Fernandes, GP Borough Lead for Croydon, said.

"I would urge anyone who is eligible to join the hundreds of thousands of residents across south west London who have already had a vaccination – it’s safe, effective and is the best way to protect you, your loved ones and your community," he added.

Dr Nnenna Osuji, Medical Director for Croydon Health Services, also offered her thoughts on the new walk-in clinic.

"We know that some people can find it difficult to book an appointment because of work or childcare commitments so the walk-in service is a great alternative for anyone eligible who hasn’t yet had their first Covid-19 vaccination," she said.

"Please take advantage of this clinic to get your jab – vaccinating as many people as possible is helping to bring COVID-19 under control and offers us all a route out of the pandemic back towards normality."

The NHS Croydon said vaccinations administered each day "are dependent on deliveries received" and added a list of those eligible for a jab for clarity.

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk. It is being given to people:

  • aged 40 and over or who will turn 40 before July 1, 2021
  • who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • who live or work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • with a learning disability
  • who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19