Lambeth Council rolls out more walk-in Covid clinics to fight surge in cases

5 July 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council has set up extra walk-in Covid-19 clinics for residents to get vaccinated – after recording over 900 new cases linked to the Delta Variant this week.

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Lambeth Council rolls out more walk-in Covid clinics to fight surge in cases

The council has established a dozen pop-up clinics to administer doses of the Covid-19 vaccine over the next week along with three clinics run by NHS partners.

A network of local pharmacies are now able to administer vaccines to residents across the borough.

It comes as the Lambeth recorded 693 new cases last week, with the case rate rising to 288 per 100,000 with the Delta Variant now the dominant strain.

The case rate is now higher than in September 2020 in the weeks immediately before the second wave.

Data shows young people make up most cases with a high concentration of positive tests recorded in areas such as Kennington West, Vauxhall, Stockwell South, Brixton North and Streatham.

Cllr Jim Dickson, joint Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care, said: “The recent rise in cases linked to the Delta Variant is hugely concerning. We know that the only way to reverse the rising number of cases is for everyone to get vaccinated when offered.

“That is why we have rolled out even more clinics where adults can receive their first or second vaccination. A combination of regular testing, maintaining social distancing and the use of masks will help see the number of cases reduce.”

The pop-up clinics have been set up across Lambeth to ensure as many people as possible are officered their first or second vaccination.  The walk-in clinics include:

  • Our partners at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSST) are now offering daily Pfizer walk-ins, 8am-7pm, for the under-40s.
  • Montgomery Hall in Kennington is now open eight hours a day, seven days a week offering both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.
  • Streatham Place Surgery is now open for walk-in vaccinations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Local pharmacies in Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham, Streatham and West Dulwich are offering walk-in vaccination sessions seven days a week, with opening times from 8am to midnight.

A full list of locations and opening times can be found here.

Since the start of May, there have been 549 positive cases that have been successfully genome sequenced by Public Health England. They found 469 cases – or around 85 percent – were identified as the Delta Variant, while 72 were linked to the Alpha variant, which first emerged in Kent.

Second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been brought forward for people over the age of 40 from 12 weeks to 8 weeks.

Cllr Dickson added: “We understand there are still some residents who are reluctant to come forward to be vaccinated. We have stepped up our efforts to answer any concerns residents may have and provide fact-based advice.

“It is important that we all pull together and continue to play our part to save lives and reduce the strain on our NHS.”