Greenhill residents urged to get Covid vaccine

Residents are being urged to get vaccinated after it emerged take-up of the Covid-19 jab in some parts of Greenhill ward was low.

Harrow Council is calling on all residents living in our three roads to get their first and second doses of the vaccine in order to protect themselves, family and friends from severe infection.

Vaccination is free and you don’t have to be registered with a GP.

Those aged 16 or 17 can walk in to any vaccination site. The nearest vaccination centre to HCRA’s three roads is at Byron Hall in Christchurch Avenue.

Those aged 18 and over can walk in or book their vaccination online via the NHS website.

All vaccines on offer are Pfizer.

Children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a single dose vaccine through their school.

Meanwhile some people – including those who are older or have an existing health condition – will be invited to get a booster jab this winter.

The council said it was important for those who have got their first job to get their second dose to ensure the best protection from Covid.

“Millions of people have been safely vaccinated with no or minor side effects, such as sore arm, headache or tiredness,” said a council spokeswoman.

“It is also safe if you are pregnant and does not affect your fertility. The Covid vaccine has been rigorously trialled on people from all backgrounds.”

More information on vaccination in Harrow is available via the council’s website.