With Christmas Eve a month today, Brent residents are being urged to take the opportunity to get their COVID jab at health centres, pharmacies and even libraries and supermarkets as part of a concerted push to make sure we all get to enjoy the festivities as much as possible.
In a combined effort from local NHS services and Brent Council, more pop-up vaccine centres will be opening, many existing sites will operate longer hours and the vaccine bus will be out and about on the streets of the borough.
Sainsbury’s in Willesden, the Central Mosque of Brent and Wembley Library are all being used to make as many venues as possible open to people to get their jab. The push will be kicked off with a ‘big weekend’ of activity all designed to save Christmas.
Cllr Neil Nerva, Brent’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Culture and Leisure, said, “We have all seen what is happening in other European countries with the virus, and the lockdown measures that are again having to be imposed. We want to do all we can to avoid having to face similar restrictions.”
Dr M. C. Patel, Chair of Brent CCG, said, “The best way to ensure stricter measures are not introduced is to get as many people vaccinated as possible. I am asking anyone who hasn’t been fully vaccinated to get jabbed ASAP – preferably this week or weekend. While many of us have had our jabs, we still have far too many people in Brent who are unvaccinated.”
Last week it was announced that as many as 2.7 million Londoners over the age of 16 may not have even had their first COVID jab yet. It was also revealed that Brent is one of the areas in London where the problem is concentrated, with nine boroughs accounting for 45 per cent of the unvaccinated population in the capital.
Special weekend clinics: (Walk-in – no appointment necessary)
Wembley Centre for Health and Care – 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley
Friday 26 November, 2pm-8pm
Central Mosque of Brent – 41 Station Parade, Willesden
Friday 26 & Saturday 27, 9am-3pm
Wembley Library – Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park
Friday 26 & Sunday 28 November, 10am-6pm
Harlesden Methodist Church – 25 High Street, Harlesden
Saturday 27, 10am-3.30pm
Sainsbury’s, Willesden Green – High Road, Willesden Green
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 November, 10am-6pm
You can also book your COVID vaccine in the following sites in Brent:
(Unless marked with an asterisk, use the national booking system at: www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination/do-you-have-an-nhs-number to book your appointment in advance)
- Jade Pharmacy (formerly Niks Pharmacy), 282 Ealing Road – 020 8902 5047
- Optipharm Pharmacy - 29 Bridge Road – 020 8908 1960
- Swaminarayan School, 260 Brentfield Road – 030 0033 9950*
- Clockwork Pharmacy, 283-285 Neasden Lane, Brent Park – 020 8450 7654
- Park Royal Medical Centre, Acton Lane – 020 8961 1183*
- Kilburn Library, 42 Salusbury Road – 020 8937 1234
- Willesden Centre for Health & Care, Robson Avenue - 020 8438 7085
- Jade Pharmacy, 533 Kingsbury Road – 020 8204 8651
- Leigh Pharmacy, 278 Church Lane – 020 8205 6729
- Judds (Chemists) Unit 1, 343B Stag Lane – 020 8204 8665
*Walk-ins also available
For full information about the dates and times you can get your vaccine at the above centres go to www.brent.gov.uk/vaccine.
If you work outside the borough, or would find it more convenient to get your jab somewhere else in North West London, go to www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres.
You don't need to be registered with a GP, bring id or have an NHS number to get your vaccine.