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Southwark council leader gets Covid-19 jab

The leader of Southwark Council has had his first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine and encourages others to follow suit when they get the chance.

Cllr Kieron Williams was vaccinated at the Lister Practice in Peckham last Monday, April 26.

“Well I’m delighted to say I’ve just had my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine,” he said. “It was completely painless, I was in and out in no time at all, and the staff did an amazing job – a huge thank you to them and everyone who is helping [in] getting the vaccine out across our whole borough.

“I hope everyone knows by now that the vaccine is the best way to keep yourself safe from Covid-19 and it can really help us to control the virus across the population. So please go down and have yours as soon as you can. If you’re in one of the cohorts that is eligible, look out for the invite and speak to your GP if you’ve got any questions.”

Some 100,000 people have had their first vaccine shot in Southwark, but the borough has seen some of the lowest uptake rates in the country.

If you are aged 40 and over, an eligible frontline health and social care worker, you receive a carers allowance, have a learning disability or a condition that puts you at higher risk, you can book your vaccine online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.

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