The Oval to be turned into a mass vaccination centre this weekend

One of the capital’s most iconic sports stadiums is being used in the fight against Coronavirus.

People living around South-East London are invited to a special Covid-19 mass vaccination event at The Oval cricket ground this Saturday (July 17).

From 8am to 8pm the Pfizer vaccine will be on offer at the stadium for everyone aged 18 and over. Second jabs will also be available to anyone who had their first jab at least two months ago, before May 23.

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You can book a vaccination slot here . Walk-in slots will also be available on the day.

People looking to get their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to do so across the road at Montgomery Hall.

People can get jabbed at The Oval this weekend

Dr Abdul Mukadam, Clinical Director of Lambeth GP Federation, said: “Cases are rising fast and there are still a lot of people in Lambeth and across London who have not been vaccinated.

“Although most younger adults are at less risk of serious illness with COVID-19 it is still hugely important that they get vaccinated to protect their loved ones and their communities as well as themselves.

“Every vaccination is not only a step towards protecting everyone we love, it is also a step towards returning to normal so I strongly urge anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to get down to The Kia Oval on Saturday and knock Covid for 6.”

The Oval to be turned into a mass vaccination centre this weekend

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Ruth Hutt, Director of Public Health at Lambeth Council, said: “With every vaccination administered we reduce the risk the virus poses to ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable in our community.

“We know that two jabs eight weeks apart provide the best protection against Covid-19. Anybody who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago should book their second now by calling 119 or on the NHS website www.nhs.uk or by coming to one of our walk-in vaccination clinics.

“We know some people may want to access further information on COVID-19 vaccination before coming along on Saturday, so we have a number of resources available for you to do this at www.nhsselondonvaccinefacts.com.”

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