New large vaccination centre launches at the Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre in Hounslow
Published on: 23rd March 2021
The NHS in North West London is continuing the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine programme with a new large vaccination centre open at the Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre in Hounslow. The site has started offering vaccinations from today, Tuesday 23 March.
The large-scale site is located nearby to Gunnersbury Underground Station and Kew Bridge Railway Station, and offers thousands more life-saving vaccinations each week. The launch of the centre comes as the NHS focuses on the latest priority groups who are eligible for the vaccine - people aged 50 and over and people with long term health conditions.
You don’t need to wait to be invited if you are eligible for the vaccine, and can go online or phone to book your appointment at the centre. Visit http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination anytime or call 119 free (7am to 11pm, seven days a week).
The new vaccination centre is run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as part of a collaborative effort with Hounslow Council.
Pippa Nightingale, NW London lead for the vaccination programme said:
“We are very pleased to open a new vaccination centre at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, which will allow more of our local residents to receive a Covid-19 vaccine when they are eligible to do so. Our vaccination programme across NW London continues to progress at pace, and is helping to protect an ever greater share of people from the harmful effects of coronavirus.”
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
“I’m delighted another mass vaccination site opens in Hounslow from 23 March at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre. Thanks to hard-working healthcare workers, the vaccination programme has reached borough residents safely and quickly over recent months. High vaccine take-up levels have been achieved and that's a real morale boost for everyone on our way back to normal life. This new centre makes vaccination even more accessible as the eligibility criteria gets broader and we work along the roadmap towards coming out of national lockdown.”
Whether you have had a vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – that means staying at home as much as you can, and following the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance when you can’t.
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