Monthly Archives: October 2021

If you’re 16 plus, it’s time to get your jab

If you’re 16 plus, it’s time to get your jab

Are you 16 or 17 years old, or do you have youngsters of that age group in your family?

If so, the great news is that you are now able to get your first Covid-19 jab. That means you can start – or go back to – college in September with increased protection against Covid-19.

You can find all the details of where you can get vaccinations here. You can also arrange to have a confidential chat with a GP and ask for a pre-booked appointment at a centre.

You may not be used to having vaccinations and be a bit worried about needles. If that’s the case, take a moment to reassure yourself with our key facts here.

Getting vaccinated is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against Covid-19. So, if you’re 16 or 17, don’t delay get jabbed today!

Coming to terms with Covid-19 recovery

Coming to terms with Covid-19 recovery

Many people recovering from COVID-19 are still coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both their body and mind and are still trying to shake off the effects of the virus.

The symptoms are wide-ranging and fluctuating, and can include breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress.

The NHS in South West London has create a web page to share self-help resources and links to local service that are available to people who are experiencing long COVID (which you may also hear referred to as post COVID): www.swlondon.nhs.uk/ourwork/long-covid-recovery

You can share your experiences of long COVID with Healthwatch via the links at the bottom of the web page, to help improve the support and services that are available.