A Lambeth Care Navigator’s experience of COVID-19 vaccination and extended access to the online booking service
Dena Pursell is a Lambeth Care Navigator who shares her personal experience of vaccination
“I was apprehensive to have the COVID vaccination initially as I didn’t have enough information. After doing a bit of research & attending a zoom discussion with my local GP in Lambeth I got a better understanding of the vaccination process and also the benefits of taking it. I was also more aware of how the vaccine provides protection against the virus. I am happy to have had the vaccine as I am a Lambeth Care Navigator at Groundswell supporting others with their health appointments and I now feel more confident to encourage & make people aware of the benefits.
“I got my vaccination at my GP surgery in Lambeth, it was a very simple process & was quick. The side effects were very minimal, slight fatigue, I was back to work the next day. I can now draw on this lived experience and use it to encourage the people I support. I chose to get the vaccination not only to keep myself safe but to also protect everyone I come into contact with.”
Update to access for the online booking service
As a result of new guidance the following cohorts have been added to the list of those who can now be vaccinated:
If you are:
- aged 60 and over,
- a frontline health or social care worker,
- a carer (you get Carer’s Allowance*)
- clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk)
You can now book your vaccine online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 without needing an invitation.
*Carers not receiving Carer’s Allowance should ensure they register with their GP as a carer to be invited for the vaccine. You can get advice from the Carers Hub in Lambeth.
If you are on the learning disability register or clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) from COVID-19, please wait to be contacted by the NHS.
See the full list of priority groups here and guidance on the high and moderate risk categories here.
Read more about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Lambeth here.
For further up to date information on the please visit www.selondonccg.nhs.uk. The website will provide you with a range of information including leaflets, the latest guidance and frequently asked questions.