West Central in London has lowest vaccination rates – why ?

The Metro newspaper released last night the latest vaccination rates for the over 60s in parliamentary constituencies across the UK noting that top 10 lowest are all in London. Four of those constituencies are within the West Central GLA constituency, the most central and covering some of the wealthiest parts of London. 

That is the Cities of London & Westminster; Chelsea & Fulham; Kensington and Westminster North, across the London boroughs of Westminster, RBKC and Hammersmith. 

Along with the figures for Camden parliamentary constituencies, it does appear that we have a particular problem in take-up of vaccinations in Central London. 

This appears in shape contrast to the Triangle of Covid19 in London established by the FT last week in East London across three London boroughs Newham, Redbridge & Barking & Dagenham, where only one of the parliamentary constituencies with the lowest take-up of vaccination West Ham falls within it!  

So we still have to get people to vaccinate in Central London to the same levels at least to the rest of the country, 

in the meantime new centres have been laid out. If you live in NW London and were eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine this winter or are the main carer for an older or vulnerable person, there are three ways you can now book your first Covid-19 vaccination:

1. Follow one of the links below to book in at the vaccination centre closest to you

2. Wait for your GP surgery to contact you with an appointment

3. Wait to be notified by the NHS National Booking System

Hammersmith Vaccination Centre https://novotelconferencecentre.nhsbookings.com/v2/

Marble Arch Vaccination Centre https://etcvenues.nhsbookings.com/v2/

Science Museum, Kensington Vaccination Centre https://sciencemuseum.nhsbookings.com/v2/

Best of luck