Almost 200 covid and over 100 flu vaccinations were administered at a Winter Health and Wellbeing event, held at York House.
As well as vaccinations, those who came along could also speak to a local GP and social prescribers as well as finding out more about fuel poverty and giving up smoking.
Local GP and Clinical Director for East Twickenham PCN, Sylwia Ferguson, saw several people on the day, she said: “Getting out into the community like this is really important as I get to hear from people who might not always visit their own GPs and we can identify issues that could go on to cause problems down the line.
It’s also fantastic to see so many people making the sensible decision to protect themselves from covid and flu by getting these vaccinations as we go into another winter.Sylwia Ferguson, Local GP and Clinical Director for East Twickenham PCN
“It’s also fantastic to see so many people making the sensible decision to protect themselves from covid and flu by getting these vaccinations as we go into another winter.”
Cllr Piers Allen, Lead member for Adult Social Care and Health and Chair of the Richmond Health and Wellbeing Board at Richmond Council, said:
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with local health partners to expand the services typically offered in our pop-up clinics. Not only raising awareness of the range of available services, but making these services easily accessible to our residents, is particularly crucial as we enter the cold weather season. I encourage residents to come along and take advantage of what’s on offer, to look after both themselves and their loved ones this autumn.”
There will be other opportunities to drop in for flu and Covid vaccinations at York House over the next couple of months with events planned for 18 November and 14 December 2022.