HADRA Committee members are in regular contact with local representatives of the NHS. We will share important messages with you on this page when asked to do so.
Please visit the NHS website to find out more about coronavirus (COVID-19).
You should also refer regularly to the latest government guidance on coronavirus.
Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
Our local NHS trust is providing regular updates on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the Croydon area. You can find the latest information here.
There is a pharmacy-led community vaccination centre at St. Aidan’s Church Hall in Coulsdon CR5 3DD. Our nearest mass vaccination centres are at Epsom Downs KT18 5LQ and Selhurst Park SE25 6PU. The S W London NHS Trust’s update page gives details of the GP-led primary care network vaccination hubs, including which GP practices belong to which hub.
As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the NHS is following the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in terms of which groups to prioritise. You may hear the groups referred to as cohorts – see the list here.
The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated. It is important that you do not turn up at a vaccination centre without an appointment.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus. As with any medicine, vaccines are highly regulated products. There are checks at every stage in the development and manufacturing process, as well as continued monitoring once a vaccine has been authorised and is being used in the wider population.
In these short videos, two of Croydon’s faith leaders, Pastor Damian Luke and Imam Suliman, have shared their stories and explained why they have had their vaccines.