Deputy Mayor thanks Merton vaccine volunteers at Tooting and Mitcham United FC  

Deputy Mayor of Merton, Cllr Edith Macauley MBE and Dr Mohan Sekeram led a thank you to all the volunteers who have been supporting the NHS rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine programme in Merton.   

The event was held on Wednesday 29 September at Tooting & Mitcham United Football Club, one of several pop-up locations in the borough used to make vaccinations easily accessible to the community, along with the ongoing service at the Nelson Health Centre and Wilson Hospital. 

While the booster programme for eligible people in Merton has now begun, the vaccination teams continue to offer first and second doses of the vaccination to people who haven’t come forward so far, with clinics happening several times a week. People who have questions about the vaccine can also pop into the clinics for a chat with no obligation to have the vaccine. You can find all the clinics here 

Deputy Mayor of Merton, Cllr Edith Macauley MBE said: ‘It was a lovely event last night and as Deputy Mayor for the London Borough of Merton, I was delighted to see so many Volunteers who have worked so hard over the last months of COVID-19, and all these people are very special for their contributions.  Without their help and assistance, we would not have been very successful in getting the large number of people being vaccinated in the Borough and they should all be fully recognised for the fantastic contributions they have made.’

Dr Sekeram said, ‘To date over 80 volunteers have given almost 15,000 hours since the programme started at the end of December 2020. We are so grateful for their time commitment and incredible support.  The volunteers have become a vital part of our efforts and will continue to be this autumn as we roll out the booster programme’