Mayor of Merton receives his COVID booster jab at the Wilson Hospital  

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mike Brunt, received his COVID-19 booster jab on Wednesday at the Wilson Hospital in Mitcham.  

A coronavirus booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first 2 doses of the vaccine, as your immunity will naturally start to wane after six months from your last dose. It also helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. 

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mike Brunt said: 

“I want to say a huge thank you to all the hardworking staff at the Wilson Hospital for their tireless work these last few months vaccinating our residents and for administering my own COVID-19 booster jab.  

It’s even more important in winter months as we see immunity waning that anyone eligible gets their booster jab.  We all know there may be a difficult winter ahead but by taking a vaccine, as I have today, people can do their bit to protect lives, livelihoods and the NHS.” 

Eligible residents will be offered a booster dose at least six months after they have had their second dose. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have a booster dose and will be invited to book an appointment at a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or local NHS service such as a GP surgery.