Over 75% of those in every group over 65 in Southwark have had the vaccination, with 80% of all those over 75 receiving at least their first vaccination.
Over 93,000 people have received at least their first vaccination in the borough.
We know that some residents are concerned about recent reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
According to the NHS website, the AstraZeneca vaccine is still very safe – the risk of developing a blood clot after this vaccine is very rare and extremely low - around 4 in every 1 million vaccinations.
The risk of blood clotting is much greater if a person contracts Covid and the problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated.
They advise that the COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus. For people aged 30 or over and those with other health conditions, the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any risk of clotting problems.
This leaflet contains more information and advice for anyone who is concerned about this vaccine.
To find out more about the AstraZeneca vaccine, Southwark Council’s Public Health Team are holding a meeting to hear your concerns, and help make sure that people are given all the information they need to make an informed decision about the AstraZeneca vaccine.
This session will consist of a one hour slot where they would like to hear your thoughts and opinions, followed by an optional 30 minute session where they will answer your questions and provide information about the AstraZeneca vaccine.