New large vaccination centre launches at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith
The NHS in North West London is continuing the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine programme with a new large vaccination centre opening at the Novotel hotel London West in Hammersmith. The new vaccination centre at the Novotel is run by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, as part of the collaborative effort with Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Accor, the hotel group that manages the Novotel. The site will start offering vaccinations from today (Monday 15 March).
The large-scale site is a short walk from Hammersmith tube station, and will offer thousands more life-saving vaccinations each week. The launch of the centre comes as the NHS focuses on the latest priority groups who are eligible for the vaccine - people aged 55 and over and people with long term health conditions.
You don’t need to wait to be invited if you are eligible for the vaccine, and can go online or phone to book your appointment at the centre. Visit http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination anytime or call 119 free (7am to 11pm, seven days a week).
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust chief executive Professor Tim Orchard, said:
“The community vaccination programme is being rolled out quickly to protect as many people as possible from serious illness and move us all closer to a more normal way of life. We’re very pleased to play our part in this – now managing two of the centres in north west London. Our staff also continue to work incredibly hard caring for all patients across our hospitals as well as running a major staff vaccination programme.”
Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, said:
“I’m really glad our team were able to support the NHS by negotiating the use of the Novotel as a new vaccination centre. Its central Hammersmith location is perfect and the extra capacity it offers means we’re able to get many more people vaccinated and to do so with greater speed.
“This is how we’re turning the tide on Covid-19. The vaccines are the safest way of making sure local people are protected from this dreadful illness and we can get our economy back up to strength and move our lives forward.”
Novotel London West said:
“Novotel London West is delighted to support the NHS and the Hammersmith & Fulham area with their National Vaccination Programme. Hosting the vaccination center in the hotels Exhibition Hall seemed the natural thing to do whilst our core business of providing meeting and event space is on hold. We look forward to welcoming the NHS team to the hotel.”