One year anniversary since first COVID-19 vaccine

Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Today, Wednesday 8 December, marks the first anniversary of the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine in the UK.

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Wandsworth Council is supporting the NHS’s campaign to mark this historic occasion, by asking everyone locally to share how the vaccine has changed their life, for the better, across social media using the hashtag #OneYearOn.Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for adult care and health, said,“This is a monumental achievement and is testament to the huge, huge effort made by the NHS, its partners and all the amazing people who have contributed towards the drive to beat COVID-19.

“Staff across many organisations, including Wandsworth Council, along with volunteers, community groups, faith leaders and many more have come together, working tirelessly to help support the vaccination drive and keep everyone safe.

“What has been achieved is truly amazing, so please do support the #OneYearOn campaign by sharing the life-changing difference made by the COVID-19 vaccines.”

NHS London is reminding people that whilst phenomenal progress has been made, there is still a lot more to do and it's never too late to get the vaccine if you haven't already.   

Get vaccinatedTo protect yourself and your loved ones, it is vital that you get the first, second and booster jab when you are eligible.

Test before you mix with others
It is also vitally important that people take a lateral flow test before mixing with others in crowded or enclosed places, or when visiting someone who is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. The test is quick and simple with a result in 15 to 30 minutes depending on the type of test you’ve taken.

Get a PCR test if you have symptoms
If you have COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) no matter how mild, isolate and book an appointment for a PCR test immediately.