Valley vaccinators
Vaccinators – including Greenwich Council leader Danny Thorpe – at The Valley last Saturday (photo:

Adults from across SE London are invited to get vaccinated against coronavirus at Charlton Athletic’s ground this weekend – but health chiefs are asking people to book ahead so they can manage demand.

Hundreds of people got their first or second jab at The Valley last weekend, when a walk-up session was open to over-40s.

Now all over-18s who have not had a jab can come to the stadium this Saturday from 8am to 8pm to get a Pfizer jab. While walk-ups will be available, bookings are being taken to manage demand.

Residents from all SE London boroughs are able to get jabs, not just those in Greenwich. Bookings can be made on the Eventbrite website.

The Valley is one of a number of London stadiums to be pressed into service for mass vaccination days, with queues also forming at Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham last weekend.

Greenwich borough residents over 18 can also get jabs at Charlton House on Thursday (2pm to 6pm) and Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm) without booking first; as well as Middle Park Community Centre in Eltham on Friday from 1pm to 4.30pm.

Anyone who has not had a jab can book via their GP or the NHS website.

There are also daily walk-up sessions for over-40s from across SE London at Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital from 8pm to 7pm, and sessions every Tuesday and Friday from 8am to 4pm at Lewisham Hospital. Greenwich borough residents over 40 can also get jabs from 8am to 2pm daily at Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy on General Gordon Square.

Also in Greenwich borough, there are also walk-up AstraZeneca sessions for over 40s at the Alnwick Road entrance to Horn Park, Lee, on Friday from 10am to 12noon and at Freedom Arena Church off White Hart Road, Plumstead, on Saturday from 1.30-4.30pm.

More details of clinics across Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark – some are being organised at short notice – are on the NHS SE London website.

Updated at 6.20pm on Wednesday with clinics in Eltham, Lee and Plumstead.

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