Football clubs in London are helping roll out the vaccine as the capital seeks 100,000 doses per day for the next month.

Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham and Charlton will host walk-in clinics this weekend as efforts to bring the sting to younger Londoners accelerate amid growing concerns over the spread of the Delta variant first identified in India.

In London, a total of 51,892 first and second doses were given on Monday – but these must double to at least 100,000 per day.

A London family doctor who runs a large vaccination center told Standard that getting 100,000 vaccinations a day was doable – as long as NHS bureaucrats didn’t get in the way of deliveries of Pfizer vaccine, the main vaccine for those under 40 , stagnated.


He told the standard, “Can [London] Deliver 100,000 per day? Yes we can. But there are things that make it easier – and things that make it difficult. It’s easier when people up the NHS food chain help us and don’t make it harder for us. “


Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was confident that London could hit the 100,000 target and said it would be a “game changer” in the race against the virus.

He told the standard, “I think we can [do it]. I had a very good conversation with [vaccines deployment minister] Nadhim Zahawi and I will speak to him again on Friday.

“The biggest challenge we face because of our younger population is getting more Pfizer and Moderna [vaccines].

“He said” really exciting “mass vaccination events this weekend were vital as they would offer vaccinations to young Londoners who might not have received a vaccination invitation via SMS if they weren’t registered with a GP.

“I think the reality is that the jabs are the game changers when it comes to fighting the virus and helping you live your life,” he said.

There were long – but fast-paced – lines in Deptford today as Londoners queued for the Pfizer jab in a walk-in clinic.

A further 813 cases of Covid were diagnosed in London on Tuesday, bringing the total to 5,942 in the last seven days – an increase of 52 percent compared to the previous week.

The case rate among Londoners under 60 is six times higher than those over 60 – an indication of how the introduction of the vaccine is protecting the capital’s elderly.

By Monday evening, 4,792,944 first doses and 3,085,877 second doses had been administered in London. The goal is to vaccinate all 6.9 million adult Londoners, of whom 4.6 million should have received both doses.

The GP said an efficient vaccinator should be able to give a vaccination every 2.5 minutes – about 25 an hour. “People have gotten faster and faster,” he says. “Doctors aren’t the fastest. In general, it’s the health workers, the nurses, and the volunteer vaccinators. “

His center expects to get 1,500 Pfizer vaccinations next week – but has a cohort of 10,000 residents aged 20 to 24, plus thousands more waiting for a second dose.

Football participates

The Olympic Stadium, now known as West Hams London Stadium, caters to 10,000 people aged 18 and over living in seven East London neighborhoods – Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest – first Pfizer Covid impact. and the City of London.

Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz urged residents to take advantage of the Olympic Clinic, which can be booked for online appointments as only 27 percent of their district’s residents have received both doses. It is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

She has accused the government of “discriminatory practices” for allegedly failing to provide Newham with enough vaccines and has asked the Minister for the Supply of Vaccines, Nadhim Zahawi, to intervene.

Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Stadium will also host thousands of Pfizer jabs, including second jabs, on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Residents are urged to book in advance to reserve a jab, but walk-ins are accepted.

It will offer the first and second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which will target those over 40 – although people under 40 can still receive the vaccine, according to a clinical evaluation.

On Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host a mass vaccination clinic for Londoners under 40 giving the Pfizer jab. Appointments can be booked in advance. Jabs are also awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. The aim is to administer up to 5,000 doses between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Jon Babbs, Spurs Stadium Director, said, “We successfully contributed to providing a vaccine clinic for those over 45 years of age earlier this year, and we will do so on a much larger scale now.”

Dr. Will Maimaris, Haringey Council Director of Public Health, said: “As in the rest of London, cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in Haringey. Most people will be vaccinated when it is their turn, but there are still a significant proportion of those eligible who still need to be vaccinated. I would like to urge everyone who has not been vaccinated to take advantage of this great event at Spurs. “

He added, “Members of the black community who have not received a vaccine in the past seven days are encouraged to donate blood at the event. This is to aid in the vital treatment of sickle cell anemia for members of your community. “