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First mass vaccination centre in H&F opens at Novotel in Hammersmith

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Image captionImage 1: The Novotel London West hotel at 1 Shortlands in Hammersmith. The hotel is to be used as an NHS Covid vaccination centre

The first mass vaccination centre in H&F opened at the Novotel hotel in Hammersmith on Monday (15 March).

The Novotel London West – located between Hammersmith Road and Talgarth Road – is a short walk from Hammersmith tube and bus stations. It will offer thousands more life-saving vaccinations to fight Covid each week.

The new centre comes as the NHS is inviting local residents aged 50 and over and people with long term health conditions to receive their jabs. The jabs are proven to be safe and effective in protecting you, your family, friends and colleagues against Covid.

Go online or phone to book your appointment at the centre.

Vaccinations are by pre-booked appointment and only if you're included in the invited groups. If you’re not in the invited groups, please wait until the NHS gets to you.

If you have any questions about the vaccine, getting to the vaccine centre or facilities at the centre please contact the H&F CAN helpline on Freephone 0800 145 6095, open 8am to 6pm seven days a week, or email: can@lbhf.gov.uk

Turning the tide on Covid

The new vaccination centre at the Novotel London West is run by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

“I’m really glad we were able to support the NHS by negotiating the use of the Novotel as a new vaccination centre,” said H&F Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan.

“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.”

In addition to the mass vaccination centre at the Novotel, local GPs are continuing to invite their patients to three other local vaccination sites within the borough. Please wait for an invitation first before attending and booking at one of these.

Novotel site information

Booking: NHS national booking service

Address: 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DR

Location map: Novotel London West hotel (Google Maps)

The entrance to the site is from Shortlands. Please arrive only 10 minutes before your booking as this reduces any queues. Please wear a mask at all times and stay two metres away from other people.

Tube and bus: The site is easily reached by tube or bus, a short walk from Hammersmith tube and bus stations. Plan your journey on the TfL website.

Parking: There is NO parking at the site, but taxis will be allowed to drop off. If you are driving, please park in the car park at Kings Mall shopping centre in Glenthorne Road W6 and walk to the Novotel via Hammersmith Broadway. Signs will help point the way.

Free transport is being offered to your Covid-19 vaccination appointment: If you’re over 50 and live in H&F, Age UK is organising free minicab rides to and from any vaccination site to make it even easier to get your jab. The service runs until the end of June. Call Amy Shallon on 07947 188 221 or email ashallon@aukc.org.uk

More information about the vaccine in H&F