Information about Byron Hall and Tithe Farm Covid-19 vaccination sites
Published on: 27th January 2021
Patients may have read in the Evening Standard that Byron Hall and Tithe Farm vaccination sites have had to close some days because they did not have enough vaccines. We thought it would be helpful to clarify the situation.
The Byron Hall and Tithe Farm vaccination sites plan all vaccination appointments in advance based on the availability of vaccines. Vaccines are distributed nationally and vaccine sites are given notice of when they will be arriving, so that patients can be booked in. We have not had to cancel any appointments on either site.
NHS England have recently developed a ‘mutual aid’ agreement and we are working closely with them to apply this policy where it is allowed. This will support equal distribution of vaccine across Harrow's three vaccination sites; The Hive, Byron Hall and Tithe Farm. We would encourage all of our residents who are invited for a vaccination to book into the soonest available appointment to them, even if this means travelling a little further, so that they can get protection against the Covid-19 virus.
Harrow is ahead of many London boroughs in vaccination, having so far vaccinated over 80% of residents aged over 80. By mid-February, we expect to have offered a first vaccine to everyone in Harrow over 70, all frontline health and care workers and all care homes residents and staff.