Furry faces greet children at COVID-19 vaccination clinic

27 October 2022
Two special furry friends greeted children receiving their COVID-19 vaccination at the Alastair Farquharson Centre this morning (Thursday 27 October).
Lilly, a 12 year-old cocker spaniel, and Fletch, a 4 year-old cockapoo, with owners Andrew Skingley and Sue Shaw from Pets As Therapy (PAT) delighted children with plenty of cuddles as they received their COVID-19 vaccine at the centre in Thurrock Community Hospital, Grays.

Championing COVID-19 facts and the vaccine

22 April 2022
Community Health Champions have been out in the borough this month to encourage communities to visit vaccination clinics and have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Thurrock Council is working in partnership with Thurrock CVS to deploy the Community Health Champions, also referred to as Community Vaccine Champions.

Bringing COVID-19 facts to communities

8 March 2022
Thurrock Council has been working with the UK Health Security Agency's Surge Rapid Response Team (SRRT) to encourage residents to have the COVID-19 vaccine.
The SRRT delivered nearly 16,000 leaflets to households in West Thurrock, South Stifford, South Chafford and Grays Riverside from Friday 18 February to Sunday 27 February. Team members also knocked on more than 7,000 doors and had nearly 2,000 conversations, answering questions and responding to residents' concerns about the vaccine in lower-uptake communities.

Vaccine Champions to take message to Thurrock communities

14 January 2022
New Vaccine Champions will help to make sure more of the borough's residents get the protection the COVID-19 vaccines offer thanks to £485,000 of government funding awarded to the borough.
The backing comes as part of £22.5million national Community Vaccine Champions Scheme fund, created to help encourage hard-to-reach communities get vaccinated.