COVID-19 vaccinations for adults

All adults are eligible for the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination and we urge everyone living and working across north east London (and beyond) to get vaccinated. This will protect you from COVID-19 and reduce your risk of serious illness. Most people currently being cared for in our hospitals have not been fully vaccinated.

Book your vaccine on the National Booking System today! 

For more information on booking your vaccination, including how to get your NHS number or to find walk-in services click here.

If you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, we’ve got the answers. From how safe is it, to will I get side effects, or why should I get it if I’m low risk? Simply click here.

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before having the vaccination - this starts from the date you had the test.

Second doses

Second doses are really important to give you maximum protection from COVID-19 and are now being given 8 weeks after the first dose. Anyone who books through the National Booking Service will be offered their second dose appointment 56 to 84 days (8 to 12 weeks) after their first dose appointment. You can also log in via the system and book a new appointment for after 8 weeks. Second vaccinations are not being offered sooner than 8 weeks after the first. This animation explains why they are so important.

Booster doses

Booster jabs are now being offered to vulnerable adults to make sure they have a high level of protection as we head into winter, as research suggests the protection provided by vaccines decreases gradually over time. Boosters are available to:

  • all adults aged 40 years or over
  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • front line health and social care workers, and adult carers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19
  • adults who live with immunosuppressed people.

To be eligible, all individuals must also have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago. You will be given Pfizer or Moderna regardless of what you received for your first two doses.

The table below shows when you will become eligible for your booster following your second dose (6 months). You can book your appointment in advance after 5 months so you can have it as soon as it's been 6 months. 

Month of 2nd jab

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

Aug 2021

Month in which you become eligible for booster

Everyone now eligible

Everyone now eligible

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, in addition to those aged over 50 years and at higher risk from coronavirus, all adults aged 40 to 49 years should be offered an mRNA booster.

Updated: 25/11/2021