COVID-19


Don’t miss out. 

The Covid-19 vaccine reduces your chance of getting infected by almost 80% and could mean you don’t need to self-isolate in certain situations. 

Book your vaccine today 

There now nearly 100 vaccination centres in north east London. Everyone aged 16 and over can get a vaccine and we urge anyone who has not yet had their first vaccine to get theirs.

Everyone over 16 can now book via the national booking system, call 119, or find out about local walk in services herePeople aged 16-17 can walk into the vaccination centres listed here or find a local vaccination service here without an appointment (no need to book, just turn up) and get your jab now. You do not need to come with a parent/guardian. People aged 16 to 17 and 9 months are currently only being given one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Do 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.

Boosters

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 will offered to:

  • all adults aged 50 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 six months ago. The Pfizer vaccine will be given in the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine someone received for their first two doses.

All over 50s and vulnerable adults will be contacted by the NHS and invited to book a booster appointment once they are eligible. If you are eligible and if you had your second dose at least 6 months and one week ago you can also go ahead and book a booster appointment on the national booking system now. Front line health and social care workers can go ahead and book their booster on the national booking system now. 

The table below shows the corresponding month you will become eligible for your booster following your second dose. Look out for your invite or book yourself for one on the national booking system if it has been 6 months and 1 week since your second dose. 

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

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

Further information

This page provides people living (or working in NHS or social care) in north east London, guidance on national and local arrangements to test for COVID-19 if they (or one of their household) have very recently been displaying COVID-19 symptoms. It also contains links to information on the vaccine.

If you are worried about your symptoms or not sure what to do, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service, or speak to your GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.​

Information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme is here and FAQs are here.

There is much we are still learning about Covid-19 and one thing we know for certain is that the road to recovery isn’t always straightforward. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website includes advice on recovering from Covid-19 and an animation on what to expect when recovering from Covid-19.

Find out more on advice for parents and guardians of children regarding COVID-19 testing.


Updated: 22/10/2021