Covid-19 vaccinations for young adults
If you’re 16 and above, don’t get left behind – join your friends, family and millions of others in the UK who have had the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Covid-19 vaccine reduces your chance of getting infected by almost 80% and could mean you don’t need to self-isolate.
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 here. People 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.
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You can follow the Westfield Vaccination Centre Tik Tok account here where vaccinators talk about what they are doing.
Keep yourself safe, and those around you by following the latest guidance:
- If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a swab test. Do not wait. Apply for a swab test as soon as you have symptoms. Find out more here.
- You can book a swab test either at a drive-through or walk-through site, or you can ask for a home test kit to be sent to your home. Find out more about testing centres in north east London.
- Everyone without symptoms of COVID-19 can now get a free rapid test, which shows results in 30 minutes. They also show you're doing all you can to protect those around you. To collect the tests, visit these locations in City of London, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, and Havering.
Others aged under 18
The JCVI has advised that children aged 12 -15 should be offered a Covid-19 vaccination if they have specific underlying health conditions that puts them at risk of serious illness or if they are household contacts of adults or children who are immunosuppressed (we have already been offering vaccines to those in these circumstances aged 16 and over).
We are developing local plans on how to provide the vaccine to these children later this month and those eligible will be contacted by their GP or specialist clinician when the vaccine is available.