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Covid-19 vaccines

If you’re 12 or over, you’re eligible for your free Covid-19 vaccine

Read updates on Covid-19 locally in Tower Hamlets from our Director of Public Health.

Young people aged 18 to 29 can visit our microsite developed with young people, for young people to provide all the facts on Covid-19 and vaccination.

Watch our new 'vaccine facts' video featuring common questions young people have about the Covid-19 vaccine, answered by a doctor.

Book an appointment

 

 

Local vaccine sites listed on this page offer the Covid-19 booster jab. There are a number of ways to get your vaccine - first, second or booster:

  • through the national booking system
  • through the council helpline on 020 7364 3030 9am 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • walk-in for the jab

The map shows your nearest vaccination site and information on what type of vaccines are available, whether you can walk-in without an appointment and venue opening hours.

 

The following sections detail all the vaccine sites in Tower Hamlets along with options on how to book at each, and whether walk-ins are available.

Spring booster campaign

Covid-19 is still more serious in older people and those with a weakened immune system. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason the following groups are being offered a spring booster vaccine.

  • aged 75 years and over
  • those in care homes
  • those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system

The vaccine will be offered to those eligible around six months (not before three months) since the last dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Appointments are available through the national booking system and locally at sites in Tower Hamlets.

Vaccines for children aged 5–11

Vaccines are also being delivered to high risk 5–11-year-olds at the Royal London Hospital and Albert Jacob House. More information on those who are high risk is available on the .GOV website.

Experts have now advised that parents of all children aged 5 to 11 years should be offered vaccination for their child.

Children will be offered the Pfizer vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults. Children at greater risk of serious illness if they catch Covid-19 will need two doses of vaccine, eight weeks apart. All other children will be offered two doses of vaccine 12 weeks apart.

More information on local arrangements will be provided shortly, including details on which sites in Tower Hamlets will be able to vaccinate 5-11 year olds.

Sites that will be able to vaccinate children aged 5-11 will include:

  • Queen Mary’s University London. Booking via the national booking system delivering vaccines six days a week
  • East London Mosque (twice a week)

Vaccines for all 12–17 year olds

Vaccines are being delivered in community settings.

In Tower Hamlets sites that can vaccinate children aged 12 and over include Lincoln Pharmacy.

Appointments can be booked through the National Booking System. Due to issues with the National Booking System, children with medical conditions are not able to book using this system at the moment. Please accept our apologies.

 

Vaccine centres

Answer:

Queen Mary’s University London (Bancroft Road entrance), Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS

  • Monday 1 to Saturday 6 August, 9:30am to 8pm
  • Monday 8 to Saturday 13 August, 9.30am to 8pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second vaccines
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

Directions

The vaccination centre is in building 61 – entry is on the east side of the building in Geography Square.

The easiest way to get to the clinic is via Bancroft Road and use the entry between buildings 13 and 18.

A map of the site is available online.

Answer:

45 Bank Street, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5NY

  • Monday 1 to Friday 5 August, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 August, 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. Moderna
  3. First and second jab including Covid-19 booster

How to book

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119
  • Walk-in appointment available.

 

Answer:

82-92 Whitechapel Road, E1 1JQ

  • Monday 8 August, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 9 August, 9.30am to 5pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs
Answer:

4 Brayford Square, Exmouth Estate, Stepney, London, E1 0SG

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs
  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119
  • Walk in without an appointment

Clinic dates:

  • Monday 1 to Friday 5 August, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 6 August, 9am to 12pm
  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 August, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 13 August, 9am to 12pm
Answer:

85 Chrisp Street, E14 6GG

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs including Covid-19 booster vaccine
  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119
  • Walk in without an appointment

Clinic dates:

  • Monday 1 August, 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 August, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Answer:

124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

Walk in or book an appointment.

Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.

  • Monday 1 to Friday 5 August, 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 6 August, 10am to 4pm
  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 August, 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 13 August, 1am to 4pm

How to get the vaccine

Vaccinations available

  1. Pzizer
  2. AstraZeneca
  3. Moderna
Answer:

Montfichet Road, Olympic Park East, E20 1EJ

8am - 8pm (daily, including weekends)

Options: walk-in or book online through NHS or by calling 119

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. AstraZeneca
  3. First and second jab including Covid-19 booster

You need two doses for maximum protection – your second dose will be 8 weeks after your first.

If you have booked your first dose using the NHS booking system, you will have been given an option to book your second dose at the same time.

Otherwise, you can book online through the NHS website or by calling 119.

Answer:

Tower Hamlets Campus, Poplar High Street, E14 0AF.

Upcoming dates will be added when confirmed

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

Answer:

Icon College, Unit 21, 22, 1-13 Adler St, London, E1 1EG

  • No clinics are being held here this week

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second vaccines
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

Answer:

2 HANNAFORD WALK, E3 3FF

Clinics

  • Monday 1 to Sunday 7 August, 10am to 4pm
  • Monday 8 to Sunday 14 August, 10am to 4pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.
  • Walk in appointemnts also available
Answer:

 104 Columbia Road, E2 7QB

Vaccinations available

  • Pfizer
  • First and second jabs
  • Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.
  • Walk in without an appointment

Clinic dates:

  • Monday 1 to Friday 5 August, 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 7 August, 11am to 2.30pm
  • Monday 8 to Friday 5 August, 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 14 August, 11am to 2.30pm

 

Answer:

18 STROUDLEY WALK, E3 3EW

Vaccinations available

  • Pfizer
  • First and second jabs
  • Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.

Clinics available

  • Monday 1 to Friday 5 August, 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 8 to Friday 12 August, 10am to 6pm
Answer:

Raine Street, E1W 3AU

Vaccinations at this site are delivered by the team from Tower Pharmacy.

Vaccinations available:

  • First and second jabs
  • Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book:

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.

No clinics are available this week

Answer:

253 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DB

Vaccinations available:

  • Pfizer
  • First and second jabs
  • Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book:

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119
  • Walk-in appointments also available.

Clinics available

  • Thursday 4 to Friday 5 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday 6 August, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 August, 9.30am to 6pm
  • Thursday 11 to Friday 12 August, 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday 13 August, 9.30am to 5.30pm

 

 

Answer:

115 Harford Street, E1 4FG

Clinics available

Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July, 11.30am to 4pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. Moderna
  3. First and second jabs
  4. Covid-19 booster

How to book

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.
  • Walk-in appointments available

 

Answer:

Goldman Close, Bethnal Green, E2 6DT

  • No vaccine clinics are being held here this week

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs
Answer:

Hult House, East Commercial Road, London E1 1LD

  • No vaccine clinics are being held here this week

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second vaccines
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book

Answer:

26 Palmers Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0FA

  • Every Thursday, starting Thursday 14 April - 9am to 5pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs
Walk-in or book appointment. For more information call the council vaccine helpline on 020 7364 3030

Answer:

61A Quarterdeck, E14 8SH

  • No appointments are available this week

Vaccinations available

  1. Moderna
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs
  • Walk-in with no appointment
Answer:

1 Smart Street, London, E2 0SN

Clinc dates:

  • No appointments are available this week

Vaccinations available:

  • Moderna
  • First and second doses available
  • Covid-19 booster available

How to book:

 

 

Answer:

St Bartholomew Gardens, Buckhurst Street, E1 5QT

  • No appointments are available this week

Vaccinations available

  1. Moderna
  2. First and second jabs
  3. Covid-19 booster jabs

Covid-19 vaccination bus

The council operates a vaccination bus, which moves around the borough to provide on the spot vaccinations for residents. The bus makes it easier than ever for those needing vaccination – whether first, second, or booster – to get their jab.

Locations where the bus visits are chosen to help support vaccinating some of the borough’s hard to reach communities but is open to anyone.

Along with getting vaccinated, staff on the bus can provide reassurance and information around vaccination to help support residents in protecting themselves.

Over the next week, the vaccination bus will be visiting:

Wednesday 27 July

  • Island Gardens DLR, E14 3DN, 11am to 6pm
  • Millwall Park, E14 3BX, 9:30a, to 6pm

Thursday 28 July

  • Shoreditch station, E1 6GY, 10am to 8pm
  • Island Gardens DLR, E14 3DN, 11am to 6pm

Friday 29 July

  • Watney Market, E1 2PR, 11am to 8pm
  • Victoria Park, E9 7DE

Saturday 30 July

  • Shoreditch station, E1 6GY, 10am to 8pm

Sunday 31 July

  • Spitalfields, E1 6AA, 9:30am to 4pm
  • Columbia Road Flower Market, E2 7RG, 9:30am to 4pm

Monday 1 August

  • White Horse Lane, E1 4QS, 11am to 6pm
  • Watney Market, E1 2PR, 10am to 8pm

Tuesday 2 August

  • Watney Market, E1 2PR, 11am to 8pm
  • Shoreditch station, E1 6GY, 10am to 8pm

Wednesday 3 August

  • Island Gardens DLR, E14 3DN, 11am to 6pm
  • Mile End Children's Play Pavilion and Park, E14 7EJ, 9.30am to 6pm

Thursday 4 August

  • Shoreditch station, E1 6GY, 11am to 8pm
  • Island Gardens DLR, E14 3DN, 10am to 6pm

Friday 5 August

  • Watney Market, E1 2PR, 10am to 8pm
  • Victoria Park, E9 7DE, 11am to 6pm

Saturday 6 August

  • Spitalfields, E1 6AA, 10am to 8pm
  • Shoreditch station, E1 6GY, 11am to 6pm

Sunday 7 August

  • Spitalfields, E1 6AA, 9:30am to 4pm
  • Columbia Road Flower Market, E2 7RG, 9:30am to 4pm

 


 

Booster FAQ

Answer:
  • The Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation recommended a ‘third primary dose’ for people who have the following conditions: blood cancers, stem cell transplants, advanced HIV/AIDS, people with recent organ transplants and people who have had to take medicine to suppress their immune system for an auto-immune condition
  • This third dose is specifically for people whose immune systems were severely weakened by a certain set of health conditions when they had their first two doses - meaning their first two doses may not have given them complete protection at the time
  • Your GP or specialist doctor will let you know whether you need a third dose – this will usually be at least three months after your second dose. However, recent JCVI advice stated that those who have not yet received their third dose may be given the third dose now to avoid further delay
  • Due to the Omicron variant, if you do have a weakened immune system, you will now be invited for a fourth dose, three months after your third – this will help to ensure maximum protection
Answer:
  • If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19, you need to wait four weeks (28 days) from the day of your positive test to have your booster
  • This gap will help to separate any side effects of the vaccine from effects of your illness
  • If you’ve already booked your booster appointment and then test positive, make sure to log on to the NHS website, call NHS 119, or the Council helpline on 020 7364 3030 and reschedule your booking
Answer:
  • All adults over the age of 18 are now eligible for their booster jab
  • You may receive a letter, text message or both
  • You can book on the national website or by calling the council helpline on 020 7364 3030 - 9am 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • You can also check the for a list of clinics and walk-in options on this webpage.
Answer:
  • Yes, if you are housebound, you can get a Covid-19 booster at home
  • If you had your first or second dose at home, wait to be contacted for your booster appointment
  • If you only recently became housebound, contact your GP to let them know you need a home visit
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Vaccinations for children aged 12–17

How many doses does my child need?
Group Number of dosesWait time between dosesCan appointments be booked via the National Booking System?

All 12-17 year olds who:

1) do not have a medical condition or

2) do not live with someone who is immunosuppressed

 2 12 weeks  Yes

National Booking System

12-17 year olds who live with someone who is immunosuppressed

2

If you are over 16, you are recommended to have a booster after the two doses.

8 weeks  

 Yes

National Booking System

To make the process easier, please take the immunosuppressed person’s hospital letter to your appointment where possible. 

 12-15 year olds with medical conditions

 2

8 weeks    No

12-15 year olds with medical conditions

who are immunosuppressed

3

 

Ideally 8 weeks. Timing should be decided by the specialist involved in your care.

No

16-17 years with medical conditions

 3

8 weeks

No

16-17 years with medical conditions

who are immunosuppressed

4 (If you are immunosuppressed, you are recommended to have three primary doses and a booster)

8 weeks

No

Why vaccinate?

Vaccinating 12  to 17 year olds should help to reduce the risk of complications, reduce time out of education, and reduce the spread of Covid-19 within schools.

Children will be offered the Pfizer vaccine, which is the vaccine approved for children and young people over 12 years of age. This follows a thorough review of the safety, quality, and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group. Very few healthy children and young people with Covid-19 go on to have severe disease.

How long after a Covid-19 infection should children wait before getting their jab?

Children should wait  for a period of time after getting tested Covid-19 positive. How long you have to wait depends on whether you have a medical condition or not or live with someone who is immunosuppressed.

How long after a Covid-19 infection should children wait before getting their jab?
 GroupWait time after having COVID-19Example/Explaination

All 12-17 year olds without medical conditions

If your child has had a positive Covid-19 test, they will need to wait 12 weeks before getting their jab.

For example, if you had your first dose in October but tested positive in December, you will be able to get your second dose from March onwards.

12-17 year olds who have a medical condition or live with someone who is immunosuppressed

 If your child has had a positive Covid-19 test, they will need to wait four weeks before getting their jab.

This is because your individual(or your household member’s) risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19 is higher and outweighs any benefit of delaying to 12 weeks.

Which children are in the higher risk group?

  • If they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (for example, someone who has HIV, had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • They have one of the these conditions that means they're at high risk from Covid-19:
    • A severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
    • Down's syndrome
    • Severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they're on the learning disability register)
    • A condition that means they're more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Haematological malignancy
    • Covid-19 clinical risk groups; chronic respiratory disease, heart conditions; conditions of the kidney, liver or digestive system, neurological disease, endocrine disorders, immunosuppression, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen; serious genetic abnormalities.

Where can I find more information?

Includes frequently asked questions about issues such as consent and side effects.

Including the ‘What to expect after your Covid-19 vaccination’ leaflet for children aged 12+.

Easy-read guides providing information on Covid-19 vaccination.

Contact

If you have any questions or need some moe information call our COVID-19 helpline

 Tel: 020 7364 3030