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Covid-19 vaccines

Spring Covid-19 booster

This spring, the NHS is offering a Covid-19 booster to those at highest risk from severe illness.

Protection against the virus fades over time, so all people aged 75 and above by 30 June 2023, or aged five and above with a weakened immune system, can now get an appointment.

Get a first or second dose for Covid-19 

Ifyou've only had one Covid-19 vaccination, or you've not had one at all, you can still get the vaccine until 30 June. Everyone who was aged 5 on or before 31 August 2022 will be eligible until then.

After that, vaccinations will be targeted at those who are at increased risk from the virus.

Don't get caught out. Make sure you and your loved ones get all the protection you need.

How to get vaccinated

To book for youself or a family member, visit the national booking service website or call 119 for free.

You can also find a walk-in vaccination site. Local sites in Tower Hamlets are also listed.


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

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to midnight
  • Saturday, 10am to 7pm
  • Sundaym 12pm to 6pm

How to book

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



124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 5pm

How to get the vaccine

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119.
  • Walk-in appointmnts available for people aged five and over.

253 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DB

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

How to book

  • Book an appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119
  • Walk-in appointments also available for people aged 16 and over.




115 Harford Street, E1 4FG

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday, 8.30am to 2pm

How to book

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



50 Wapping Lane, E1W 2RL

Opening hours

  • Monday, 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 7.30pm
  • Friday, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 3pm

How to get vaccinated

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




Booster FAQ

  • 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
  • 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 or call NHS 119.
  • Yes, if you are housebound, you can get a Covid-19 booster at home
  • You will be contacted by your GP to arrange a visit
  • If you have not been contacted, please call your GP.


GP surgery clinics

  • Tower Hamlets GP surgeries are sending out invites to their eligible residents to book for six vaccination clinics across the borough on Saturdays in June.
  • If you are eligible your GP will send you a link to book at a surgery near you, or you can walk -in to any of the clinics across the borough.
  • The following list shows local clinics and dates they will offer vaccinations. All will be open between 10.30am and 4.30pm
    • St Pauls Way Surgery, 10 June 2023
    • Goodman’s Fields, 10 June 2023
    • Suttons Wharf, 17 June 2023
    • Spitalfields Practice, 17 June 2023
    • Harley Grove Practice, 24 June 2023

Check with your GP practice for full details.

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.

Vaccine information in other languages

An autumn booster leaflet can be accessed in a range of other languages:

Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional, Cantonese), Estonian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Ukranian, Urdu, Yiddish and Yoruba. 

An English large print version is available to order.

Braille version of this leaflet is available to order.