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Covid-19 vaccines

 

We are helping the NHS deliver Covid-19 vaccinations as quickly as possible. We are encouraging everyone eligible to get their first, second or booster dose.

You can get your vaccine through the national booking system or by calling 119.

We will be updating this page regularly as more local vaccine clinics become available. 

Covid-19 booster 

A booster vaccine helps to give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from Covid-19.

A booster dose is currently available for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, who have had two doses of the vaccine at least three months ago.

Autumn booster

Covid-19 is still more serious in older people and those with some health conditions. Protection from the vaccine may be lower and may decline more quickly in these people. For this reason, the following groups are being offered an autumn booster vaccine:

  • Residents and staff in working in care homes for older adults 
  • Frontline health and social care workers 
  • All adults aged 50 and over 
  • People aged 5 to 49 in a clinical risk group 
  • People aged 5 to 49 who live with people with immunosuppression 
  • People aged 16 to 49 who are carers. 

As with other doses of the vaccine, the autumn booster is being offered first to those most vulnerable to serious illness and hospitalisation. It is currently being offered to people aged 65 and over, people who are immunosuppressed and frontline health and care workers.

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

 


 

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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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