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Covid-19 vaccines

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

Read updates on Covid-19 locally in Tower Hamlets from our Director of Public Health, including the latest government advice and information around variants including Omicron.

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.

Book an appointment

 

 

Local vaccine sites listed on this page offer the Covid-19 booster jab. Those aged 18 or over can have a booster dose at least 3 months after their second dose. You can pre-book your booster dose online if it's been 2 months since you had your second dose.

Sites offering the booster (and first and second vaccines) include community pharmacies and there are a number of ways to get your vaccine:

  • through the national booking system
  • through the council helpline on 020 7364 3030 9am 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • walk-in for the your jab (sites offering listed on this page)

The below 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.

 

You don’t need any ID to book your appointment or walk-in, or to prove your immigration status. This includes those aged 16 and 17.

Second doses should be at least eight weeks after the first.

If you have any questions, please call our helpline number between 9am 5pm, Monday to Friday on 020 7364 3030.

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

 

Vaccine sites

Answer:

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

  • Friday 21 January, 9.30am to 6pm (closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Saturday 22 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Monday 24 January, 9:30am - 6pm closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Tuesday 25 January, 9:30am - 6pm closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Wednesday 26 January, 9:30am - 6pm closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Thursday 27 January, 9.30am to 6pm (closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Friday 28 January, 9.30am to 6pm (closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)
  • Saturday 29 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm)

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:

121 Westferry Road, E14 8JH

  • Saturday 22 January, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 23 January, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 30 January, 9.30am to 5.30pm

Vaccinations available

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

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

  • Friday 21 January, 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday 22 January, 8am to 6pm
  • Monday 24 January,8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 25 January, 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday 26 January, 8am to 6pm
  • Thursday 27 January, 8am to 6pm
  • Friday 28 January, 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 8am to 6pm

Vaccinations available

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

How to book

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

 

Answer:

445 Cable Street, E1W 3DP

  • Friday 21 January, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (lunch 12:30-13:30)
  • Wednesday 26 January, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (lunch 12:30-13:30)
  • Thursday 27 January, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (lunch 12:30-13:30)

12 - 17s clinic - bookable through the national system.

How to get vaccine

Vaccinations available

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

 

Answer:

82-92 Whitechapel Road, E1 1JQ

Every Tuesday, 10am - 5pm (closed 12:30pm – 1.15pm)

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:

  • Friday 21 January, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 22 January, 9am to 12pm
  • Monday 24 January, 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 25 January, 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday 26 January, 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday 27 January, 9am to 7pm
  • Friday 28 January, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 9am to 12pm
Answer:

85 Chrisp Street, E14 6GG

Vaccinations available

  1. Moderna
  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:

  • Friday 21 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Monday 24 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 26 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Thursday 27 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Friday 28 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
Answer:

124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

Walk in or book an appointment.

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

  • Friday 21 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday 22 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Monday 24 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 25 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Wesneday 26 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Thursday 27 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Friday 28 January, 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 9.30am to 5pm

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:

Albert Jacob House, 62 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 0PG

  • Monday 17 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Friday 21 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Saturday 22 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Sunday 23 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Monday 24 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Friday 28 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 9.20am to 6pm
  • Sunday 30 January, 9.20am to 6pm

Vaccinations available

  • Pfizer, first and second doses
  • Covid-19 booster jabs
  • Children vaccines

How to get vaccine

  • Book an appointment through our online system
  • Call the council helpline to book, Tel: 020 7364 3030
  • Walk-in without an appointment for those who live and work in Tower Hamlets
  • You can call Albert Jacob House directly also on 020 7650 1998
Answer:

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

Monday 24 January, 10am - 4pm

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

  • Friday 21 Januaryy, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Saturday 22 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Monday 24 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Tuesday 25 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Wednesday 26 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Thursday 27 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Friday 28 Januaryy, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).
  • Saturday 29 January, 11am to 6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm).

Vaccinations available

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

How to book

Answer:

21 Newby Place, London E14 0FZ

  • Friday 21 January, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 26 January, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 27 January, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Walk in without an appointment - only available for those who live and work in Tower Hamlets
  • Book an appointment through our online system
  • Call the council helpline to book, Tel: 020 7364 3030
  • Those aged 16 and 17 can get vaccinated at this clinic
  • Can also book appointment through the NHS website or by calling 119

Vaccinations available

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

2 HANNAFORD WALK, E3 3FF

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.
  • Appointment only

Clinics available

Monday 24 - Saturday 29 January, 8:30am - 7pm

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 17 January to Friday 21 January, 9am to 6.30pm
  • Monday 24 January to Friday 28 January, 9am to 6.30pm
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 17 January to Friday 21 January, 8.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 22 January, 9am to 2pm
  • Monday 24 January to Friday 28 January, 8.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 9am to 2pm
Answer:

50 Wapping Lane, E1W 2RL

Vaccinations available:

  • First and second jabs
  • Covid-19 booster jabs

How to book:

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

Clinic dates:

  • Monday 10 January to Sunday 16 January, 8am to 8pm
  • Monday 17 January to Sunday 22 January, 8am to 8pm
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.

Clinics available

  • Monday 17 January to Friday 21 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 22 January, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Monday 24 January to Friday 28 January, 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 29 January, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Answer:

115 Harford Street, E1 4FG

Clinics available

Monday 24 - Saturday 29 January, 9am - 6:30pm

Vaccinations available

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

How to book

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

 

 

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.

Below are some of the locations the bus regularly visits:

  • Devons Community Hall, E3 3HJ
  • Billingsgate Market, E14 5ST
  • Homeless centres
  • Devons Estate, E3 3JB
  • Bethnal Green Gardens, E2 6FG
  • Arbour Square, E1

Remember if you want to book an appointment or walk in at a clinic, the above listing provides information on clinics and when they are open.


Ensuring that your Covid-19 vaccination service is accessible

Sites have a responsibility to ensure that accessible information about vaccinationis available, as per the Accessible Information Standard. People with hearing impairments have the right to British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation support, through either on-site BSL support, or remote BSL support. BSL support is now available via the SignVideo app, which is available to download and use, by selecting the NHS 119 button located within the SignDirectory available in the SignVideo app. User's existing InterpreterNow credentials will work in the new SignVideo app (the InterpreterNow app will no longer be available to download). BSL users who need a BSL Interpreter should download and use the new SignVideo app. BSL users do not need to register with the new SignVideo app to use the 119 BSL service.

People who are visually impaired have the right to information in an accessible format such as large print, audio and braille. You can order information about vaccination, boosters and what to expect after vaccination in a range of accessible formats.

A third dose for severely immunosuppressed

The booster vaccine advice is separate from, and does not replace, advice on a third primary dose of vaccine for the severely immunosuppressed.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recently advised that those who are immunosuppressed and have received a third dose of the vaccine will also be offered a fourth dose to boost their defence, with a minimum of 3 months between the third primary and booster dose.

 

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
Answer:

 


 

Vaccinations for children aged 12 to 17

Children aged 12 to 15 are now eligible for 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, following latest advice from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation – this means that all 12-17 year olds are now recommended to have 2 doses.

Children should get good protection from the first dose. Having a second dose should give them longer lasting protection especially in light of the recent Omicron variant which can spread really fast from person to person.

Your child can visit our community clinics to get their vaccinations.

How many doses does my child need?

How many doses does my child need?
 Group Number of dosesWait time between doses Can 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.

Where will my child be vaccinated?

Children and young people can continue to get vaccinated for their vaccines at the 2 community clinics in Tower Hamlets:

  1. Albert Jacob House, 62 Roman Road, E2 0PG (accepts walk-ins)
  2. Cable Street surgery, 445 Cable Street, E1W 3DE

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.

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?
 Group Wait 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 4 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