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Covid-19 vaccines

Find out about the vaccination programme for children aged 12 to 15.

If you’re 16 or over, you’re now eligible for your free Covid-19 vaccine.

If you're a young resident aged 18 to 29, visit our new website tailored for young people.

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.

Book an appointment

 

 

Local vaccine sites listed below offer the Covid-19 booster jab, which for those eligible can be booked five months after having the second Covid-19 vaccine. More information on eligibility is below.

Sites offering the booster include community pharmacies and there are a number of ways to get the booster:

  • through the national booking system
  • through the council helpline on 020 7364 3030 9am 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • walk-in for the booster jab (sites offering listed below)
  • wait for an invite from your GP

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.

 

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

Week starting 6 December open Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Friday 10, and Saturday 11 between 11am and 6pm. Closed for lunch between 1.20 and 2pm

Extras sessions during the week might be added from time to time.

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First, second and 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 clinic, 9.30am to 5.40pm

Options:  Call 020 7364 3030 to book, use GP text booking link or walk-in for vaccination

Vaccinations available

  1. First dose and second dose Pfizer only
  2. Booster jabs
Answer:

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

For opening times, please check the NHS booking site or call 119

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

Week commencing 6 December:

Monday 6, Tuesday 7, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 - 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.15pm – 5.15pm.

Wednesday 8 - 9.15am-12.30pm

Saturday 11 - 10.15am – 1.30pm

Walk-in appointments available.

Vaccinations available

  1. Moderna
  2. 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:

445 Cable Street, E1W 3DP

Clinics are operating on a weekly basis but over different days. Please call 0207 364 3030 to book in advance or to find out information on vaccine clinic days and times.

Week commencing 6 December clinics running Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9. Open between 9.30-4.30 (closed for lunch between 12.30 and 13.30)

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. AstraZeneca 
  3. First and second dose including booster jabs

Vaccine clinic for 12-15 year olds running on  13 and 20 November bookable through the national system.

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

Use the GP text booking link or call 020 7364 3030 to book. Walk-in option also available.

No walk-in options are available for AstraZeneca.

Answer:

82-92 Whitechapel Road, E1 1JQ

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

Options: Walk-in or call 020 7364 3030 to book in advance

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs including booster jabs

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

Walk-in or call 020 7364 3030 to book in advance.

Answer:

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

For opening times, please check the NHS booking site or call 119.

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

Please note walk-in appointments are not available at this site.

Week commencing 6 December open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 20 November, 9am to 12pm

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First and second jabs, including booster jabs

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:

85 Chrisp Street, E14 6GG

For opening times, please check the NHS booking site or call 119

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

Please note limited walk-in appointments are available at this site.

Week commencing 6 December open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 6.30pm (closed Thursday 9 December).

Also open Saturday 11 December 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Vaccinations available

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

You need two doses for maximum protection – your second dose will be eight 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:

124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

For opening times, please check the NHS booking site or call 119

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

Please note walk-in appointments are not available at this site.

Week commencing 6 December open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm

Vaccinations available

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

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:

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

W/c 6 December open Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. 9.30am to 6.30pm

Vaccinations available

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

How to get vaccine

Answer:

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

Week starting 6 December clinic on Monday 6, 10am – 4pm. Closed for lunch 12.30 to 1.20pm.

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

Week starting 6 December the clinic will run Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11. Opening times, 11am-6pm (closed for lunch 1.20 – 2pm)

Vaccinations available

  1. Pfizer
  2. First, second and booster jabs

How to book

 

 

 


Covid-19 booster vaccination programme

To maintain high levels of protection against Covid-19 through the winter.

Booster vaccines are being offered to the following groups:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe Covid-19, and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

The Covid-19 booster vaccine will be offered to those eligible who received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago.

The Pfizer vaccine will be given in the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine someone received for their primary doses. Alternatively, a half dose of the Moderna vaccine may be offered.

As most younger adults will only have received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose by late summer or early autumn, the benefits of booster vaccination in this group will be considered at a later time.

A third dose for severely immunosuppressed

The booster vaccine advice is separate from, and does not supersede, recent advice on a third primary dose of vaccine for the severely immunosuppressed. There will be a review into whether the severely immunosuppressed will also requires a further booster at a later date, following completion of their 3-dose of the vaccine.

Vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15

 

This autumn, all children aged 12 to 15 are being offered the one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, following advice from the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers.

Vaccination of all children aged 12 to 15 has now started in Tower Hamlets. Children will be offered vaccination in their own schools – all schools have a date now before the end of November. If your child’s school has not contacted you yet about this, they will do so nearer the time. Community clinics are available if you child missed their vaccination day at school or they are home-schooled or they have an underlying medical condition (and therefore in higher risk group). Children who have an underlying medical condition or live with someone who is immunosuppressed are recommended to have two Pfizer doses usually 8-12 weeks apart.

Please find below more information and frequently asked questions including parent webinars where you can ask any questions. This page will be updated, so revisit for any updates.

 

- Why vaccinate?

Vaccinating 12- to 15-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?

The table below can indicate where your child is likely to be vaccinated.

Location

Who can attend?

Your child’s school

Majority of the children will get vaccinated at their own school including in special needs schools. Children who have underlying medical condition may be able to get vaccinated at their school if healthcare professionals feel it is safe to do so on the day.

If your child missed school on the day of the vaccination or you needed longer to decide then they can attend a community clinic.

Please complete the online e-consent form when your school sends this to you at least two days before the vaccination day.

Community clinics

You can book an appointment for your child via the NHS national booking system if:

  • A vaccination session in your child’s school has already taken place, and they missed it or needed longer to decide
  • They are home-schooled
  • They have an underlying medical condition

You can attend any clinic that appears on the national booking system. Currently the following locations maybe the nearest or convenient for families:

  • Cable Street surgery, E1W
  • Westfield, Stratford
  • Albert Jacob House, E2 (to be added soon)

 

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 below 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?

  • We are hosting a series of webinars to give parents the opportunity to hear the latest updates and ask questions about the vaccination programme. 
  • Call our helpline Tel: 0207 364 3030