The Covid-19 vaccination programme is now underway in north east London providing vaccines for the most vulnerable in society.

Initially we are providing vaccines to the key priority groups as identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

We are now vaccinating people in priority groups 1 to 6.

If you are:

  • aged 70 or above or clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) and have not had your first vaccination and haven’t been booked in yet, please contact your GP
  • a resident or work in a care home for older adults and haven’t had your first vaccine and aren’t booked in for one, please contact your manager
  • a frontline health and social care worker, please book on the national booking system or contact your manager or book using the staff booking system applicable in your organisation
  • aged 65-69 please book onto the national booking system for a list of sites or wait to get a letter from the NHS or you will be contacted by your GP.
  • aged 16-64 and clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) or you are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or if you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, please wait for your GP or council to contact you.

Important: The vaccine only provides protection if you are vaccinated.

For more information please read the frequently asked questions about the vaccine here. 

 

Beware of scams

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points:

  • The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn.
  • The NHS will never ask for payment or bank details to confirm or book your vaccine.
  • Right now we are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine. Anyone offering this now is probably committing a crime.

Find out more about covid related scams and what to do here.

You can help

As your local NHS works hard to deliver the vaccination programme for north east London please remember that you have an important part to play:

  • Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

It is really important that you make sure you stay safe and follow guidance on washing hands, covering your face and keeping your distance from other people. Your NHS services are really stretched at the moment, we need to you to protect yourself, your family, friends and others, and your NHS.

The latest national guidance on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe is available here.

This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we cannot let down our guard. By working together today, tomorrow and every day going forward we will take another step on the path back to normal life.

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