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 4:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those aged 75 years of age and older
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinical extremely vulnerable individuals

We are contacting people from these groups directly to invite them for their vaccine. Please wait to be invited and don’t contact us to seek a vaccine. If you are over 80 and have not yet been invited for your first vaccine then now is the time to contact your GP. 

Important: The vaccine only provides protection if you are vaccinated; and we won’t be able to vaccinate all at-risk groups until at least Spring 2021.

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 don’t contact us to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
  • when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
  • and 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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