Getting a COVID-19 vaccination
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and the best precaution you can take to protect yourself against the virus.
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The COVID-19 vaccination is now only available if you’re at increased risk from severe COVID-19.
- children aged 6 months to 4 years old who are at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 can get a first and second COVID-19 vaccine – NHS services (such as your GP surgery) invite eligible children for their vaccinations and arrange their appointments
- you may be able to get a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine in autumn 2023 if you’re at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, for example this may be due to a health condition or your age – the NHS contacts you if your NHS record suggests you may be eligible
The autumn booster begins in September. We will update this page with more information on eligibility when it becomes available.
If you develop a new health condition or start treatment that severely weakens your immune system, you may need additional protection before autumn 2023. Your specialist assesses whether you need an additional vaccine. They make a referral and advise on the best timing for vaccination around your planned treatment.
If you have any questions about your availability for the COVID-19 vaccine, contact your GP.
You can find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine on the NHS website.
For children aged 6 months to 4 years old who are at increased risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Location: Richmond Road Medical Centre, 136 Richmond Road, London, E8 3HN
Dates and times:
- 24 August 2023, 10am to 3pm
- 26 August 2023, 9am to 12pm
- 9 September 2023, 9am to 12pm
- 23 September 2023, 9am to 12pm
To book, contact your local GP.