Coronavirus vaccination rollout

The Covid-19 vaccine is safe and the best precaution you can take to protect yourself against the virus.

 

Who can get the vaccine

You can have a seasonal (autumn) booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine if you are:

  • aged 50 or over
  • pregnant
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk due to a health condition
  • aged 5 and over and at high risk because of a weakened immune system
  • aged 5 and over and live with someone who has a weakened immune system
  • aged 16 and over and a carer, either paid or unpaid
  • living or working in a care home for older people
  • a frontline health and social care worker

Doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are also still available for the following eligible groups who are yet to be (fully) vaccinated:

  • everyone aged 5 and over can get a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
  • people aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose
  • people aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose before any booster doses

For more information on eligibility and time between doses visit the NHS website.

COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine

If you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, you’re more likely to be seriously ill. If you’re eligible for the free flu vaccine, it’s likely you can get the COVID-19 seasonal booster.

Getting both vaccines is important because:

  • more people are likely to get flu this winter
  • you’re more likely to be seriously ill if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time
  • it’s safe to have both vaccines at the same time, but you need to book them separately

If you’re eligible for either vaccine, you do not need to wait to be contacted to get vaccinated.

Booking a Covid-19 vaccination appointment

You can find vaccination sites and pharmacies offering the Covid-19 vaccine, local to your home address, by using the national booking system or calling 119.

A number of GP practices in Hackney and the City of London are also running vaccination clinics for their patients who they may contact via text, or by phone, with the best ways to book. 

Local vaccination clinics

The vaccination centres at John Scott Health Centre and Bocking Street are currently closed, but anyone aged 5 and above can get their Covid-19 vaccine at the following local vaccination centres.

Local vaccination centres

Homerton University Hospital, E9 6SR 

  • Monday 8.30am to 2pm
  • Wednesday 8.30am to 2pm
  • Fridays 8.30am to 2pm
St. Leonard’s Hospital, Nuttall Street, N1 5LZ
  • Tuesday 12.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Richmond Road Medical Centre, 136 Malvern Rd, London E8 3HN

  • Autumn booster only
  • ages 18 years plus
  • Saturday 9am to 2pm
  • walk-in appointments available

Pharmacy clinics

Unless otherwise stated, the pharmacies are vaccinating people aged 16 and over. Walk-ins are available at all clinics but we recommend booking through the NHS booking system to guarantee an appointment.

Bees Pharmacy, 99-201 Rushmore Road, E5 0HD

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9am to 1pm

Benjamins, 190 Stoke Newington, N16 7JD

  • Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm

Boots, 104 Cheapside, London-Cheapside, EC2V 6DN

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Clockwork Pharmacy, 398 – 400 Mare Street, E8 1HP

  • Monday to Wednesday 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday to Saturday 9am to 6pm

Day Lewis Clapton, 14 Kenninghall Road, E5 8BS

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 6.30pm

Day Lewis Stoke Newington, 75-77 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8AD

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 6.30pm

Haggerston Pharmacy, 201 Haggerston Road, E8 4HU

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

Kingsland Pharmacy, 406 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 9am to 6pm

Murray’s Chemist, 96-98 Murray Grove, N1 7QP

Ages 12 plus

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5.30pm

Silverfields Pharmacy, 141 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS

  • Monday to Friday 9.15am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 4pm

Spring Pharmacy, 233 Hoxton Street, N1 5LG

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5.30pm

Vaccination FAQs

Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health answers some common questions on the covid-19 vaccine

Page updated on: 28 November 2022