NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
The Covid-19 vaccine is currently being rolled out by the NHS. The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on the governments priority list.
There is more information about the Covid-19 vaccine on both the Government and the NHS website. There is also a Covid-19 vaccination guide for older adults leaflet available.
The NHS will get in touch with people directly when it is their turn to be vaccinated. If you are contacted, please do attend the appointment.
Please don’t contact your doctor or the NHS asking about vaccination.
If you are aged 80 or over
Anyone who is aged 80 or over, and has not heard from the NHS about booking an appointment for their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, should contact their GP.
Information on Tower Hamlets
For updates on Covid 19 in Tower Hamlets please click the link here
Further information on vaccination from the community
Senior Imam, Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud, at East London Mosque have produced a video encouraging Bangladeshi community to take up the vaccine:
Take the vaccine, save lives.
A message from Senior Imam, Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud @elondonmosque
Read more about the Covid-19 vaccine online and remember, it is safe and effective https://t.co/vDauoQ9BTr #KeepTowerHamletsSafe pic.twitter.com/Dia9FZj5vI
— Tower Hamlets Council (@TowerHamletsNow) January 26, 2021
Alan Green, Chair of Interfaith Forum, has produced a short video about his experience of taking the vaccine:
Sufia Alam, Community Leader at Maryam Centre, has produced a video women leaders and GPs in a number of languages, promoting positive messages about the vaccine:
The #COVID19 vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Please do take your #CovidVaccine. @Women100uk @THCitizens @telcocitizens @elondonmosque @DarulUmmah @EngageQM @Abbasmirza70 @WomenInclusive
— Sufia Alam (@sufiaalam121) January 20, 2021
Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England, talks about the vaccine and confirming that it does not contain pork products:
A group of BAME leaders have come together to give a positive, compassionate message about the vaccine, and the leading role faith communities have played in developing the vaccine here:
There are reports of people being contacted by fraudsters offering the Covid-19 vaccine. The reports show text messages being sent providing a link for people to register their details to apply for the vaccine, some of which require payment.
These text messages and links are not sent from, or linked to, the NHS.
Please note the NHS will:
- Never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
- Never ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.
If you receive a text message from an unfamiliar number:
- Do not respond to it or click on any links.
- Do not enter any personal or log on details.
- Do not make any payment.