Covid-19 Vaccination

By February 3, 2021 No Comments

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:

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:

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:

The Tower Hamlets GP Care group web page on the vaccination centres in the borough, with an FAQ

Important information

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.

Stay safe