Thursday, 18 March 2021

Update on booking Covid-19 vaccinations in Greenwich

Yesterday marks 100 days since the NHS gave Maggie Keenan her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. 

 The NHS in Greenwich has now started vaccinating residents aged 50 and over.

 If you are

  • aged 50 and over,
  • an eligible frontline health or social care worker,
  • a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19*,
  • have a learning disability,
  • are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) or clinically vulnerable (moderate risk)                                            
you can book your vaccine online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination  or call 119  without needing an invitation.

See the full list of priority groups here and guidance on frontline health or social care workers and the high or moderate risk categories here .

*Carers can book online if you get a  Carer’s Allowance or you are listed as a carer in your GP records. Any carer who doesn’t receive Carers Allowance and requires a vaccination can contact Greenwich Carers' Centre via their website https://www.greenwichcarers.org/ or by calling 0300 300 2233. You can also call the carers advice line on 0300 555 1515.

NOTE: The online booking system offers appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations. If you are housebound you will be contacted by your GP to be vaccinated at home. If you are not housebound, you can wait to be contacted by your GP or until more locations closer to where you live become available. 

Covid-19 Vaccination – Frequent Asked Questions 

A series of frequently asked questions to help local people learn more about the COVID vaccine and to address their concerns are available on the south east London CCG website at www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/what-we-do/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/ 

We have included below the answer if it is safe to have the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine when some countries paused its roll out?

More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been given across the UK, and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so. 

Read the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance in full .  

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