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Covid-19 vaccinations

Find out how and where to get the covid-19 vaccine in Islington, as well as support and other factual information

The vaccine is our way out of the pandemic and the best way to protect ourselves. The more of us who have that protection, the sooner we can get back to normal. 

The vaccine has undergone the same rigorous tests as all other medicines to ensure they are safe. Three free different options are available from the NHS. They have all been approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Take a look at the local NHS website for answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine. Go to the NHS website to see the full list of who is currently eligible to book the vaccine. If you have any queries about the vaccine, please speak to your GP or you can come along to a local pop-up clinic (see below) to ask questions, with no obligation to have your jab. 

Please note you will never be asked for money or your bank details to get a vaccine.

Emirates Stadium vaccine event: 7-10 August 

We’ve teamed up with Arsenal FC and University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to again transform the home of Arsenal into a mass vaccine site for four days. 

You can turn up without an appointment between 9.30am and 6.30pm (10am-6.30pm on the Saturday). Or you find out more and book on Eventbrite or by calling the We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222. Minicom 020 7527 1900.  

Book on Eventbrite 

How and where else to get vaccinated

You can go to a walk-in clinic or book an appointment either online or by phone calling 119. 

Walk-in clinics

Go to the local NHS website to see where you can get vaccinated without an appointment. This list is regularly updated and shows which vaccine and which dose (first and/or second) are available at each location.

Find a walk-in clinic

Book an appointment 

If you are registered with a GP, the easiest way to book an appointment is to book on the NHS online booking system or by calling 119.

Book on the NHS online booking system 

You will need your NHS number to book on the system. If you do not know it, it is easy to find out using the NHS website

If you have received a text message from your GP, you can also click on the link to book. 

If you are not registered with a GP, you can register on the NHS website. It is free to register with a GP and you will not be asked for proof of your identification, address or immigration status.

If you are not registered with a GP and do not have a NHS number, you can complete the online form to register for a Covid-19 vaccination on the NHS's website

To book at one of our local pop-up clinics (see below), please call We are Islington on 020 7527 8222. 

Vaccine centres in Islington:

Local pop-up vaccine clinics

To help make it easier for residents in areas where we know a lot of people have yet to be vaccinated to get their first dose, we're providing local community pop-up clinics throughout the summer. 

You can get your first and second dose of the vaccine at these clinics. Please note you can only get your second dose if your first dose was at least 8 weeks ago.

You are welcome to bring your children to these local clinics while you have your vaccine.

These local pop-up clinics, in areas where we know a lot of people have yet to be vaccinated, are making it easier for people who have not been able to make or get to an appointment, to now do so. 

Forthcoming pop-up clinics: 

North Library:

Manor Gardens, London N7 6JX 

  • Tuesday 3 August: 3-7pm 
  • Wednesday 4 August: 3-7pm 
  • Thursday 5 August: 3-7pm 

West Library:

107 Bridgeman Rd, London N1 1BD 

  • Tuesday 3 August: 3-7pm 
  • Wednesday 4 August: 3-7pm 
  • Thursday 5 August: 3-7pm 
  • Friday 6 August: 3-7pm 
  • Saturday 7 August: 10am-2pm 

King Square Community Centre:

Central Street, London EC1V 8DA 

Open:

By appointment: Monday to Sunday: 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.45-6pm.

Walk-in: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-12pm and 2.30-5pm.

Astra Zeneca vaccine also available at this clinic. 

Book an appointment at NHS.uk

 
Pooles Park Primary School: 

 Lennox Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3NW 

  • Tuesday 3 August: 9.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 4 August: 9.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 5 August: 9.30am-6pm
  • Tuesday 10 August: 9.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 11 August: 9.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 12 August: 9.30am-6pm

All of these clinics are walk-ins, so there’s no need to book an appointment. The vaccine available is Pfizer and first and second doses are available. You can only have your second dose if you had your first at least 8 weeks ago.  You must wait at least 8 weeks between doses. 

For more info and advice call We are Islington on 020 7527 8222.  

Online events

There are webinars and forums that you can visit to share your concerns about vaccines and to get answers from professionals to any questions you may have. Details of these will appear on this web page as information becomes available. 

Thank you for your interest in the Covid-19 vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine is so important in helping us to protect ourselves, our loves ones and our communities. If you’re getting vaccinated soon and you have relatives, neighbours or friends who have not been yet but who are eligible, take them with you to your appointment so they can get the jab, too!

 

 

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