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Covid-19 vaccinations

Find out how and where to get the Covid-19 vaccine in Islington.

The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19. If you haven’t had your first, second or booster jab, it isn’t too late, and every dose gives you extra protection.

You can pop into a vaccine site for advice and information with no obligation to get a jab. You can also take a look at the local NHS website for answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine, including boosters and vaccines for under 18s.

All the different types of vaccine have undergone the same rigorous tests as other medicines to ensure they are safe.

How and where to get vaccinated

Spring boosters

Spring booster vaccines are now available if you: 

  • are aged 75 and over
  • live in a care home for older people
  • are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system.

Covid-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups. The spring booster is being offered to help reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19.

You will be contacted by the NHS when you are due your booster, this is usually six months from the date of your last vaccine. 

Visit the NHS website for more information. 

5-11 years Covid-19 vaccinations

From 4 April 2022 first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available for five to 11 year olds.  The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends that 5-11 year olds be offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19.

Children aged 5-11 with no other underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, with at least 12 weeks between doses.  A paediatric dose is smaller than a dose given to those aged 12 and over.

You can make an appointment through the National Booking Service or you can call 119 or your GP to book an appointment if you can’t book online.  
More information about vaccination for 5-11 year olds can be found at gov.uk

Vaccine site locations

Please note that opening days and times may change at short notice. Please remember to wear a face covering in a clinical setting. 

Bidborough House 

  • Walk-in, no booking required.
  • Offering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to everyone aged 12 and over. 
  • Booster doses given to anyone aged 16 or above whose second jab was at least three months ago.
  • Over 75s and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system can now get their Spring Booster, six months after their last booster dose
  • Open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6.30pm
  • Address: Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9BT 
  • Find out more on the University College London Hospital (UCLH) website

Finsbury Park Mosque

  • Monday 30 May 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday 6 June 6pm to 8pm
  • Address: 7–11 St Thomas's Road, N4 2QH

Hornsey Rise Health Centre

  • Walk-in, no booking required.
  • Offering first, second and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Booster doses given to anyone aged 12 or above whose second jab was at least three months ago.
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 16 May 2022 3.30pm to 6.30pm
    • Tuesday 17 May 2022 3.30pm to 6.30pm
    • Wednesday 18 May 2022 3.30pm to 6.30pm
    • Thursday 19 May 2022 9.30am to 12.30pm
    • Friday 20 May 2022 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Address: Hornsey Rise, London N19 2YU

Resource for London

  • Walk-in, no booking required.
  • Offering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to everyone aged 12 and over. 
  • Booster doses given to anyone aged 16 or above whose second jab was at least three months ago.
  • Open Monday to Sunday from 10am until 3.45pm for last walk-ins.
  • Address: 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Pharmacies

Book an appointment using the NHS booking system. You can walk in to the Savemain Pharmacy without an appointment. Other pharmacies may also offer walk-in slots at certain times if they are not fully booked. You can check availability on the NHS booking system. First, second and booster doses of the vaccine for everyone aged 18 and over are available. 

Pharmacies offering Covid-19 vaccines
 Pharmacy  Address
 Dermacia Pharmacy    260 Upper Street, N1 2UQ
 Leoprim Pharmacy    328 Essex Road, N1 3PB
 Savemain Pharmacy    166-168 Essex Road, N1 8LY
 Superdrug - Seven Sisters    5-9 Seven Sisters Road, N7 6AJ
 Well Highgate - Junction Road      11-19 Junction Road, N19 5QT
 Wellcare Pharmacy  552 Holloway Road, N7 6JP

You can make an appointment for some - but not all - vaccination clinics on the NHS booking system or you can call 119.

Book an appointment

 Find a walk-in clinic

At your appointment

Remember to take a face covering, unless you are exempt. If you are getting your second dose, take your vaccine record card with you if you can. 

It might help to bring your NHS number with you, if you know it. If you do not know your NHS number, it is easy to find out using the NHS website

If you are not registered with a GP, or do not have a NHS number, you can still go to a walk-in clinic for your jab.

More information and support

If you have any queries about the vaccine, please speak to your GP or call into a vaccine site with no obligation to have your jab. 

If you need support to make or get to an appointment, please contact the We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222 or Minicom 020 7527 1900 or weareislington.gov.uk. They are open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.

For younger people, a website EverythingCovid.info, created for young people, by young people, offers a great mix of content from young social media influencers and honest accounts of people’s vaccination journeys.

You can find out more about the vaccination uptake in the borough by visiting our Covid-19 cases and deaths page

Find more health information by visiting the North Central London's Clinical Commissioning Group's website

Covid-19 vaccines done abroad

You can now make an appointment to get Covid-19 vaccinations given outside England added to your NHS records. Please provide evidence of vaccinations received overseas including vaccine type and batch numbers as well as your passport for identification and you may be asked to give your NHS number. You can book for someone else, including a child, however, if they are over 18 they will need to attend the appointment. 

This service can only be used if you had one of these MHRA approved vaccines outside of England: 

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • Institute of India (Covishield)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin)
  • SinoVac (CoronaVac)
  • Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP)

Please speak to your GP if you had any other vaccine.

The nearest places to do this are: 

  • Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA (available only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
  • Bidborough House, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9BT.

Get more info and book your appointment on the NHS website.

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