A strong partnership of councils, NHS organisations, voluntary and community organisations across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, is working closely together to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme. We have agreed a clear plan to deliver the largest vaccination programme across north central London in our history.
The first stocks of the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine were delivered to the Royal Free Hospital and some local GP surgeries before Christmas. We have begun to roll out the vaccine in line with national guidelines that prioritise the over 80s, frontline NHS staff and those working in care homes. Now our teams are able to work with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, we are quickly building capacity across north central London and adding new settings and enabling us to reach even more people very quickly.
Please don’t contact your GP – they are working really hard to make sure the right people are contacted at the right time for vaccination appointments. You will be contacted as soon as it is your turn to come forward. Every batch of Covid-19 vaccines undergoes stringent tests to ensure its safety, before it can be used, so please take up your invite and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
Vaccines are our best defence against the virus but with cases rising rapidly across London, we can’t afford to drop our guard. Please follow the guidance to protect yourselves and your family – keep 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household or bubble, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds or more and cover your face and nose when you are in public indoor spaces.
We will keep the page updated, but you can find more information about the vaccine by visiting the NHS website. You can find out about local care worker Louise Keane and her experience of having the vaccine as well as hear from medical expert Professor Jonathan Van-Tam explaining how vaccines works and vaccine ingredients.