Last updated: 8 September 2022
Next review: 8 March 2023
It’s important to protect yourself and others by getting the Covid-19 vaccine, especially if you haven’t had your first dose yet.
We are helping NHS deliver Covid-19 vaccinations as quickly as possible. To do this we encourage everyone eligible to get their first, second or booster at any of our local vaccine clinics or pharmacies.
You can also book online on the National Booking System or call 119 to make an appointment at a national site near you.
To learn more about the vaccine, including who can get the vaccine, visit the NHS website for up to date information.
A booster helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from Covid-19.
A booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, who have had two doses of the vaccine at least three months ago.
People aged 50 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, those aged 5 years and over in a clinical risk group and health and social care staff will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this autumn.
Appointments will be available from the National Booking Service shortly.
Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to15 year olds
Young people in this age bracket can get their Covid-19 vaccine through their school clinic. They can also get their vaccine at community walk-in clinics or, to book your child's vaccine out of school, please visit the NHS website. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or carer to give their consent.
Resources for children and parents:
We know parents/carers, teachers and children will have questions about why the NHS is vaccinating this age group and how it’s safe. See some resources below, if you don’t find the information you need, please email email@example.com
To download translated materials and find out more helpful resources, visit our local NHS website.
Covid-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds
The NHS is offering Covid-19 vaccines to all children aged 5 to 11 years.
Vaccination is particularly important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from Covid-19, as the benefits are greater.
5 to 11 year olds who are in a clinical risk group, and those living with people who have a weakened immune system (immunosuppressed), are eligible for the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Parents and guardians will be notified if their child should get the vaccine and can book an appointment for their child at available clinics.
Resources for parents:
The Waltham Forest Covid-19 Vaccine Advisory Service has now ended, please contact your GP for information regarding the Covid-19 vaccinations or visit the NHS website.
Covid-19 vaccine and pregnancy and fertility
Covid-19 vaccines are strongly recommended in pregnancy. Vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission of the woman to intensive care and premature birth of the baby.
You can visit any of our community walk-in clinics to get your first, second or booster dose.
In the UK, all adults including pregnant women are urged to book a Covid-19 booster vaccine (third dose) three months after their second dose.
Watch our Staff Q&A on the Covid-19 vaccine, fertility and pregnancy
A range of health professionals answer residents' questions on the vaccine in a webinar on September 2021
We talk to residents who have had their first Covid-19 vaccination at Walthamstow Library
Saira shares her thoughts on the Covid-19 vaccine
Charlie speaks to us about her intention to accept the vaccine when it's offered and why she thinks you should too
We chatted to Yusuf Hansa, the Chairman of Noor Ul Islam about his Covid-19 and vaccine journey