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. At present, we are inviting people from the following priority groups (in line with national guidance) to receive their first vaccination dose:
- people aged 45 and over
- people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- people who live or work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
How to get a vaccination
There are three ways you might be contacted:
- By a local GP surgery – GP services are working together to vaccinate local residents more quickly. You may be contacted by a different surgery to the one you usually go to.
- By the national booking service – you will receive a letter or text message about the option to book an appointment at one of a range of other local vaccination sites, including local pharmacies. If you have already had your first jab, you don’t need to do anything when you receive this letter or text. If you prefer, you can wait for a local GP to make contact.
- Local hospitals – you might be approached to have the vaccination as an inpatient or outpatient.
If you’re in one of the eligible groups above and haven’t had your first dose, you can book yourself an appointment at a local vaccination centre or pharmacy online at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.
If you are not eligible yet, please wait to be contacted. Find out more about how you will be contacted.
Everyone requires two doses of the vaccination. They are being offered 10 weeks apart. Your second dose will be booked at the same place you receive your first dose.
Three vaccines have now been confirmed as safe and highly effective by the expert Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The latest information about the safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines is available here.
If you have any questions about accessing a vaccination, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
After your vaccination
Vaccines are our best defence against the virus but, even once you’ve had a vaccination, it remains important to 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
- cover your face and nose when you are in public indoor spaces.