Coronavirus (Covid-19): getting tested and vaccinated

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Covid-19 booster vaccinations

The government has now made Covid-19 booster vaccinations available on the NHS.

Who is eligible?

To receive  a booster jab, you must have had your second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at least six months before.

Those eligible include:

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers, including personal assistants
  • people aged 16 and over:
    • with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19
    • who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19
    • who live with someone who is more likely to get infections, such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Testing and vaccinations

Up-to-date information and advice on Covid-19 can be found on the Tower Hamlets Council website. This includes:

A range of advice and support can also be found on the UK Government website.

Covid-19 vaccines for unpaid carers

It's never been easier for unpaid carers to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

Helen Walker, the chief executive of Carers UK, explains why:

Book your appointment

Unpaid carers can book an appointment or find their nearest walk-in centre at Coronavirus vaccine.