Coronavirus (Covid-19): getting tested and vaccinated
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.