Charedi clinics make it easy to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Hundreds of Orthodox Jewish residents can get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine quickly and easily at two special evening clinics in Clapton Common this week, organised by Hackney Council and North East London Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with Hatzola and Shomrim.

The pop-up clinics, which are backed by the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, will take place next to Liberty Hall, off Spring Hill, on 18 and 19 August between 5-9.30pm. Medical professionals will be on hand to answer any questions about the vaccine. 

Nearly 160,000 people in Hackney have now received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine – around 60% of adults. 

First and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available at the clinic for anyone over 18. Doses must be eight weeks apart. The vaccine is the best safeguard against severe illness from the Covid-19 virus and significantly reduces the risk of hospitalisation or death.

Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, Chairman of Shomrim
As we approach Rosh-Ha'Shonoh it is an appropriate time to increase our zechusim-merits. By taking the vaccine, we protect oneself and others and facilitate that we should be able to serve Hashem in good health.
Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, Chairman of Shomrim
Thanks Hackney Council for bringing the vaccination clinic to the centre of the community, making the vaccine accessible to many more people. We hope this opportunity will be taken up by the community.
Devoiri Eisenzweig, Hatzola
Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure
It’s important everybody gets the Covid-19 vaccine to keep themselves, their family and their community safe, and I’d urge people to come along and ask their local doctors any questions they might have.
Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure

It’s quick and easy to receive the coronavirus vaccine, and dozens of pop-up clinics are taking place around the borough in the next few weeks – alongside pharmacies and dedicated centres offering a jab. For more information and to book, visit the vaccine page.