Over 40s walk in vaccine clinic for Hackney residents
Currently only about 2 in 3 Hackney residents over 40 have had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
People aged 40 or over are more at risk from some of the worst effects of coronavirus such as hospitalization. In a bid to help more people access the vaccine and help keep residents safe the Council is working with the NHS to do pop up clinics for this age group.
This clinic is for first doses of the vaccine only. Everyone will need to attend a second appointment to ensure they have full protection from the virus. A staff member at the clinic will be on hand to show people how to book their second dose.
These clinics will take place in Gillett Square, Dalston, no one needs to book an appointment, and can just walk up. The clinics are taking place:
- Wednesday 26 May 11am–5pm
- Wednesday 2 June 10am–2pm
- Saturday 5 June 10am-2pm
- Sunday 6 June 10am-2pm
To be eligible for a vaccination, a person must be over 40 and be a resident of Hackney or the City of London.
To keep as many people as possible safe, and protect the NHS from being overwhelmed, scientists predict that 90% of those over 18 need to be vaccinated.
To support Covid-19 vaccination uptake in the over 40s, St Leonards Hospital has also announced five walk-in clinics.
These clinics will take place in Block E, St Leonard's Hospital, N1 5LZ. No one needs to book an appointment, and can just walk up. The clinics are taking place 10am-3pm:
- Thursday 3 June
- Thursday 10 June
- Thursday 17 June
- Thursday 24 June
- Thursday 1 July
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus. The vaccines are effective and safe and around 38 million people in the UK have already safely received their first dose.
If you are aged 40 or over you are at a higher risk of hospitalization from coronavirus. So, it’s really important to get your vaccination as soon as you can. Having the vaccine also helps protect your loved ones and the people you live with.
My family and I have all had both doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine now, and I want to encourage everyone who is eligible to have it. If you’ve already had your vaccine, why not tell someone close to you, to encourage them to get theirs. Let them know that the vaccine is safe, effective and severe side effects are rare. By helping others, we can start to get life back on track for everyone.
Residents can find answers to some of the most common questions on the vaccine on the Council website: hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-vaccine