Vaccination clinic for Hackney’s Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities
A vaccination clinic for Hackney’s Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities is being organised by local GPs to help encourage uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Hackney Council and the NHS, including local doctors want to make sure all communities in Hackney can take up the offer of the free COVID-19 vaccine, which is the best way to be protected from the deadly virus and key to ending the current lockdown.
The vaccine clinic is for 1st dose of vaccinations and will take place on Sunday, 9 May at the John Scott Vaccination Clinic on Green Lanes, from 9.30am-2.30pm.
There is no need to book. If a person is eligible for the vaccine, they can simply turn up to the clinic during opening hours and get vaccinated.
To be eligible for the vaccine a person must be a resident of Hackney or the City of London and be either:
- Aged 40 or over
- A carer
- A health and social care worker
Local medical professionals will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the vaccine, with local community groups providing information in community languages, including Turkish.
I received my vaccine back in January, and I want to make sure that people from all communities in Hackney are able to get the vaccine and be protected from this deadly disease. Those from Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities have been hard hit by the virus. Getting vaccinated will help protect our communities from the serious, sometimes deadly, consequences of COVID-19. The vaccine has now been safely given to over 34 million people across the UK from all different backgrounds. I want to reassure you that the vaccines are safe - they have been tested thoroughly and are being monitored for side effects as they’re being rolled out, both here and abroad. Please come along and get a vaccination at this special event and help keep yourself and your family safe from coronavirus.
These vaccines are currently our only hope to return to normality and their rapid development is due to the hard work of many scientists around the world. However, they will only be effective if the majority of the population is vaccinated and therefore immune to this virus. The UK has been incredibly efficient with administering the vaccine and is one of the countries with the highest number of vaccines administered. This would not be possible without the dedicated work of healthcare professionals. In addition to this, vaccines are available to us in the UK free of charge, that is still unattainable in many countries. The Covid-19 vaccine is our light at the end of this very dark tunnel, and it is imperative that we all receive it.
If you are eligible for a vaccination and cannot make this date you can also book an appointment at one of the other local vaccination sites or sites across London by calling 119 or going online to nhs.uk/coronavirus.
This clinic is for 1st dose vaccinations, it is important that you receive both doses of the vaccination- if it is 12 weeks or more since your 1st dose and you don’t have a date for your 2nd dose then please call 020 8356 3111 (option 4)
Find out more about the vaccination rollout and read answers to some frequently asked questions on the Council website.