Vaccinations for Migrants
The COVID-19 vaccines are being offered to everyone in the UK, including undocumented migrants, free of charge. This includes people who have overstayed their visas, those on short-term visas who have failed to leave or those who have arrived into the UK without any visa.
To ensure everyone can access the COVID-19 vaccination no matter what their immigration status the Council is working with local charities and doctors to set up pop-up clinics in the community to ensure ease of access to the vaccine and offer advice in a number of languages. These pop-ups will also be available for people who are homeless.
You do not need to bring any identification with you to get your vaccine. The vaccine is being offered for free on the NHS, to receive the vaccine you do not need proof of identity or immigration status and your identity and information will not be passed on to police or immigration officers.
Your safety from coronavirus, which can cause severe disease and death, is our highest priority as doctors. Please come to get the vaccine when you are eligible for it – for example, when the NHS is calling for your age group to get vaccinated.
We need to ensure everyone is offered the vaccine, so that no matter what walk of life you are from, you can keep safe from this virus that can make you seriously ill.
I want to remind everyone that they do not need proof of identity or immigration status to register with a GP or to receive the vaccination. To put your minds further at ease, we want to assure people that a person's information or identity will not be passed on to police or immigration officers by their GP or vaccine centre staff.
There are currently seven GP practices in Hackney that are now open for new patients and are ready to accept patient registrations from migrants and those who are undocumented.
People who don’t have a GP, are being urged to look for the doctors nearest to their home and call the number, or visit the practice to get registered.
1. Lawson Practice, 85 Nuttall St, London N1 5HZ
Call: 020 3538 6044
2. Hoxton Surgery, 12 Rushton St, London N1 5DR
Call: 020 3487 0200
3. Cedar Practice, 220 Green Lanes, London N4 2NU
Call: 020 8036 6388
4. Lea Surgery, Alfred Health Centre, 186 Homerton High St, London E9 6AG
Call: 020 8986 3106
5. Lower Clapton Surgery, 36 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0PQ
Call: 020 8986 7111
6. Spring Hill Practice, 57 Stamford Hill, London N16 5SR
Call: 020 8806 6993
7. Allerton Road Surgery, 34A Allerton Rd, London N16 5UF
Call: 020 8802 2882