This winter, the NHS will be providing extra doses of the COVID vaccines to certain groups as well as first and second doses.
Pop-up vaccination clinics
40 or over and not got round to having had your booster yet? Or are you any age 12 or over and not had your first or second dose?
No problem, you can have a Pfizer vaccine at our pop-up clinic this Saturday and Sunday (27/28 November) at the Civic Centre (Civic 5) in Harrow from 9am to 6pm.
Just turn up when you’re ready and have your jab – there’s no need to book and parking will be free.
If it’s your second dose, it needs to be 8 weeks or more since your first jab. If it’s your booster, you need to be 40 or over and it needs to be 5 months or more since your second dose.
Having all your doses will ensure you have the best possible protection against Covid-19, which is especially important in the run-up to Christmas.
Why not support our work at the vaccination centres as a volunteer? You can sign up at up at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
Are you aged 12 to 15?
Those aged 12 to 15-year-olds are being offered a single dose vaccine.
Children aged 12 to 15 can get the vaccine at some walk-in sites (with consent or their parents present) or book their vaccine online.
More information on vaccination for 12-15-year-olds is available on the North West London CCG website.
Book online if you've been contacted.
You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you have been contacted by the NHS and you:
- Are aged 40 and over
- Are aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
- Had your second dose at least 182 days or 6 months ago
First and second doses
You don't need to be registered with a GP to go to a walk-in.
All vaccines are free of charge.
Please note that 16 and 17 year olds are now eligible for a second vaccination dose
Guarantee your slot
You can guarantee a vaccine slot by booking your appointment.
In addition to the walk-in centres the NHS will send out letters inviting eligible people who have not yet been vaccinated to book their vaccine appointment.
You can book your appointment in two ways:
- Booking online on the NHS website
- Phoning 119
NHS guidance - The latest information and frequently asked questions about vaccinations can be found on the NHS website.
What to bring to your vaccination
You are asked to bring proof of age, your name and address and your NHS number if you have it.
Eligibility for vaccinations
How will I know when I can get a vaccination?
You will be invited either by your GP or by the NHS in England, and sent information on how to book an appointment.
You can also book your vaccination on the NHS website.
I’ve been contacted to book an appointment for vaccination, though I don’t consider myself in one of the current priority groups – what should I do?
It could be that there is something on your health record that has picked you up as being eligible. If you are unsure you should contact your GP.
My employer has told me to contact the NHS about getting the vaccine as I am a front line worker – what can I do?
- If you are eligible under one of the current priority groups, then you will be invited for a vaccination
- If not, then please email [email protected] and include:
- Geographical borough of where the service is delivered
- Type of organisation
- Name of organisation
- Contact name
- E-mail Contact
- Number of staff requiring vaccination
- Closest hospital trust
Where are the vaccination centres?
Primary Care Network sites are only available when booking online. The pharmacies listed below offer walk in appointments if they have space in between booked appointments.
Health Pharmacy, 390-392 Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA5 5DY
Healthways Pharmacy, 382 Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA5 5DY
Grimsdyke Golf Course, Oxhey Lane, Pinner, HA5 4AL
Keencare Pharmacy, 18 College Road, Harrow, HA1 1BE
Meads Pharmacy, 399 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow, HA2 9SG
Murrays Chemist, 172 Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 8BL
North Harrow Pharmacy, 509 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA2 6EH
Shaftesbury Pharmacy, 5-6 Shaftesbury Parade, Harrow, HA2 0AJ
Stratwicks Pharmacy, 240 Northolt Road, Harrow, HA2 8DU
Easy-read leaflets and posters
This includes guides on ‘what to expect after vaccination’ and ‘women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby’ and posters showing the presentation, doses and storage of coronavirus vaccines.
For the latest government guidance on Coronavirus please visit GOV.UK.
Post Covid NHS support
The NHS has published webpages to help people who are experiencing, or have been diagnosed with, Post Covid symptoms (also known as long Covid).
You will find information on symptoms, and symptom management, support available, answers to questions you may have, as well as advice and shared experiences from other people.
For more information please visit the NWLondonCCG website.