COVID-19 Vaccine Update

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group announced yesterday that they are pleased to say that across North East London over 70,000 people have now been vaccinated.
Flu vaccination

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group continue to vaccinate people aged 80 and over, residents and staff in care homes for older people and frontline health and social care staff. City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group are just starting to vaccinate housebound people over 80 as only the  Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine can be transported to households; they recognise you may not have been contacted yet.

If you are a frontline member of staff, live or work in a care home please continue to wait, the Clinical Commissioning Group are working with employers and care home managers to ensure you are all offered the vaccine.

If you are 80 or over and have not received an invitation to your first vaccination, the Clinical Commissioning Group are now asking call your GP . This advice is for patients registered with City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group GP's and those registered with a Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group GP.

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning group are now inviting people aged 70 and over, and people defined asclinically extremely vulnerable (as defined by the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisation). Both Clinical Commissioning Groups are asking patients to please wait to be contacted by the NHS. 

You can help both Clinical Commissioning Groups by:

  • Agreeing to have the vaccine
  • Waiting to be contacted
  • Observing advice on reducing the spread of coronavirus, especially when attending for a vaccine 
  • Only arriving for your vaccine a short time in advance to avoid build up of queues

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.