London,
14
February
2022
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14:57
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City pop-up vaccination centre visits east of the City

A pop-up Covid vaccination centre will spend three days in the east of the City – offering residents the chance to get their jabs.

The mobile unit will be stationed in Mansell Street estate car park, Haydon Street, E1 8QB from Thursday 17 February to Saturday 19 February

As Covid-19 continues to spread, people are being urged to get the booster jab to ensure they receive maximum protection against the virus.

People can also turn up at the pop-up centre to get their first or second Covid jab if they haven’t already received it. No appointment is needed and you do not need to be registered with a GP.

The centre will be open to everyone, but it has a particular focus on the Square Mile’s residents in the east of the City where vaccination rates are generally lower than other areas of the City of London.

The clinics will be held on:

  • Thursday 17: 12pm - 6pm
  • Friday 18 February: 12pm – 6pm
  • Saturday 19 February: 10am – 6pm

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said:

“This pop-up unit will provide a simple, convenient way for residents living in the east of the City to get the jab.

“Being fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting seriously ill with the virus and to reduce pressure on our NHS this winter.

“Any dose of the vaccine provides protection against Covid so I’d urge people who haven’t already had their first or second jab to take advantage of this opportunity to receive it – it’s not too late.”

The Covid booster jab is available at the pop-up site to over-18s while the first and second doses of the vaccine are available to over-16s.

Meanwhile, anyone can also get their first, second and booster jabs at the Square Mile’s dedicated vaccination centre at Boots pharmacy at 120 Fleet Street or just over the border in Tower Hamlets at Sai Pharmacy,19 Stable Walk, Goodman’s Fields, London, E1 8EJ.

People can book an appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. More information is at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccine

People can help prevent the spread of Covid by meeting outside where possible, opening doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside, limiting the number of people they meet and avoiding crowded spaces.

While the guidance has changed, it is still advisable to wear a face covering in shops and on public transport, and keep washing your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.