The COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway in Bromley and the NHS is working very hard to vaccinate eligible groups as quickly as possible.
Update – July 2022
Covid vaccinations in Bromley this summer
From Monday 4 July some of the Community Pharmacies that have supported the vaccination programme in Bromley will pause their Covid-19 vaccination service for the summer period. The NHS is grateful for their incredible support during this phase of the programme.
Community Pharmacies that will pause their Covid-19 vaccination service from 4th July are:
- Blackwells Chemist – Beckenham, BR3 3PS
- Crays Hill Pharmacy – St Pauls Cray, Orpington, BR5 2RG
- Chislehurst Pharmacy – Chislehurst, BR7 5NP
- Macks Pharmacy – Penge SE20 7DS
- Peters Chemist – Beckenham BR3 5NT
Please continue to visit your local pharmacy for a range of services including blood pressure checks along with health and wellbeing advice.
Eldred Drive Pharmacy (Orpington, BR5 4PE) will continue to administer Covid-19 vaccinations. To book an appointment there, or at other vaccination sites in Bromley and SE London, please visit our Covid vaccination page.
Vaccination clinics for 5-11 years old
Children 5 to 11 are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Check vaccination sites open to 5-11 year olds on an appointment or walk-in basis in SE London here. In Bromley you can book your appointment at the Bromley Civic Centre, for Friday and Saturday clinics.
Spring booster campaign
COVID-19 is still active, and the vaccine offers the best protection against becoming seriously unwell, staying out of hospital and passing the virus on to others. The following people are now eligible for an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:
- adults aged 75 years and over
- residents in care homes for older adults
- individuals aged 12 years and over who have a weakened immune system.
The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment, so people should wait until they hear from the NHS. The NHS will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest, as it has throughout, starting with those who have had a bigger gap since their last dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time.
Lyn Wheeler, Bromley resident, shares her thoughts on the vaccination and need for the spring booster.
Everyone who is eligible will be offered a top up between three and six months over the spring and early summer. For further information read our spring booster FAQs or download the leaflet: ‘A guide to the spring booster for those aged 75 years and older residents in care homes’
Your questions on the vaccine and where to get vaccinated in Bromley
Do you want to know more about the vaccine, hear from local residents and know how you can book? Click below for a summary, including useful links.
Doctors in Bromley are urging residents to attend their second and booster appointments. It is the very best way of getting protect and back to normal lives.
|Age||First dose||Second dose||Booster|
|12-15||Eligible now||12 weeks after first dose|
(or 8 weeks if at high risk of Covid-19)
|16-17||Eligible now|| 12 weeks after first dose|
(or 8 weeks if at high risk of Covid-19)
| 12 weeks after first dose|
|Over 18||Eligible now|| 8 weeks after first dose|| 12 weeks after second dose|
|Over 75||Additional spring booster – 3 to 6 months after booster 1. To be contacted by NHS.|
|Over 12 with |
weakened immune system.
|Additional spring booster – 3 to 6 months after booster 1. To be contacted by NHS.|
When the NHS does contact you, please attend your booked appointments.
If you have had Covid you still need to get vaccinated to boost your immunity. Book an appointment at the earliest opportunity after the date of your positive test or onset of symptoms:
• 4 weeks (28 days) if you are 18 or over or 12-17 at high-risk from COVID-19
• 12 weeks (84 days) if you are 12-17 years old
Please continue to follow all of the guidance to control the spread of the virus and save lives.
To keep up to date with the delivery of the vaccination programme in south east London, please visit selondonccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine