COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Bromley

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:

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.

If you have questions, please see our FAQs for 5-11-year-olds or to arrange a free, confidential conversation with a local pharmacist book a free call back or call 07828 499044.

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.

AgeFirst doseSecond doseBooster
12-15Eligible now12 weeks after first dose
(or 8 weeks if at high risk of Covid-19)
N/A
16-17Eligible now 12 weeks after first dose
(or 8 weeks if at high risk of Covid-19)
12 weeks after first dose
Over 18Eligible 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

Vaccination clinics at Keston Mosque. We have teamed up with the Al-Emaan Mosque in Keston, Bromley, to offer local residents another place to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Watch the video.

Vaccination clinics at Anerley Town Hall. On 18 March and 25 March we held two vaccination clinics in Anerley Town Hall in collaboration with Crystal Palace Community Trust. Special thanks to Jo Adusei and Elsie Sutherland for their support promoting this initiative and encouraging residents to get vaccinated. Watch the video.

COVID-19 Vaccination in Care Homesa message from staff at The Heathers Residential Home. March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination in Care Homesa message from staff at Rowena House Care Home. April 2021

Penge Vaccination and Health Event. Staff from Oaks Park Medical Centre in Penge and other services across Bromley, held a vaccination and health event in partnership with the Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation. The vaccine and a wide range of other health checks were offered to local residents, including a Vaxi Taxi to transport any vulnerable residents to the vaccination site. Watch the video.

Working in partnership during the vaccination programme in Bromley. During April and May we run a special series of vaccination clinics in collaboration with Bromley GP Alliance and local community centres. The clinics were targeted at local residents living in parts of the borough where uptake was lower, and who were in the most vulnerable cohorts and had not yet come forward for the vaccination. We would like to thank the Cotmandene Community and Resource Centre, Mottingham Community and Learning Shop, Penge Library and The Temple United Reformed Church (St Mary Cray) staff for their support and the local community for promoting these clinics. Watch the video.

Volunteers Week 2021 1-7 June. Hear from Dr Parson, GP Lead in Bromley and Chris Evans from Community Links Bromley on the collaborative effort and the essential role of volunteers. Recorded during our public event on 10 March 2021 – See volunteers section from 20min 49sec to 31min 37sec.

Celebrating 6 months of Covid Vaccination Programme – Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre 15 June 2021 

Celebrating 6 months of Covid Vaccination Programme – Beckenham Beacon 17 June 2021 

Celebrating 6 months of Covid Vaccination Programme – Oaks Park Medical Centre Penge 

NHS Vaccine Facts – Lynne’s story (Bromley resident)

Radiate Windrush Festival June 2021

Mottingham pop-up vaccination clinics

Spring booster vaccination campaign 2022 – Lyn Wheeler, Bromley resident