COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS in south east London is working hard to vaccinate those most at-risk from COVID-19.

If you are aged 60 and over, a frontline health or social care worker, a carer (you get a Carer’s Allowance*) or clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) – you can book your vaccine online at or call 119 without needing an invitation.

If you are on the learning disability register or clinically vulnerable (moderate risk) from COVID-19 please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

See the full list of priority groups here and guidance on the high and moderate risk categories here.

*Carers not eligible for Carer’s Allowance should ensure they register with their GP as a carer to be invited for the vaccine or get advice from their local carers association. 

The NHS has planned extensively to deliver the largest vaccination programme in our history. The first COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech) has been rigorously tested and confirmed as safe and highly effective by the expert Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine rollout began on 8 December 2020 and the second vaccine, Oxford University/AstraZeneca, in early January 2021. A third Covid vaccine, Moderna was approved by the MHRA in January.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective and gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

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>> Latest headlines: COVID-19 vaccine rollout in south east London (SEL)
>> Frequently Asked Questions
>> Get Involved – What can I do to support the vaccine rollout?
>> Public resources – videos, resources in multiple languages, useful links
>> Public resources – GOV.UK leaflets

Latest headlines in south east London

In south east London (SEL) the COVID-19 vaccine is available through:

  • 9 Hospital Hubs
  • 25 Primary Care Networks (groups of GP practices)
  • 7 pharmacies
  • 3 mass vaccination centres – appointments are made through a national booking service.

As more vaccines become available more sites will continue to open on a weekly basis. See below for some key updates of our activity across south east London (as of 26/02/2021).

  • 426,500 COVID vaccinations administered
  • 100% of older people care homes vaccinated
  • 44 vaccination sites active in SEL

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs provide the latest information as of 01/03/2021.

This FAQ section contains our most frequently asked questions. For a more detailed list of questions and answers, see our specific sections on:

COVID-19 Vaccine Video Playlist

Hear from local faith and community leaders, trusted clinicians and other members of your community explain why it’s so important to get the COVID-19 vaccine…

See below for the latest public information leaflets on the COVID-19 vaccine: