Currently only about 2 in 3 Hackney residents over 40 have had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 

People aged 40 or over are more at risk from some of the worst effects of coronavirus such as hospitalization. In a bid to help more people access the vaccine and help keep residents safe the Council is working with the NHS to do pop up clinics for this age group. 

This clinic is for first doses of the vaccine only. Everyone will need to attend a second appointment to ensure they have full protection from the virus. A staff member at the clinic will be on hand to show people how to book their second dose. 

These clinics will take place in Gillett Square, Dalston, no one needs to book an appointment, and can just walk up. The clinics are taking place: 

  • Wednesday 26 May 11am–5pm
  • Wednesday 2 June 10am–2pm
  • Saturday 5 June 10am-2pm
  • Sunday 6 June 10am-2pm

To be eligible for a vaccination, a person must be over 40 and be a resident of Hackney or the City of London.

To keep as many people as possible safe, and protect the NHS from being overwhelmed, scientists predict that 90% of those over 18 need to be vaccinated. 

Residents can find answers to some of the most common questions on the vaccine on the Council website: hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-vaccine

 

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