In north central London (NCL) we are providing the vaccine in a number of ways.
We have created a number of vaccination centres across NCL that will allow us to vaccinate residents, more quickly. These sites will be safe and supported by a local health and care team.
Those residents within the priority groups outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will be invited to receive their vaccination first. These include:
- residents aged over 70 years
- clinically extremely vulnerable people
- NHS staff
- other health and care staff.
You must have an appointment to get a coronavirus vaccine at any vaccination centre. It is very important that you attend your vaccination appointment when it has been confirmed.
The NHS will contact people directly to book an appointment.
The details for each of these locations are included below.
As part of our plans we have selected Hornsey Central Health Centre as a location for a Vaccination Centre. This means that we will shortly begin to invite people to come to the centre to receive their vaccine.
As an existing healthcare facility, we do not anticipate significant changes to how the centre is used or disruption to local residents. However, you may notice an increase in traffic as people are invited to be vaccinated.
Rest assured that the NHS in Haringey is working closely with The London Borough of Haringey to minimise any possible disruption to those who live and work near the centre. For example, we have already identified additional car parking facilities to ensure that vehicles do not need to park on local roads. We are also working together to do our best to avoid any highway maintenance taking place during the period wherever possible in order to prevent creating any additional congestion.
We do not anticipate any disruption to those who live or work near the site. However, if you have any questions or concerns you can read the answers to some specific questions we have anticipated we may receive at www.whittington.nhs.uk/hornseyfaq.
The Vaccination Centre at the Crick will be open seven days a week, 8am-8pm and we expect up to 1,000 people will be vaccinated per day. It will be in the Crick’s gallery space on the ground floor and will have its own entrance and exit on Brill Place.
People will receive an allotted time slot to keep waiting to a minimum. Those waiting will be asked to remain socially distanced from others both outside and inside the building. At times, there could be a small queue outside, along the south pavement on Brill Place. We will make sure that pedestrians can still use the pavement safely, and will have staff outside helping to direct people, with clear signs and queue management in place.
We expect the vaccine centre will be open for a number of months, but we don’t anticipate being open after June 2021.
If you have further questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Two large-scale vaccination centres have also been set up in London. These centres will enable an even greater ability to vaccinate thousands of Londoners quickly in the coming weeks and months.
Do not travel to a vaccination centre unless you have been contacted by the NHS and have an appointment booked – you will not be vaccinated. You cannot book an appointment by going to a centre.
The ExCeL London
You need to use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre, Newham. Follow ‘vaccination centre’ signs.
The address of the centre is: 8 Fulton Road, London, HA9 0NU