Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (10th September)

Key points

  1. Local update in Tower Hamlets:
    • 207,547 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose.
    • 173,061 residents ​have had their second dose administered.

 

  1. New vaccination site: From Monday 13th September a new vaccination site is opening at Queen Mary University of London Campus on Mile End Road. This walk-in centre is available to anyone eligible for a vaccine:
    • Opening hours are 11am-6pm, 7 days a week
    • Vaccine available: Pfizer
    • If you would prefer to book, please call the Council helpline on 020 7364 3030

 

  1. Vaccines for 12-15 year olds: Children aged 12 to 15 who are at higher risk of becoming poorly with Covid-19 are now eligible for the vaccine, if:

    1. They live with someone who is more likely to get infections (for example, someone who has HIV, had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
    2. They have one of the below conditions that means they’re at high risk from Covid-19:
      • A severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
      • Down’s syndrome
      • Severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they’re on the learning disability register)
      • A condition that means they’re more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)
Children aged 12 to 15 who are eligible, will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery to book their vaccination appointmentsWe are still waiting on the decision of the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers on vaccination for all 12 to 15-year-olds.

 

4. Community Cuppa, every Friday 10:30 am: Every Friday morning, Tower Hamlets Council run an online zoom session as part of the Covid-19 Community Champions network for members of the public to drop in for a cuppa & a natter. It’s a chance to ask a question, make a suggestion, or just have a chat! Drop by anytime by using the following codes:

    • Meeting ID: 942 3228 1161

    • Passcode: Cuppa