Real Weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (14th October)

Key points

  1. Local update in Tower Hamlets:
    • 213,459 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose
    • 188,279 residents ​have had their second dose administered


  1. Vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds: The vaccination programme for all children aged 12 to 15 is continuing through schools. Children will be given one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and parental consent will be required before vaccination takes place in a school.
    • If you have a question or query about the Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds, Tower Hamlets Council has set up a series of webinars over the next month for you to join
    • Upcoming dates and joining instructions can be found here


  1. Third Covid-19 vaccine for the severely immunosuppressed: Some individuals who are immunosuppressed due to underlying health conditions or medical treatment may not mount a full immune response to the Covid-19 vaccination. At the current time, the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) advises that a third primary dose be offered to individuals aged 12 years and over with severe immunosuppression.
    • Read the government website for full advice on a third dose vaccine for the severely immunosuppressed
    • Those who are eligible for the third dose of vaccine will be contacted directly by their GP


  1. Covid-19 booster available now: The Covid-19 booster is now being given to eligible residents across Tower Hamlets. The booster is being offered to all adults aged 50 and over, who have been double vaccinated for at least six months. There are also some priority groups who are eligible due to their increased risk.
    • GPs are now contacting eligible patients to book their vaccine. If eligible, you can also book your booster using the national booking system
    • Residents will be offered their nearest clinic, which includes sites in Tower Hamlets. The council is working with health partners to add more local clinics in the coming weeks.
    • Click here to find out more


  1. Get your flu vaccine today: Stay safe and well this winter by getting a flu vaccination.
    • Those eligible for a flu vaccination, such as over 50s or those with a medical condition such as diabetes, can get a free flu jab at their local pharmacy or GP
    • Contact your GP to book a flu vaccination or use the NHS pharmacy search to find an appointment at a local chemist


  1. Long Covid Webinar: Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies are hosting a webinar on ‘Long Covid’. This webinar is aimed at individuals who have found it difficult to recover from symptoms of Covid-19. The webinar will take place on Thursday 4th November 11-12pm. The sessions aims to:
    • Help you reflect on your Covid experience
    • Consider the impact of Covid-19
    • Provide strategies to help with breathlessness, fatigue & sleep
    • Give information about pacing and setting SMART goals

To sign up, please fill in the registration form here.