Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (3rd June)

Key points

 

  1. Local update in Tower Hamlets:
    • 124,278 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose.
    • 55,259 residents ​have had their second dose administered.

 

  1. Walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinic – Friday 4th June: Tower Hamlets Council has organised a walk-in vaccine clinic tomorrow Friday 4th June. You can attend the clinic if you are:
    • 40 and over and are yet to receive your first vaccine dose
    • Due your second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine (8-12 weeks after the first)

The walk-in clinics are open at:

    • The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, E3 4QY. Walk-in between 1pm and 7pm.
    • Cable Street Surgery, 445 Cable Street, London E1W 3DP. Walk in between 10am and 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 4pm.

Call the vaccine helpline if you need support on 020 7364 3030 or visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/vaccine

 

  1.  Over 30s can now book a vaccine: The national booking service is now offering vaccinations to people over the age of 30 at the Mass Vaccination centres like Westfield. You can now get the Covid-19 vaccine if:
    • you’re aged 30 or over.
    • you’ll turn 30 before 1 July 2021.

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service

 

  1. Household vaccine appointments: Anyone eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine and booking locally in Tower Hamlets, can bring members of their household to get vaccinated at the same time. Please call the vaccine helpline to book your household appointments on 020 7364 3030. It is really important to book because more vaccines are needed for a household appointment.

 

  1. New names for variants: The World Health Organisation has renamed the Covid-19 Variants of Concern – they have been renamed so that they are easier to pronounce (especially for non-scientists!) and so they do not stigmatise people from the country where the variant was first found. The table below shows the new names of the variants.

 

New name​       

Pango name​*       

Old name

Alpha

B.1.1.7

UK/Kent variant

Beta

B.1.351

South Africa Variant

Gamma

P.1

Brazil Variant

Delta

B.1.617.2

India Variant

 

*Pango is the scientific system used to track the variants of the virus across the world.