Everyone aged 16 and over can now get their Covid-19 vaccination by:
- booking on the NHS website
- booking by calling 119
- contacting your local pharmacy
- going to one of the local vaccination centres listed below
If you are 16 or 17, you do not need to come with a parent or guardian to have your vaccine, but please bring proof of age.
Walk-in vaccination centres (no appointment needed)
For walk-in centres you don’t need to be registered with a GP or show proof of address, immigration status, or an NHS number. All you need to bring is your proof of age, i.e. a driving licence or passport.
Vaccine type / how to book
Oxlow Pharmacy, 217 Oxlow Lane RM10 7YA
|Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm|
Book and walk in
Astra Zeneca / Pfizer
Sandbern Pharmacy, 703-705 Green Lane, RM8 1UU
Monday to Saturday
Sunday11:30am to 3pm
St Martin's Church (Kry-Ba Pharmacy),
Tuesday, 8am to 5pm
Wednesday, 8am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 6pmSunday, 1pm to 7pm
Pfizer / Moderna
|Monday to Friday|
9:30am to 5:30pm
Booked and walk inPfizer
Monday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thursdays, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Walk inPfizer (first and second doses) / Astra Zeneca (second doses)
For information about walk-in clinics in Barking & Dagenham and neighbouring boroughs please visit the North East London website.
Big Vaccine Weekend 26-28 November
This weekend, there will be a number of walk-in clinics taking place across the borough where anyone can pop in without an appointment to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
Covid-19 cases numbers are increasing in the borough, so we’re encouraging everyone who needs to have their vaccine to go and get their jab, as it’s the best way to protect yourself from getting seriously ill from the virus.
You can also pop-along to one of the above permanent walk-in clinics.
Date and time
Sue Bramley Centre (Library), Bastable Ave, Barking IG11 0LH
|Friday 26 November, 11am to 4pm|
Vicarage Field Vaccination Centre, Ground Floor, Ripple Road, Barking IG11 8DQ
Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November, 9am-6pm
Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham RM10 9QS
Sunday 28 November, 11am to 4pm
*16-17 years old 1st and 2nd dose available (2nd dose must be 12 weeks after 1st dose), 18+ years old 1st and 2nd dose available (2nd dose must be 8 weeks after 1st dose), Booster jabs for 40+ available (must be 6 months after 2nd dose).
COVID-19 booster vaccine
The NHS are currently offering a booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine to all those eligible.
You can get a booster dose from a walk-in site if:
- it's been 5 months (152 days) since your 2nd dose and
- you're aged 50 or over
- aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
If you have a condition that means you're at higher risk from COVID-19, you’ll be sent a letter reminding you to have your booster dose at least 5 months (152 days) after your 2nd dose.
You can take this letter, or a letter from your GP or consultant about your health condition, to any walk-in vaccination site from 6 months (182 days) after the day you have your 2nd dose.
If you do not receive a letter but you think you’re eligible, please contact your GP surgery.
A covid-19 booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from covid-19.
The booster will help to reduce the risk of you needing admission to hospital due to covid-19 infection this winter.
If offered the booster dose, you will be given either the Pfzer or Moderna vaccine. You will be offered the right vaccine for you which may be the same or different from the vaccines that you had before.
The booster is being offered at least six months after your last dose. Like your previous doses, the vaccine will be given in your upper arm.
To find out more information or to see if you’re eligible for the booster dose, please see the NHS website.
Covid vaccination programme for 12 to 15-year-olds
Young people aged 12-15 are now eligible to receive a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is the vaccine approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for children and young people within that age range.
If you’re a parent or guardian of a child aged 12 to 15, you’ll receive a letter or email from Vaccination UK soon, if you haven’t already, which includes information about the vaccine and when your child can have it. You’ll also be asked for parental consent.
Children who do not go to school, for example if they are home-schooled, will also be offered a vaccine. You will be contacted about when and where your child can get one.
If you’re a parent or child and you’d like more information about the vaccine, please visit the North East London Health and Care Partnership website, which has lots of resources.
The NHS is also continuing to visit schools to give out the flu vaccinations to young people as usual.
Winter flu vaccine
As winter approaches, it is really important for eligible people of all ages to get their flu vaccination, Covid-19 booster or initial Covid-19 vaccination. If you are invited for a vaccine, we encourage you to take up the offer to protect yourself and those around you.
As you may know, everyone aged 50 and over is eligible for free flu vaccine and a Covid-19 booster vaccination, as well as other vulnerable adults.
You can find more information on the NHS website about who is eligible for a free flu vaccine and information on the vaccine itself. You will be able to get vaccinated at your GP surgery, at a hospital appointment, at a pharmacy offering the service, or from your midwife if you are pregnant.
The NHS is also visiting schools to give flu vaccinations to young people as usual as well as this year, giving Covid-19 vaccinations to young people aged 12-15.
Anyone aged 16 and over can easily find their nearest, high street, walk in vaccination centre for their first or second jab through the ‘Grab a Jab’ NHS online walk-in finder. There is no need to pre-book and no need to bring a parent or guardian if you are 16 or 17; you can simply walk in and have your jab.
Questions and concerns about the vaccine
We understand that some people may have concerns or questions about having the vaccine.
On the NHS website you can find out more about the vaccine and find lots of answers on the NHS frequently asked questions page.
Please do not share misinformation about the vaccines. Always check the source of the information before you share it as there are lots of myths circulating, especially on social media.