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COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone aged 12 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.

The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 7 days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart. The first LFD test should not be taken before the sixth day.

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.


Opening times

Vaccine type / how to book

Parsloes Surgery, Vaccination Hub, 2 Hobart Road entrance, Dagenham, RM9 5NH

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Walk in

Pfizer (first and second doses)
Vicarage Field Vaccination Centre, Ground Floor, Ripple Road, Barking IG11 8DQ

Friday and Saturday 9am to 6pm (last booking 5.30pm)

Sunday 11am to 5pm (last booking 4.30pm)


Pfizer and Astra Zeneca 

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
9:30am to 5:30pm (closed 1pm to 2pm)


11:30am to 3pm

Walk in


St Martin's Church (Kry-Ba Pharmacy),
21 Goresbrook Road,
Dagenham RM9 6XA

Tuesday, 8am to 5pm

Wednesday, 8am to 5pm

Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Sunday, 1pm to 7pm

Walk in

Pfizer / Moderna

Britannia pharmacy,
Unit 2, Leslie Hitchcock House,
21 Minter Road,
Barking,  IG11 0TH

Monday to Friday
9:30am to 5:30pm

Booked and walk in


King Georges Hospital, King George Hospital, Goodmayes, Ilford, IG3 8YB 

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 6.45 pm

Walk in

For information about walk-in clinics in Barking & Dagenham and neighbouring boroughs please visit the  North East London website.

Who is eligable for each dose?

First and second dose:

  • You can book a first and second dose of the vaccine if you or your child are aged 12 years old or over.

Third dose:

The Third dose for people with a severely weakened immune system is different to a booster dose.

  • You can book a third dose if you're 18 years old or over and eligible for the third dose for people with a severely weakened immune system.

Booster dose:

You can pre-book a booster dose of the vaccine if it's been 2 months (61 days) since your second dose and you're in one of these groups:

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19

Who can get a COVID-19 booster dose?

Everyone aged 16 and over who had a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago can get a booster dose.

Some children aged 12 to 15 are eligible for a booster dose if either:

  • they live with someone who has a weakened immune system (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • they have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

Conditions that mean they may be at high risk are:

  • 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)

How to get a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

There are 3 types of booster for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine:

  • a 1st booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, who have had a 2nd dose of the vaccine at least 3 months ago
  • a booster dose (4th dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses and who had a 3rd dose of the vaccine at least 3 months ago
  • a spring booster of the COVID-19 vaccine is available to people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system

If you have not had a booster dose yet, you're still eligible and can book anytime.

Learn more on the NHS website

Covid vaccination programme for 12 to 15-year-olds 

Young people between 12-15 years of age should receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Parents or guardians of children aged 12-15 attending school will receive letters from Vaccination UK (the organisation who provide vaccinations in schools across north east London) with information about the vaccine, when the vaccination will be available and asking for parental consent. This includes for second doses.

Everyone aged 12 and over can also now book your vaccine using the national booking system, calling 119, or where possible, book directly with, or walk into, a local vaccination centre - Full details of where and how you can do this are here. Second doses will be given 12 weeks after the first dose.

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.

Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination?

Talk confidentially to a clinical expert

If you have worries or questions about the vaccine, sometimes talking to an expert can help provide you with the information to help you make the best health choice for you.

Choose to have your appointment over the phone or face to face at a local vaccination site.

Face to face appointments or walk-ins are available at:

  • Parsloes LVS – Wednesday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm
  • Raphael House LVS – Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm
  • Fullwell Cross LVS – Monday and Friday 4pm to 6pm
  • Sir James Hawkey Hall – Saturday 8am to 1pm
  • Redbridge Town Hall – Saturday 11am to 4pm

To book an appointment call:

Barking and Dagenham 020 8592 2280

Havering 07480 067213

Redbridge 020 4506 8840 or email info@healthbridgedirect.co.uk

For more information about vaccine visit the North East London Health & Care Partnership website.