COVID-19 vaccination in Newham

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is now underway in Newham at the ExCel centre. Other vaccination centres and hubs are also open.
  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over 
  4. All those 70 years of age and over Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. All those 65 years of age and over 
  6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. All those 60 years of age and over 
  8. All those 55 years of age and over 
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

The NHS is currently vaccinating people in priority groups 1 and 2 only. 

The NHS will invite people directly to have a vaccine via a letter, which will provide information on how to book an appointment through a national booking system. 

Important: The vaccine doesn’t protect you if you haven’t had it.

Vaccination information in BSL:



How can you help?

As your local NHS works hard to deliver the vaccination programme, please remember that you have an important part to play:

  • please don’t contact your GP or hospital to seek a vaccine. The NHS will contact you;
  • When the NHS does contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
  • and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.



  • Parking at the ExCel centre is free for those attending the vaccination centre. 
  • If you require a BSL interpreter you can use the Interpreter Now app. Upon arrival ask a member of staff to support you with this. More information here:

Video explanation of the COVID-19 vaccine for adults with learning disabilities:


Want to find out more?

If you have concerns or questions about the vaccination, come along to one of the Newham council's Q&A sessions with Newham NHS, the council’s Public Health team and academics from the medical industry.

Event: Covid-19 vaccine information sessions

When: Every other Wednesday, 7-8 pm on Zoom

Next Q&A: Wednesday 20 January

Email to receive a registration link 


Have a conversation with a Vaccine Peer Supporter

Vaccine Peer Supporters are volunteers from the Newham champions programme who will listen to your questions, concerns and worries. They can also answer basic questions about the vaccine and find out more information if useful.

Vaccine Peer Supporters have all received training and can support others in their community.


More information and other formats:

Healthwatch COVID19 vaccination Q&A

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