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COVID-19 vaccinations in Enfield

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the virus.

Enfield Council is working with its partners across North London and in the NHS to make it as easy as possible for you to get your vaccination.

You can still have your first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and some people will be eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine.

You can book your vaccine via the NHS National Booking Service, calling 119 or you can just walk into a vaccine centre in Enfield.

National Booking Service

If you are 16 or over, you can book the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination by visiting the NHS National Booking Service. You will be able to choose a time slot and location that suits you.

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You can also call 119 free of charge to book an appointment. Lines are open every day between 7am and 11pm.

You can find regular updates on the service by visiting NHS COVID-19 vaccinations.

Walk-in vaccination centres

Walk-in centres mean you don't have to have an appointment. You don't even need to be registered with a GP and there will be no immigration status checks. Our centres will not ask any information from you other than to confirm your name, date of birth and address, and they will go through some simple questions about your health.

There are several venues in Enfield offering walk-in appointments for first and second dose COVID-19 vaccinations, without needing to book in advance.

Vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds

12 to 15 year olds are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine slows the spread of the virus, reduces the risk of becoming ill with COVID-19 and prevents more disruption to education.

Parents and carers of young people in Enfield can get more information about the vaccine and book appointments for their 12 to 15 year olds via NHS North Central London CCG.

COVID-19 booster vaccine

Booster vaccines are available for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had their second dose of the vaccine at least 6 months ago.

This includes:

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

If you are eligible for the COVID-19 booster, you will be contacted by your GP six months after your second dose. If you are not contacted after six months and a week, you can book on the NHS National Booking Service.

See more information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine.

Every batch of COVID-19 vaccine undergoes stringent tests to ensure its safety before it can be used. You can find more details on how the vaccination is given, safety information and other frequently asked questions by visiting  North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group.

For information about what to expect at your vaccination appointment, visit NHS.UK. For advice about what to expect after the vaccine, visit GOV.UK.

In February 2021, a panel of experts and GPs provided advice and information about the vaccines, and answered questions from Enfield residents to help them make an informed choice about getting vaccinated.

To find out more, watch the communities webinar on COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines are our best defence against the virus, but you should continue to follow government guidance to protect yourself and your family, even if you have had the vaccine. Keep two metres apart from anyone outside your household or bubble, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds or more, and cover your face and nose when you are in public indoor spaces.

Enfield Council is working hard with its partners to make sure everyone has the information they need to have the confidence to take part in the biggest immunisation programme in history.

You can visit our response to coronavirus playlist on YouTube for information about COVID-19, vaccinations and the council's local response to the pandemic. There are several videos in languages spoken within the borough, including Bengali, Polish, Somali and Turkish. See an example of one of these short films below.

Enfield Council has also launched the 'V for Vaccinated' campaign. The campaign is to encourage all Enfield residents to get the coronavirus vaccine. If you're proud of getting the jab, please take a picture of yourself making the V sign, and share your photograph using the hashtag #vaccinated and #KeepEnfieldSafe, to encourage others to be vaccinated.

You can follow the council's social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

V for vaccinated campaign