Find out about COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters in Southwark, if you're eligible, common questions, translated and easy-read information, and BSL videos.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective.
Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination
Find out if you're eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.
How to get a vaccine if you're eligible
To get vaccinated you can:
- book using the NHS national booking service (for ages five and above)
- use a walk-in clinic in Southwark (some accept children five and over, all accept 18+)
Get the recommended number of doses for the best protection
One dose of the vaccine should give you good protection from COVID-19 from three or four weeks after you've had it. The advice for most adults is they should get two doses, plus boosters if eligible. Children of age five and above are recommended to get two or more doses.
If you've had COVID-19 recently, this will affect when you can have a vaccination.
Keep yourself, friends and family safe by getting the vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Some children and adults are eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccines.
The protection you get from a COVID-19 vaccine decreases over time. So, if you’re 50 or over, in an at-risk group or pregnant you can improve your immunity with a booster dose.
Commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
Get answers from the NHS about common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine including:
- breastfeeding, fertility and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination
- vaccinations for children
- possible COVID-19 vaccine side effects
Read NHS information on vaccine safety for five to 15 year olds including rare side effects.
Vaccination information in different languages and easy read
Get easy read COVID-19 information from the government in different languages.
British Sign Language (BSL) videos about vaccines
The government has videos on the COVID-19 vaccine in BSL.
Page last updated: 21 February 2023