More SE Londoners over the age of 70 to get their first COVID vaccination

On the 3 February, NHS England announced Londoners over the age of 70 no longer need an invitation to book their covid vaccine. The change has been made to ensure anyone over the age of 70 can get their first COVID vaccination as soon as possible.
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Any London resident over the age of 70 who has not yet had their first COVID vaccination can now book online - - or call 119, or you can contact your GP practice directly. An invitation letter is no longer required.

  • Having a vaccine is the best way to protect you from coronavirus and will save thousands of lives.
  • If you are over 70 and haven’t yet been invited for your first COVID vaccine, you can now book by visiting or by calling 119 or contact your GP practice directly.  You no longer need a letter.
  • The national service allows you to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy but not at a GP practice. 
  • If going to a GP practice is your preference, please contact your GP directly who can refer you to a local primary care vaccination site.
  • The NHS are continuing to follow the official advice and vaccinating those most at risk first.
  • There are now more than 200 sites across London providing the lifesaving vaccination, and more are going live all the time. 

For more information regarding Covid vaccinations in South-East London, please visit: COVID-19 vaccine - South East London CCG (

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