This week the rollout of the Covid vaccine in north east London has begun, with vaccinations being offered at ten Primary Care Network (PCN) sites with more to come. A vaccination hub at Queen's Hospital in Romford also goes live this week, see:

The vaccinations begin with those identified as top priority including elderly residents and care home staff. The rationale for priority groups can be found here:

As we head into 2021 it is expected that the NHS will increasingly deliver vaccines at much smaller scale, like in care homes, and at much larger scale too, through vaccination centres.

A range of information about the vaccine has been published including patient information leaflets, guidance and detailed information about the Pfizer vaccine and this has been brought together here:

The NHS will contact people when it is their turn to be vaccinated — there's no need to contact the NHS to request a vaccine. Vaccines will only be delivered to those identified as top priority at this stage.

Jon Cruddas MP said: "The local NHS needs our support. There is significant pressure on services at present, and with rising Covid cases across north east London I am urging constituents not to go to A&E unless it is absolutely necessary. Instead call 111 or speak to your GP for medical advice. We enter Tier 3 on Wednesday and I hope that residents will take time to familiarise themselves with the new guidance which is in place to keep us safe and to protect the NHS."