Covid jabs now at Hillingdon Hospital

The Hillingdon Hospitals Trust has opened a new public Covid-19 vaccination hub, at Hillingdon Hospital, and there are plenty of appointments available – either book online     https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/or walk in.  The new centre will help roll out of the Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters that are vital to keeping everyone in our community safe. But we need your help. Please could you help share information about this service with your contacts and encourage your friends, neighbours, colleagues and family to come and have their vaccination at Hillingdon Hospital. 

More information is below and attached are posters / social media assets that you are welcome to use.

If you would like more information or additional materials, please contact the communications team at: thh-tr.communications@nhs.net

About the hub:    The hub is located on Pinewood Ward at Hillingdon Hospital, and can be accessed via a dedicated external entrance through the car park just off Royal Lane, so that visitors do not need to go through the main hospital building.   We are offering the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, and can provide first and second doses to anyone 16 or over, as well as boosters for adults over the age of 18.  The hub is open between 8.30am and 7.30pm, seven days a week. Walk-in appointments are available.  

Appointments can also be made through the National Booking system  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/. Pre-bookable booster appointments are currently being offered to anyone over the age of 30, and the system will be updated on Wednesday 15 December to allow those over the age of 18 to book for their booster.   

In the meantime, over 18s are welcome to access booster vaccines through walk-in appointments, provided it has been at least 3 months (91 days) since their second dose.   Please note that we still require anyone attending our sites to wear a clean surgical mask, maintain social distancing, and wash/sanitise hands regularly. This helps us to keep everyone safe.  

Current vaccine eligibility:   Anyone over the aged 16 or over can have a vaccine.  People aged 18 or over should have their second dose from 8 weeks after their first dose.  Most people aged 16 or 17 should have their second dose from 12 weeks after their first dose.  Anyone aged 18 or over can get a booster vaccine from 3 months (91 days) after their second dose.    

Vaccines are effective way for us to combat the virus – they save lives.  If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, there is a wealth of information available on the NHS Coronavirus Vaccination webpage and the Government’s website.