West Library, where a new walk-in centre for Covid-19 vaccinations opens this month

Grab a jab this summer and protect yourself against serious illness and long Covid

With a national surge in Covid cases, Islington’s health bosses are reminding residents that it’s not too late to grab a jab and significantly reduce risks of serious illness, hospitalisation and long Covid.

Summer walk-in vaccination and advice clinics are being made available across the borough - including a new walk-in centre at West Library in July - and pop-up events at The Cally Festival and Soul in the City Festival.

Find out more about Covid-19 and where to grab a jab in Islington at www.islington.gov.uk/covid-vaccinations, and book appointments through the NHS.

Residents attending a walk-in site or event do not have to give their NHS number or their immigration status to get a Covid vaccine.  More than 6,500 Islington residents have had their first Covid-19 vaccine this year.

Jonathan O’Sullivan, Acting Director of Public Health for Islington Council said: “Studies have shown that those people who are fully vaccinated are much less likely to experience serious illness or hospitalisation from Covid-19 than those who are unvaccinated, and up to 50% less likely to suffer long Covid symptoms if vaccinated.  

“It’s not too late to get your Covid vaccinations and I would urge anyone with concerns or questions to visit a vaccination clinic to get the correct information direct from a health professional, and if they feel ready, to grab a jab whilst they’re there.” 

Cllr Nurullah Turan, Executive Member for Health and Social Care, said: “We continue to work with our health, voluntary and community partners to provide a range of walk-in opportunities during the summer, so residents can get vaccinations at a place and time that is convenient for them.

“The latest addition is our Covid vaccination and advice clinic at West Library throughout July. Residents who are 12 years old and above will be able to get any dose of vaccine at the clinic, which will also have an overseas desk for those residents wishing to register their overseas vaccines on the NHS website.

“Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to help keep our communities safe, protecting ourselves and people most at risk from a virus that has not gone away, and is still causing serious illness and death.”  

The West Library Covid vaccination clinic will open from 5th July to the 30th July, on the following days: 

Tuesday, 9.30am-5pm 

Thursday, 9.30am-5pm 

Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm 

Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm 

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Islington Council media team – media@islington.gov.uk or 020 7527 2307.  Out of hours: 07769 163303

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