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Vaccine webinar on 17 February 2021

Covid-19 vaccination: your questions answered

Join us next Wednesday 17 February at 7pm for a live virtual discussion and Q&A session on Covid-19 vaccination.

Mayor John Biggs and a panel of health experts will answer your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, and address any concerns.

Register now and submit your question to the panel in advance.

Register now >

Doctor at a local vaccine clinic

See inside a vaccination centre in Tower Hamlets

Covid-19 vaccines are now being administered across the country by the NHS to people most at risk. Watch this video to see the different steps you will experience when you attend your vaccination appointment.

Hear from local GP Dr Taiwo Akinseye from Whitechapel Health about why everyone should take the Covid-19 vaccine, including residents from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Watch the video >

Elderly man receiving Covid-19 vaccine

Over 70s should book their vaccine appointment

Anyone aged 70 or over, or clinically vulnerable can now book their vaccination appointment.

In Tower Hamlets residents can speak to their GP, or use the council’s vaccine helpline (020 7364 3030), where they will receive an appointment at a local vaccine clinic.

People can also book an appointment at one of the mass vaccination sites in London through the NHS website. All residents in other groups are being asked to wait until they are contacted directly.

The vaccines are safe and effective and have already been safely administered to over 24,000 residents in Tower Hamlets.

More on vaccines >

Keep safe during the cold snap

Tips on keeping safe and well during the cold snap

You may have noticed temperatures dropping in London over the past few days, and the snow and colder weather is set to continue. 

This means we've activated our severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP), which is part of a pan-London response to provide additional support to rough sleepers. If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, you can use the StreetLink app to help those in need get specialist support.

Keeping warm over the winter months can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems. We've put together advice and tips on everything you need to know – from heating your home to using appliances wisely or preventing loneliness. 

Keep well in winter >

Chinese New Year parade

Celebrate Chinese New Year this half-term

Heralding the Year of the Ox, online activities to celebrate Chinese New Year will run from Friday 12 February and throughout half-term week from 15- 21 February.

We’re delighted to be working with the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets, the Community of Refugees from Vietnam and the Museum of London Docklands to deliver this exciting programme of activities which also includes calligraphy and cookery.

Find an event >

Elderly woman receiving a vaccine

Vaccination support for older people

Age UK is offering transport support for older people who need help getting to their Covid-19 vaccine appointment. The team can collect you from your home in an Uber cab and take you to your vaccination site. They will wait while you have your vaccine and then take you back home.

This service is completely free to use for people who meet the criteria listed online. Anyone who would like to use this service can call 07754 751 079 or 020 8981 7124. Please make sure you have already booked your vaccine appointment.

Find out more >

Reminder: consultation on nitrous oxide closes on Monday

We want to hear from anyone who lives, works, visits or is interested in Tower Hamlets, about proposals to tackle the use of nitrous oxide linked to antisocial behaviour through a Public Spaces Protection Order. This consultation closes on Monday 15 February. 

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