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COVID-19 vaccinations are now being rolled out across North East London providing vaccines for the top four priority groups.

These top four groups are:

1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers,

2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers,

3. all those 75 years of age and over,

4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals.

The NHS is contacting people from these groups directly to invite them for their vaccine. Unless you are over 80 years old please wait to be invited and don’t contact your GP or any other NHS service to seek a vaccine. However, if you are over 80 and have not yet been invited for your first vaccine yet then please do now contact your GP.

Appointment slots at all vaccination sites are staggered to allow for social distancing. If you receive a vaccine invitation please help prevent queues by not turning up early for your jab.

COVID-19 vaccines contain no meat or meat products, and no alcohol.

Information on the vaccine is also now available in a variety of languages including Gujerati, Urdu and Punjabi to help explain the coronavirus vaccine and the importance of having it to protect yourself, and reduce the potential of spreading the virus in your community.

The NHS's East London Health and Care Partnership have a website page full of information on the cornavirus vaccine, including answers to many frequently asked questions.