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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Camden's vaccine bus in action - there are three main ways to get vaccinated.

All 16 and 17 year olds and eligible 12 to 15 year olds can get vaccinated. 

It is a good idea to get vaccinated as soon as possible – particularly if you have an underlying health condition that puts you at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

There are three ways you can get vaccinated:

  1. Turn up at a local COVID-19 vaccine walk-in centre (find your nearest here) or Camden’s COVID-19 vaccine bus (find out when it’s near you at camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine)
  2. Wait to hear from your GP
  3. If you’re going to be 18 in the next three months, book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine

Children aged 12 to 15 who have, or live with those who have, specific underlying health conditions that puts them at higher risk of getting seriously ill from the virus are now eligible for the vaccine.

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine or speak to your GP. To learn more about the vaccine before choosing whether to have it, visit nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine or camden.gov.uk/covid19vaccine

Podcast for young people on the fence about getting the vaccine:

A group of young Camden residents who are undecided about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 recently came together with local GP Dr Frances Baawuah to have two open conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine.

They got all their questions answered on a range of topics, including: vaccine ingredients, how and why it was developed so quickly, the risks and benefits of getting vaccinated, side effects, fertility and where to go to get trusted information. 

•    You can watch the first conversation here 
•    Watch the second conversation here