Covid-19 vaccination

Information for Health and Social Care Staff

This page provides detail on COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline health and social care workers in Newham, including those employed by Newham Council and workers in provider and partner organisations. For information on the broader vaccination programme for the general public, please see Who can get the Covid-19 vaccine page.

Read the full list of eligible staff groups (PDF)

I’m a frontline health and social care worker, how do I sign up?

If you are eligible for the vaccine, you can now book your vaccine online. There are several locations offering vaccines in Newham so you can chose somewhere convenient for you. For more information on how to book, please see the How to get your vaccine page. 

As part of the sign-up process, you may be required to provide your NHS number. This can be found using the Find your NHS number service on the NHS website.

If you need support to book your vaccine online, please contact the Newham Covid-19 Helpline on 020 7473 9711 or by emailing [email protected]

Why are key frontline health and social care workers being prioritised?

The main reason why health and social care staff are being vaccinated first is to protect the vulnerable people they come into contact with. More information about the national prioritisation process can be found on the gov.uk website.

The London Borough of Newham has assessed and defined which front line staff groups are eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination using national Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) criteria and guidance. We have taken into account the type of service delivered and the level of contact with those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Read the full list of eligible staff groups (PDF)

We recognise that there are a range of other front line workers in essential roles who are not yet eligible. We are working closely with the NHS to ensure we are ready to offer the vaccine to other groups in a fair and transparent way as the vaccine roll-out progresses.

I have some questions about the vaccine, where can I get my questions answered?

Come along to one of our Q&A sessions where we will share information about the vaccine and answer your questions. You can also sign up for a one-on-one conversation with a vaccine peer supporter. Please see the pages above for more information.