COVID-19 numbers are rising very quickly in Southwark. Get your first, second or booster jab to give you protection against COVID-19.
If you’re aged 18+ and it’s three months since your second COVID-19 vaccine dose you can get your booster jab. We are working hard with colleagues in the NHS to make it easier to get your booster vaccine.
It is one year since the first people got their vaccine. In the UK over 51 million people have had their first dose and over 46 million have had two doses. The vaccines have been proven to be safe and the best defence against COVID-19.
There are lots of ways to get a lateral flow test in Southwark (if you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms), including:
If available, you can also order tests to be delivered to your home.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new cough or a change to sense of taste or smell) you should self-isolate and book a PCR COVID-19 test.
You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site.
If you’re double vaccinated and you’ve come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 the rules have changed. You can now take daily lateral flow tests (see above) for seven days, instead of self-isolating. If you’re not double vaccinated you will need to self isolate.
All children aged between 12 and 17 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Most children aged 12 to 15 will we be offered one in school, but if you have missed that opportunity you can go to a walk-in clinic or book online.
12 to 15-year-olds will be able to book a second jab from 20 December.
Second dose COVID-19 vaccinations for 16 and 17-year-olds
If you’re 16 or 17-years-old you can book a second dose, for 12 weeks after your 1st dose. If you’re at higher risk from COVID-19, you can get a 2nd dose at a walk-in vaccination site from eight weeks after your 1st dose.
If you’ve had a positive COVID-19 test, or you’re a contact of a positive case, local or national contact tracers should be in touch. However, if you’ve had a positive test please help by telling any recent close contacts as soon as possible. You should also complete contact tracing information on the national test and trace system as soon as possible.
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