A pop-up COVID vaccination centre returns to the Square Mile today – offering workers and residents the chance to get their jab.
The mobile unit will be stationed outside Liverpool Street Station on Wednesday February 2 from 10am until 6.30pm.
As the Omicron variant continues to spread, people are being urged to get the booster jab to ensure they receive maximum protection against the virus.
People can also turn up at the pop-up centre to get their first or second jab if they haven’t already received it. No appointment is needed and you do not need to be registered with a GP.
The centre will be open to everyone, but it has a particular focus on the Square Mile’s cleaners, security and construction workers who continue to have to attend in person due to the nature of their work, but generally have lower vaccination rates.
Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said: “This pop-up unit will provide a simple, convenient way for City workers and those living in the Square Mile, to get the jab.
“Ensuring you’re fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and the wider community from getting seriously ill with the virus and to reduce pressure on our NHS this winter.
“Any dose of the vaccine provides protection against Covid so I’d urge people who haven’t already had their first or second jab to take advantage of this opportunity to receive it – it’s not too late.”
The booster jab is available at the pop-up site to over-18s while the first and second doses of the vaccine are available to over-16s.
Meanwhile, people can also get their first, second and booster jabs at the Square Mile’s dedicated vaccination centre at Boots pharmacy at 120 Fleet Street or just over the border in Tower Hamlets at Sai Pharmacy,19 Stable Walk, Goodman’s Fields, London, E1 8EJ. Boots at Liverpool Street Station is also holding a one-day vaccination clinic on February 3. It will be open between 9am and 6pm.
People can help prevent the spread of COVID by meeting outside where possible, opening doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside, limiting the number of people they meet and avoiding crowded spaces.
While the guidance has recently changed, it is still advisable to wear a face covering in shops and on public transport, and keep washing your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.