Polio booster vaccination

Children aged 1 to 9 living in London are being offered a dose of polio vaccine.

For some children, this is an extra dose, or other children it may bring them up to date with their routine vaccination.

There are signs that the virus is spreading in London and the number of children vaccinated in London is lower than it should be.

Boosting immunity in children should help protect them and reduce the risk of the virus continuing to spread.

Learn more about how Polio spreads and its symptoms.

Get your child vaccinated now

The NHS will contact parents of eligible children across North East London.

All parents with children aged 1 to 9 are being offered an appointment by their GP practice.

Additionally, there are a number of community vaccination centres, which parents can either book or walk in to with their child.

Children who had 3 primary doses plus Pre-School Booster (PSB) in the last 12 months do not need an additional dose.

You can attend any vaccination centre in any area.

The website will be kept up to date as new information becomes available.

City and Hackney

Homerton University Hospital, E9 6SR

All eligible 5-9 year olds.

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Dates and times:

  • Monday and Wednesday 2pm – 6pm

Book an appointment at Homerton University Hospital

Walk in – you can attend as a walk-in, just turn up on the day.

Map and directions for Homerton University Hospital

St. Leonard’s Hospital, Nuttall Street, N1 5LZ

All eligible 5-9 year olds.

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 12.30pm to 5.40pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm (after November 27 the Sunday clinic will no longer be operating)

Book an appointment at St. Leonard’s Hospital

Walk in – you can attend as a walk-in, just turn up on the day.

Map and directions for St. Leonard’s Hospital

Havering

Liberty Shopping Centre, 11 Western Rd, Romford RM1 3RL

Children aged 6-9 who are up to date with their Polio vaccinations and had their pre-school booster at least 12 months ago.

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Dates and times:

  • Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm

Book an appointment at Liberty Shopping Centre now

Map and direction for Liberty Shopping Centre

Waltham Forest

Leyton Orient Pharmacy, 2nd Floor, Breyer Group Stadium, Oliver Road, London, E10 5LG

All eligible 5-9 year olds.

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Date and time:

  • Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm

Book an appointment now.

Map and directions for Leyton Orient Pharmacy

Tower Hamlets

Lincoln Pharmacy, 124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

All eligible 1-9 year olds.

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Date and time:

  • Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 4pm

Book an appointment now.

Map and direction for Lincoln Pharmacy

East London Vaccination Centre,  Beaumont House, Ground Floor, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG

Children aged 3 years and 4 months – 9 years old. Please note, they must have had their initial 3 primary polio doses (usually given at 2 months, 3 months and 4 months old).

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Dates and times:

Monday 28 November – Saturday 3 December 11.30am – 6.30pm

From week starting 5 December until 23 Dec: Thursday – Saturday 11.30am – 6.30pm

Book an appointment at East London Vaccination centre now

Map and direction for East London vaccination centre

Redbridge

King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8YB

Children aged 5-9 who are up to date with their Polio vaccinations and had their pre-school booster at least 12 months ago.

Please ensure to bring your red book.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4pm-8pm
  • Sunday 8.30am-1pm

Book an appointment at King George Hospital now

Walk in – or you can attend as a walk-in, just turn up on the day.

Map and direction for King George Hospital

More information

From birth to 14 years of age, your child needs five jabs to be fully vaccinated against polio. We are now offering most children aged 1 to 9 years old in London an extra polio dose to boost each child’s protection.

No. You can have a covid and polio vaccine on the same day. But bring information on your vaccination status to the appointment.

No.

No but please take a list of all regular medicines to the appointment.

The formulation of these vaccines is free from animal products including from:

– bovine animals (such as cows, sheep or goat)

– porcine animals (such as pigs)

– simian animals (such as monkeys, sometimes called vero cells)

Please do speak to your GP directly for more information or if you have any concerns

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