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.

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

City and Hackney

Homerton University Hospital, E9 6SR

Children aged 5-9

Dates and times:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30 am to 6pm

Pre-Booked – email huh-tr.poliobookings@nhs.net to say you want to book at Homerton, including the child’s name, date of birth, NHS number and preferred date and time to book.

Walk in – or 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

Children aged 6-9 who are up-to-date with their NHS routine childhood vaccinations, is registered with a GP and has not had a vaccine within the last 12 months

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 12.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Pre-Booked – email huh-tr.poliobookings@nhs.net to say you want to book at St Leonard’s, including the child’s name, date of birth, NHS number and preferred date and time to book.

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

Map and directions for St. Leonard’s Hospital

De Beauvoir GP Practice, 30 Hertford Road, London, N1 5QT

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

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 18th September 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 25th September 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 1st October 10am – 4pm

Book an appointment at De Beauvoir GP Practice now

Map and directions to De Beauvoir GP Practice

Newham

The Vicarage Lane Surgery, 10 Vicarage Lane, Stratford E15 4ES

Children aged 6-9 who are up-to-date with their NHS routine childhood vaccinations, is registered with a GP and has not had a vaccine within the last 12 months

Dates and times:

  • Monday 26th September 3.30pm – 6pm

Book an appointment at The Vicarage Lane Surgery now

Map and directions for The Vicarage Lane Surgery

Havering

Liberty Shopping Centre

Children aged 6-9 who are up-to-date with their NHS routine childhood vaccinations, is registered with a GP and has not had a vaccine within the last 12 months

Dates and times:

  • Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm

Book an appointment at Liberty Shopping Centre now

Map and direction for Liberty Shopping Centre

Barking and Dagenham

Barking Library, 2 Town Square Barking Learning Centre, Barking IG11 7NB

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

Date and time:

  • Sunday 18th September 10am-3.30pm

Book an appointment at Barking Library now

Map and direction for Barking Library

Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Ln, Dagenham RM10 9QS

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

Date and time:

  • Saturday 24th September 10am-3.30pm

Book an appointment at Dagenham Library now

Map and direction for Dagenham Library

Waltham Forest

Priory Court Community Centre, Walthamstow, E17 5NB

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

Date and time:

  • Tuesday 13th September – 3.30pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday 27th September – 3:30pm-7pm

Book an appointment at Priory Court Community Centre now

Map and direction for Priory Court Community Centre

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

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

Date and time:

  • Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm

Book an appointment now.

Map and directions to Leyton Orient Pharmacy

Tower Hamlets

St Andrews Health Centre – 2 Hannaford Walk, London E3 3FF

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

  • Saturday 17th September – 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 24th September – 9am – 5pm

Book an appointment at St Andrews Health Centre now

Map and direction for St Andrews Health Centre

Lincoln Pharmacy, 124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

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

Date and time:

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

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

Book an appointment now.

Map and direction for Lincoln Pharmacy

Redbridge

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

Children aged 6-9 who are up-to-date with their NHS routine childhood vaccinations, is registered with a GP and has not had a vaccine within the last 12 months

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

Cranbrook Childrens Centre,The Drive, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3JB

Children aged 6-9 who are up-to-date with their NHS routine childhood vaccinations, is registered with a GP and has not had a vaccine within the last 12 months

Dates and times:

  • Saturday 17 September, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 2 October, 10am-4pm

Book an appointment at Cranbrook Children’s Centre now

Fullwell Cross Library (Aldborough room), 40 High St, Ilford IG6 2EA

Children aged 6-9 who are up-to-date with their NHS routine childhood vaccinations, is registered with a GP and has not had a vaccine within the last 12 months

Dates and times:

  • Saturday 24 September, 10am-2.30pm

Book an appointment at Fullwell Cross Library now

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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