Hornsey Central Local COVID-19 Vaccination Centre FAQs

Now that we have a vaccine that has been confirmed as safe and effective by the MHRA, we can begin to roll it out to those groups who the independent JCVI* have decided need it most when the supplies are available to us. As part of this, we have opened a local vaccination centre at Hornsey Central Health Centre.
 
You can now book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you're aged 18 or over.

Or you can simply drop-in to the clinic between 9am and 6pm 7 days a week (except on Friday 13 August when we will be closed until 2.30pm)
 
We are currently offering AstraZeneca vaccine, however from 5 July 2021 we will be offering Pfizer vaccinations, so anyone under 40 can book their first or second dose vaccination (if your first was Pfizer) from that date. If you had your first dose of AstraZeneca with us you can book your second dose at an alternative site if we have not already contacted to confirm your booking at another site.
 
 

How to book 

Online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination 
Call 119 free of charge
Or drop in (without an appointment) between 9.00am - 6.00pm 7 days a week.
 
When you attend for your appointment, please bring your booking reference number  (if applicable) with you and a face covering and wear this at all times unless you cannot wear one for a health or disability reason.

Please help us to see you more quickly by having the following information ready:
 
 

How to get here

The postcode for Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre is: N8 8JD.
To help you to plan your journey to our centre, our colleagues at Transport for London have created a dedicated site with full travel information.
 
 
Please be aware that in order to allow for social distancing inside the centre, the queue is outside. Please bring an umbrella if it is raining and water if it is hot. If you are unable to stand in the queue for any reason - please let our staff know when you arrive.
 
Rest assured that the NHS in Haringey is working closely with The London Borough of Haringey to minimise any possible disruption to those who live and work near the centre. For example, we have already identified additional car parking facilities to ensure that vehicles do not need to park on local roads to minimise congestion on local roads. We are also working together to do our best to avoid any highway maintenance taking place during the period wherever possible in order to prevent creating any additional congestion. 
 
 
*JCVI stands for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. It is the independent committee of experts which advises UK health departments on immunisation.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the opening hours?
We will aim to provide vaccintaions between 8am and 7pm,  7 days a week. The operating hours may be reduced but we do not anticipate the centre being open beyond those hours. 
 
How do I contact the vaccine centre?
You will not be able to book or change a vaccination appointment by ringing the vaccination centre directly. If you want to change or cancel your appointment either visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 free of charge.
 
How will you keep people safe? Is it a good idea to bring many people to one place to get the vaccine?
We have carried out internal works to ensure that the centre can operate in a fully COVID-secure way. When attending you will not be allowed in the centre if you are displaying any covid-19 symptoms. When you enter the building we advise you attend alone where possible and you will be reminded to sanitise their hands frequently, wear a facemask (unless exempt) and maintain a 2 metre social distance.

How will the vaccine centre impact on the normal services running from Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre, can I still visit my GP practice?
The vaccination centre is in a self-contained area of the centre with its own dedicated entrance. Other services at the centre will be unaffected and your GP practice will continue to operate as normal (subject to current COVID related services changes already in place to keep everyone safe). Your NHS is open and you should not delay seeking advice or treatment if you need it.
 
How many people will be visiting the centre each day?
The NHS is working extremely hard to be able to begin providing the vaccine as quickly and safely as possible. However this is a huge logistical challenge and the number of people we can invite for vaccination will depend on the level of vaccine stocks we receive. At a maximum, the centre has been designed to deliver just over 520 vaccinations per day.
 
How will you manage the increased traffic on local roads?
We are very aware of the importance of being a considerate and responsible neighbour. The centre is well connected via public transport and we would anticipate that many people will choose public transport to get to their appointment. However we are working with the London Borough of Haringey to keep traffic moving including working to avoid any highway works whilst the centre is open where possible. The centre already has a car park which will be free for those visiting for a vaccination to use. 
 
Does that mean I can visit the centre to get my vaccine?
When it is the right time people will receive a letter or text message either from their GP or the national booking system inviting them to make an appointment. We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we would ask people not to come to the centre without an appointment or contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get their letter or text. Please note that the vaccine is provided free of charge and the NHS will never contact you by phone, text, email or post requesting any payment or credit or debit card information related to your COVID-19 vaccination. 
 
Will there be lots of extra security around the centre to protect the vaccine?
We have put plans in place to ensure the stocks of vaccine are protected and are working closely with The Metropolitan Police. However, these measures will not impact on local residents or businesses.
 
Working on it!