NHS South East London will mark World Polio Day 2022 on 24th October by launching a series of pop-up polio vaccination clinics across south east London.
The clinics, running throughout the October half term in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark are open to any child aged *1-9 years old living in south east London.
Senior health experts and specialist children’s doctors from south east London have called for all parents in the region to book their children in for a polio vaccination or booster jab after the discovery earlier this year of polio in London sewers. For some children this may be an extra dose on top of their routine vaccinations. In other children it may bring them up to date with their routine vaccinations.
Dr Toby Garrood, Joint Medical Director at South East London Integrated Care System and a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust said:
“We understand that polio is a concern for parents in London right now, and we also know that parents and carers want to ensure they are making the best, most informed decisions about their children’s health and wellbeing.
“Our south east London World Polio Day pop up vaccination clinics are open to all children aged 1 – 9 years old* and I urge all parents and carers in the area to book their child’s polio vaccination today”.
*Bexley pop-up clinics are for children aged 5 – 9 years old.
Find an appointment for polio vaccinations at the World Polio Day pop up clinics (below video).
When: Monday 24 October
Where: St. Laurence Church Hall, 37 Bromley Rd, London SE6 2TS
Time: 09.00 – 16.45
How to book: https://my.drdoctor.co.uk/clinic/Polio-Lewisham
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When: Dates and locations below
Where: Erith Hospital, Park Crescent, Erith DA8 3EE and Northumberland Heath Medical Centre, Hind Crescent, Erith, Kent, DA8 3DB
Who for: children aged 5-9
How to book: Please contact your GP to book an appointment or call the Polio Vaccination Booking Line: 020 8106 0342
There will also be some walk-in appointments available. However this isn’t guaranteed and we strongly recommend you book in advance through your GP
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Sorry – all our Bromley half term polio pop-up clinic places are now fully booked. Please book at another location or Click here for more Bromley polio clinics
When: Thursday 27 October
Where: Car Park, Morrisons Thamesmead, 2 Twin Tumps Way, Thamesmead, SE28 8RD
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
How to book: https://my.drdoctor.co.uk/clinic/Polio-Greenwich
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When: Friday 28 October
Where: Mobile Unit in Car Park, Peckham Square (Peckham Library), 89 Peckham High St, London SE15 5RS
Time: 10am – 5pm
How to book: https://my.drdoctor.co.uk/clinic/Polio-Southwark
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When: Saturday 29 October
When: Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Rd, London, SW16 1PN
Time: 11am – 4.45pm
How to book: https://my.drdoctor.co.uk/clinic/Polio-Lambeth
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Find more information on our Polio vaccination check out the Frequently Asked Questions.