Haringey coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
16 and 17-year-olds can now book their first COVID-19 vaccination appointment online.
Although young people in this age group were contacted by the NHS in August to make an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine, up until this week, they could not book their appointment using the national booking system.
Young people aged 16 and 17 can:
- now book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments online (external link)
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without booking (external link)
Anyone who cannot book appointments online, can call 119 free of charge and can speak to a translator if they need to. Further information can be found on the NHS website (external link).
Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information.
They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media.
If you are contacted about your NHS COVID Pass:
- Be alert to links and attachments in unexpected text messages or emails
- Do not respond to requests for money, passwords or financial details
- Challenge: Could it be fake?
- Use the official NHS COVID Pass website (see below)
The NHS COVID Pass is available to demonstrate your COVID-19 status either in a digital or paper format via the NHS App, the NHS website or by calling 119.
For information on how to get your free NHS COVID Pass, visit www.nhs.uk/nhscovidpass (external link).
What to do if you suspect you have been a victim of an NHS COVID Pass scam
If you receive a call and suspect it to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to email@example.com. If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726, which is free-of-charge.
If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by visiting actionfraud.police.uk (external link) or calling 0300 123 2040.
If you have any information relating to NHS COVID Pass or vaccine certificate fraud you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers online at covidfraudhotline.org (external link) or phone on 0800 587 5030.
More than a million people in England will receive an invitation to book their COVID-19 booster jab this week.
Texts will be sent out today (Monday 20 September), while letters will be posted to those who are eligible for a third coronavirus vaccine dose later in the week.
Around 1.5 million people will be contacted and encouraged to use the National Booking Service.
Those eligible for booster jabs include those aged 50 and over, people living and working in care homes for the elderly and frontline health and social care workers.
Booster shots will also be available to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and anyone aged 16 to 65 in an at-risk group for COVID.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said this week that people should receive their booster dose at least six months after they received their second COVID jab.
Scientists advising the government are advising that people get the Pfizer jab as a third dose, regardless of which jab they were initially administered.
People who receive an invitation can book their appointment through the NHS website (external link), and those who cannot go online can instead call 119.
More invitations will follow in the coming weeks. Please do not contact your GP about the booster programme unless you have received an email or letter from the NHS.
For more information, visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - www.nhs.uk (external link)
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