COVID-19 vaccine information
The COVID-19 vaccines and booster are safe and effective, giving you the best protection against the virus including its Omicron variant. It's also important to get your first and second COVID-19 vaccinations first. All are still available.
At our Trust we currently offer the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and booster.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccination or booster at the Hospital
We are currently running a walk-in service and appointment-led vaccination service at Woodcroft Wing vaccination hub (1st floor, Yellow Zone) within Croydon University Hospital.
Its opening hours are:
- Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm
You must bring photographic ID with you when you visit and a workplace ID if you are an NHS or health and care worker.
Booking will help you get seen quickly, through the national booking service here . Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
You should also continue to adhere to the suggested government guidelines and remember hands, face, space, fresh air – please visit the Gov.uk website for more information on the national guidelines.
Other clinics across Croydon
Other vaccination sites are also available across Croydon and the surrounding area, details of which are on the SW London Clinical Commissioning Group's website . You are recommended to pre-book to shorten your waiting times.
To get a vaccine you must be within the Government's eligibity criteria , which includes everyone over the age of 19+ and at-risk groups.
How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?
The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.
Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.
So far, millions of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.
To find out more about the vaccines approved in the UK, see:
- GOV.UK: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA
- GOV.UK: Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA
- GOV.UK: Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA
We want you to feel as safe and comfortable about receiving the vaccine as possible so why not pop down to your local vaccine clinic, where you will greeted by a welcoming staff member who will be able to answer any questions you have. Alternatively, you can click here to find out more information about the safety of the vaccine and who should get the COVID jab, to help you make an informed decision.