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COVID-19 vaccines

Information on coronavirus

Vaccine eligibility and walk-in sites

As information on walk-in sites and the vaccine changes rapidly, check the NHS BLMK CCG website regularly as they provide us with the latest information on:

  • those eligible for boosters
  • finding the nearest walk-in site to your home, including pharmacies
  • booking vaccine appointments

Can’t get to the vaccination sites? Then try our FREE Vaxi Cab service. Details on how to book and the numbers to call are at the bottom of this page.

 

Reasons to still get the vaccine

Please find five reasons to still get the vaccine in different languages below.

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Have you booked your COVID-19 vaccination or plan to attend one of Luton's vaccination walk-up sites but find the cost of travel a barrier to attending?

We know that the cost of travel can be a barrier to getting vaccinated. In an effort to improve vaccination uptake among the residents of Luton it is now possible to book a FREE taxi to and/or from your vaccination appointment or walk-in site.

Below are a list of COVID-secure vehicles which can seat up to five people allowing you and your household to go safely to any of the vaccination sites in Luton.

How does it work?

Step 1: Book your vaccination appointment or decide which walk-in site you would like to attend.

Step 2: Contact any of the registered Hackney Cabs from the list below. Let them know that you would like to book a taxi to attend your vaccination appointment or walk-in site. Let them know where you are being picked up and dropped off (pick up or drop off location must be your selected vaccination site) and the time you would like to be picked up.

Step 3: You will not be asked to pay anything as long as you are going to and/or from the vaccination sites and from and/or to a residential home in Luton.

Step 4: Join the community in protecting yourself and others from Coronavirus by getting vaccinated!

Choose from the list of registered vaxi taxis below:

  • A to B Group, 01582 733333
  • Mr A Rauf, 07944105288

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against coronavirus.

The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that getting a booster is 89% effective in preventing hospitalisation from COVID-19 from 2 weeks after it is administered and is 65 to 75% effective against symptomatic infection from Omicron.

The COVID-19 vaccination will reduce the chance of you suffering from the disease. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine.

Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective – some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

For more information, please see

For information on current vaccine eligibility and to book your NHS COVID-19 vaccination please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines - NHS (www.nhs.uk).

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and offer the best protection from becoming seriously ill.

The vaccines have been shown to be effective and no safety concerns were seen in studies of more than 20,000 people.

Vaccines go through several stages of lab tests and clinical trials before they can be approved for use.

Regulators review the results of these trials to check whether a vaccine meets the required levels of safety and effectiveness before they can be rollout out.

The UK regulator confirms that people should continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca, following suspensions by some countries over suspected blood clots. The MHRA confirms that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 far outweigh the risks.

Read the government response regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine.

See independent monitoring data confirms safety of Covid-19 vaccines: British Society of Immunology resources - public engagement resources

You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you're aged 18 or over and you're:

  • you're pregnant or think you might be
  • breastfeeding
  • trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the near future

Read more: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination (NHS)

Videos

Fertility

There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccinations affect fertility or your ability to have children in the future

More guidance

We recently hosted a COVID-19 vaccine webinar in partnership with the NHS to answer any questions or doubts about the Covid-19 vaccine.

You can now watch a recording of the COVID-19 vaccine webinar.

One of the panellists Dr David Palmer, Professor of Immunology in Comparative Biomedical Sciences co-authored a vaccine fact sheet (which you can download) and has suggested some useful films about the vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccines will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine.

There's a lot of dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Please get your information from official sources. We’ve added a list of resources below and further information in the next pane.

Vaccine science

Occupational health

Others

Health and social care workers

Minority groups

Black and Black British

Muslim

Christianity

Sikhism

Other languages

Easy-read resources

Local leaders and residents share their experience of having the vaccine:

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