Our Covid-19 vaccination hubs and test centre
Our Trust currently has two vaccination hubs, one at both King George and Queen’s hospitals. So far we’ve vaccinated over 20,000 people; read more about the remarkable feats to open the hubs in such a short space of time.
In line with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidelines, we’re only vaccinating the following:
- Trust staff
- Trust partners such as PELC, Sodexo and Mitie staff who work in our hospitals
- Care home and home care staff
- London Ambulance staff
- Other frontline healthcare workers
Please be aware we are unable to vaccinate anyone who falls outside of these groups.
However if you fall into any of the current vaccination priority groups , there are options available at your GP or in the community to have your jab. Find out more on the East London Health & Care Partnership website , where you can also read more about the Covid-19 vaccination programme currently underway in north east London.
If you had your first jab in the community, please contact your GP (or the relevant provider) if you are having any issues regarding your second dose.
Accessing our hubs
Both vaccination hubs have a one way system with external entrances and exits. You do not need to enter either of our hospitals when attending your appointment.
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King George Hospital vaccination hub
King George Hospital, Goodmayes, Ilford, IG3 8YB
Queen's Hospital vaccination hub
Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford RM7 0AG
Important information when you come for your appointment
To ensure we can keep to social distancing guidance, please do not turn up any earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment.
You will be greeted by a member of the team when you arrive, who will check your details and tell you what to do and where to go next. If you have any concerns about receiving the vaccine, for whatever reason, you will have an opportunity to discuss these with a member of staff.
- Bring your staff ID and photo ID (if your staff ID does not have a picture on it)
- Bring your NHS number and photo ID if you are not a member of BHRUT staff, with proof of age
- Read the information leaflet provided to you after you made your booking
- Wear suitable clothing – the vaccine will be given in your arm
After your vaccine
If you have had the Pfizer vaccine, there is a 15 minute observation period. Severe reactions are extremely rare, however some people may experience some mild side effects such as feeling a bit under the weather – this is nothing to worry about!
You can view the full list of possible side effects, as well as other health and safety information regarding the jab, on the NHS website.
An appointment to receive your second dose of the vaccine will be booked automatically by the system.
You will receive a pocket sized certificate to show you’ve received the vaccine, please remember to bring this to your second appointment.
King George Hospital test centre
COVID-19 Local Testing Programme
King George Hospital
Please attend within the specified time slot only and at the relevant swabbing station indicated to you at the time of arranging your appointment (either one or two).
Visiting our test centre
To avoid risk of cross-contamination, our testing centre operates as a drive-through service only.
1) When you arrive at the entrance to King George Hospital on Barley Lane, follow the road towards the main entrance.
2) Continue right - look out for A4 signs labelled ‘ST’ on a blue background attached to lampposts that will help to guide you.
3) Join the queue for either swab station one. A member of staff will come to your vehicle to undertake the swab Do not exit the car at any point whilst on site.
Please park with your handbrake on and turn your engine off and also turn off any in-car entertainment. Toilet facilities are not available.
Details about your test
The test you will receive is a throat and nose swab test. You will not be required to leave the car to take this test
After your test
It is important while you are waiting for your test and then your results that you stay at home and continue to follow the government guidelines for self-isolation throughout this process.