Our vaccination centres

Our Trust has a vaccination hub at King George Hospital.

The King George Hospital vaccination hub is accessible for anyone who meets the eligibility criteria and can be booked via the national booking system.

Opening times

Vaccination hub opening times
Weekday 9.30am to 12.15pm 2pm to 5.15pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Age 18+ (Moderna) Age 5 to 11 (Pfizer)
Wednesday  Closed  
Thursday Age 18+ (Moderna) Age 5 to 11 (Pfizer)
Friday Age 18+ (Moderna) Age 12 to 17 (Pfizer)
  9.30am to 11.45am 1.30pm to 5.15pm
Saturday Age 18+ (Moderna) Age 12 to 17 (Pfizer)
  8.30am to 12.45pm 2.30pm to 5.15pm
Sunday Age 5 to 11 (Pfizer) Age 18+ (Moderna)

Accessing our site

King George Hospital, Goodmayes, Ilford, IG3 8YB

Our vaccination hub is clearly signposted and has a one-way system with an external entrance and exit. You do not need to enter our hospital when attending your appointment.

A map detailing the location of the King George Hospital vaccination centre

Watch our vaccination site walkthrough

King George Hospital vaccination hub

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.

Remember to:

  • 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 dose and booster appointment.

Read more about the remarkable successes of our vaccination programme.

Get in touch

If you have any queries regarding the vaccination centre and/or your appointment, please ring our main switchboard on 01708 435 000 and enter the extension number 5330 when prompted.

King George Hospital test centre

COVID-19 Local Testing Programme


King George Hospital
Ilford Essex

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.

King George Hospital entrance

2) Continue right - look out for A4 signs labelled ‘ST’ on a blue background attached to lampposts that will help to guide you.

Inside the hospital

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.

Aerial view of hospital  

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.
  • If your test is required for a procedure or surgery you are due to have, please follow the specific instructions given to you by the speciality or admissions team regarding self-isolation.

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