"We want you to be as healthy as possible so please book your Covid vaccination"
The vaccine roll out has started and we want to ensure all Lambeth residents are protected. If you have questions regarding the vaccine please click here or speak to your local GP.
How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines
The vaccines have been developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna. All of these have been approved for use in the UK and have met the strict current 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 UK has some of the highest safety standards in the world.
Other vaccines are being developed but they will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.
So far, thousands of people around the world 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.