If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you come unless you hear otherwise. See all our information about COVID-19, including our most current visiting information.

Vaccination for coronavirus

Guy's and St Thomas' is vaccinating patients against coronavirus (COVID-19) in line with the Government's guidelines.

How to book

From Monday 4 April, COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the Trust for anyone over 5 years old. You can book an appointment using the national booking system on the NHS website.

Where are vaccinations taking place?

We have a number of vaccination centres on our hospital sites. Text message confirmations will include details of which vaccination centre you need to attend. Please be aware that vaccinations will not take place inside Evelina London. They will take place in a dedicated vaccination centre for children and young people at either St Thomas’ Hospital, which is next door to Evelina London, or in the Atrium at Guy’s Hospital.

Please remember to bring along your red book (personal child health record) to the appointment so that we can record the vaccination in it. 

Children under 12 who are at higher risk

We advise anyone under 12 who has a history of heart, lung, kidney, liver or neurological conditions or is currently under the care of a hospital attends our St Thomas’ site for their vaccination. If you have any questions about this, please emails us at CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk or call 0207 188 4040.

If you are feeling unwell, please wait until you have recovered to have your vaccine. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should wait 12 weeks before you have your vaccine.

For more information about vaccinations, including maps and frequently asked questions, visit the Guy’s and St Thomas’ website.

More information on the NHS website

Find out how to book a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations for children.

Find out more about who can get the vaccine.

What to expect at your COVID-19 vaccination

Watch a short animation about what children and young people can expect at their COVID-19 vaccination. This animation was made by Jodie Sech, a member of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ vaccination team.

 

What is it like at our vaccination centre?

We have planned our vaccination centre with children in mind.

When you arrive at our big tent, you’ll meet our friendly staff.

Vaccination tent at St Thomas' Hospital with a view of Parliament.

We will welcome you and your parents or carers.

Members of the vaccination team welcoming patients to our vaccination centre

You’ll be invited to take a seat in our relaxing waiting area.

Waiting area inside the vaccination tent at St Thomas' Hospital.

You can tell us if anything is worrying you about the jab and we can help. 

Vaccinator Chris with a sign that says COVID-19 Vaccination Centre.

You’ll be invited to our “Pod”, where we have puzzles, comic books and toys. Then, you’ll receive your jab.

Vaccinator with PPE waving

You’ll be invited to stay with us for a little while afterwards.

Evelina sign inside the vaccination centre at St Thomas' Hospital.

You can have some snacks and we will give you an exciting certificate, which you can put up on your wall at home. You can also have your picture taken and send this to your friends to show them how brave you have been. 

child with a vaccination certificate

If you need more jabs in the future, we’ll be in touch.

Learn more about what it is like to visit our child-friendly vaccination centre.

 


 

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