Vaccination update


The NHS in Merton has now moved on to vaccinating people who are aged 65-69, or who are aged 16-64 and have underlying health conditions. If you fall into either of these groups you should wait to be contacted by the NHS before trying to book an appointment:

  • People aged 65-69 will receive a letter from the national booking service with details of how to book a vaccination appointment
  • People aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions will be invited to appointments by their GP

Anyone over 70 years old who has not yet received their first vaccination is being urged to come forward and contact the NHS to book an appointment. This can be done via the national booking service, either at this website or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. If no suitable slots are available through the national booking service you can also ring your GP practise. People over 70 years old who have not received their first vaccination do not need to wait for an invitation letter before booking an appointment.

The NHS is working with the Council to provide vaccination appointments to all front line social care workers.

If you do not fall into any of the above categories then the NHS will contact you when it is your turn to receive a vaccination. Please don't try to book an appointment until you receive an invitation letter or are contacted by your GP.


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