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New COVID-19 Vaccination Centre opens at The Art Pavilion

Posted on: 18 March 2021

A new Tower Hamlets Vaccination Centre is opening at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park on Tuesday 23 March 2021. This will replace the vaccination centres at Queen Mary University London and Newby Place. The new centre has the potential to vaccinate up to 10,000 local residents per week.

Residents arriving for their vaccination at The Art Pavilion will find they can be dropped outside the door and all services are well spaced on the ground floor. The Art Pavilion also enjoys a lovely view of a pond and gardens – probably the most scenic vaccination centre in England.

Vaccinations at the centre continue to be strictly by appointment with eligible patients being contacted and invited to make an appointment.  Residents who had their first vaccination dose at either Queen Mary University London or at Newby Place will be offered their second dose at this new vaccination centre, which is located at The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY.

The GP Care Group and Tower Hamlets Council have set up a helpline for Tower Hamlets residents who have received an invitation to be vaccinated, have queries about vaccination or need help booking an appointment. The telephone number is 020 7364 3030. The helpline is supported by and linked to, GP practices in Tower Hamlets so that the helpline can directly book local appointments for residents.

Tracy Cannell, Joint Chief Executive of the GP Care Group said: "We are pleased to be moving the primary care vaccination service into this lovely, new space at The Art Pavilion. The location provides a safe, socially distanced vaccination service, and the location is more accessible to people with disabilities."

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: "The opening of this centre which can vaccinate thousands of residents weekly is another impressive milestone in our local programme.

"Ensuring residents take up the offer of COVID-19 vaccination remains a priority for us. Alongside this new centre, we'll continue to work with partners on initiatives such as hosting clinics in spaces such as mosques and community centres." 

Transport support is available for older people to get their COVID-19 vaccine from Age UK. The team can collect you from your home in an Uber cab and take you to your vaccination site. They will wait while you have your vaccine and then take you back home. This service is completely free to use for people who meet the criteria listed online. Anyone who would like to use this service can call 07754 751 079 or 020 8981 7124. Please make sure you have a booked vaccination appointment.

To help ensure the community is aware of the latest advice around COVID-19 and vaccines, including eligibility and booking, the council continues to run its successful COVID-19 community champions' network. Anyone can sign up to become a champion and receive the latest information through text, WhatsApp, and weekly online webinars.

While the restrictions and lockdown rules are eased, the threat of COVID-19 remains. Residents are encouraged to continue to abide by all the social distancing, face covering and hand hygiene rules to continue to protect family and loved ones.



How to get to The Art Pavilion Vaccination Centre 

Mile End Park has produced a map offering a visual, step-free guide from Mile End Underground Station to The Art Pavilion. 

Passing close to Mile End Art Pavilion are: 25, 277, D6, D7 and N25. 

The nearest underground station is Mile End. The station is in Zone 2. 

There is a small drop-off area for residents who are being brought by car or taxi. There is very little car parking near the park. The local streets operate a permit system for residents. Limited parking is available at Bow Wharf. We recommend that you leave your car at home.