Information on Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Hammersmith & Fulham

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.

Anyone over the age of 12 can now get vaccinated.

Currently the NHS is offering one vaccination dose to healthy 12-17 year olds and two doses for those 16-17 year olds who are clinically vulnerable.

Parents and guardians for children aged 12-15 will get a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered. Most children will be given their vaccine at school.

Young people aged 16-17 will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery to book their 1st dose of the vaccine. Some walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites are offering the vaccine to people aged 16 and 17. You can check if a site is available near you here.

Anyone aged 18 (or within 3 months of turning 18) or over can get their vaccination at one of the walk-in clinics listed below or by booking through the NHS website or calling 119.

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had two doses of a vaccine. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have one.

Pop-up Vaccination Clinics:

To be confirmed

Walk-in vaccinations at your local pharmacy

No booking is needed, just walk in, but please make sure to leave 8 weeks in between the first and the second doses.

  • Hamlins Pharmacy
    Unit 2 Cranford Court, Bloemfontein Road, W12 7DA (next to Park View Centre)
    Just walk in
    Vaccines: Astra Zeneca and Pfizer
    Vaccination hours: Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 3.30pm.
    020 8743 5442
  • Kanari Pharmacy
    682-684 Fulham Road, SW6 5SA
    Just walk in
    Vaccine: Moderna
    Vaccination hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9:30am to 5pm.
    020 7736 1500
  • Marcus Jones Pharmacy
    96 Old Oak Common Lane, Acton W3 7DA
    Just walk in
    Vaccine: Pfizer
    Vaccination hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6:30pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm.
    020 8743 3674
  • Parmay Pharmacy
    Unit 4, 160 North End Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9PR
    Booking only. To book, call 119 or go to Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS
    Vaccination hours: Thursday to Saturday.
    020 7381 4376 (general enquiries – call 119 to book a vaccine)

The large vaccination centre at Novotel Hotel in Hammersmith is now closed.

If you would prefer to book your vaccination appointment in advance, please go to the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking website where you can also manage any existing bookings or call 119 free of charge (open 7am to 11pm, seven days a week).

If you have any further questions about where you can get vaccinated, you can contact Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham by emailing us on info@healthwatchhf.co.uk or by calling 020 3886 0386.

You can also find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthwatchHF.

Getting tested for COVID-19 if you have no symptoms

To help stop the spread and keep your community safe, you can now get a free COVID-19 test at the following walk-in test site in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The test centre is only available for adults and children aged 12 upwards.

H&F Council
145 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT
Weekdays – 9am to 5pm
Weekends – 9.30am to 5.30pm

You are welcome to have regular tests at this site, as long as your tests are 3-5 days apart and you have not tested positive. Please note that this site only offers rapid lateral flow tests which are for people with no symptoms.

Please wear a face mask or a covering when arriving to the test centre.

Watch a video on how the rapid lateral flow test works

Residents can also pick up free rapid lateral flow tests from the four main libraries including Shepherd’s Bush library, Askew Road library, Fulham library and Hammersmith library, or one of 38 pharmacies in the borough.

Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests near you

If you are experiencing any of the three COVID-19 symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, please self-isolate and go here or call 119 (lines open 7am-11pm) to book an appointment to a walk-in or drive-through test site offering a PCR test or to order a PCR home test kit.

If you are unsure how or where to get tested, you can contact the H&F Council’s CAN helpline by calling: 0800 145 6095.

Information about COVID-19 and what to do if you have symptoms

You will need to self-isolate if you have coronavirus symptoms.

Self-isolate if you have either:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
  • A loss of taste and/or smell.

If you have any of these 3 symptoms, you can order a free COVID-19 test to be sent to your home or book an appointment to a walk-in or drive-through test site here or by calling 119 (lines open 7am to 11pm).

Test sites in H&F offering PCR tests for people with symptoms:

Please note:

  • You must book an appointment to attend these centres
  • Please wear a face mask and keep 2 metres distance from staff and other people who are being tested at all times while you are at the testing centre
  • You can attend the centres in your car or on foot at your appointed time
  • Do not use public transport or taxi to get to the test centre
  • If you have symptoms, you must self-isolate until you attend your test

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

What to do if you have symptoms?

  • You should self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible
  • If your COVID-19 test result comes back positive, please continue to self-isolate for 10 days from the date your symptoms started. You should keep self-isolating after this period if you still feel unwell
  • If you live with other people, they should self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible
  • If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 10 days
  • If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible

When you do not need to self-isolate

From 16th August, you do not need to self-isolate if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 and you are either:

  • fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS
  • under 18 years 6 months old
  • taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still:

For more information on when to self-isolate, please go to the NHS website.

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) check the government website.

Up to date information on COVID-19 and the vaccination programme in North West London can be found on the  North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Group website.

Health and social care services during COVID-19 pandemic

Please note: Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance will remain in place after 19th July. This means that all visitors to a healthcare setting, such as GP surgery or hospital, will continue to be required to wear a face mask or a covering and observe social distancing rules.

GP services

GP practices are seeing patients face-to-face, but please contact them online, through an app, or by phone first so that they can assess your needs. They will inform you if a face-to-face appointment is needed.

If you are visiting a GP service, please observe social distancing rules and wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not go to your GP surgery. If you need help with your symptoms and they are not life-threatening, call NHS 111 or go to https://111.nhs.uk/.

GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status. For details on how you can demonstrate your vaccination status for travel or other purposes, please visit Government’s website.

Hospitals

In order to respond to the demand for care for COVID-19 and other urgent and emergency conditions, hospitals have had to postpone all but time-critical planned care since the new year. Hospitals are now beginning to re-start all of their planned services, prioritising patients with the greatest clinical need.

If you are a patient and your procedure was postponed or you are waiting for an appointment or a date for treatment, please wait for the hospital to contact you directly as soon as they are able.

If you are worried about your health, or if your condition deteriorates, you should contact your GP or call NHS 111 for urgent care.

Hospital visitors

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance will remain in place after 19th July when most COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.

To help prevent the spread of infection, please follow the COVID-19 safety measures:

  • Bring your face covering or face mask with you and wear it at all times when in hospital
  • Make sure you use hand sanitiser as you enter the hospital or wash your hands
  • Maintain a two-metres physical distance from others

Outpatients

Many outpatient appointments are now happening on video or over the phone. If you are asked to go into hospital, please do so. Every precaution is taken to ensure all patients, staff and visitors are safe.

Please go to appointments alone, unless you have a designated carer or communications or social care needs that mean you need to be accompanied. Please do not take children to hospital unless they are a patient.

Please arrive for your appointment no more than five minutes early to maintain physical
distancing in the waiting room from other patients and staff, wear a face mask or a covering, and sanitise your hands.

If you have an appointment at a hospital and experience any of the COVID-19 symptoms, call the number on your appointment letter to let your clinical team know and please do not go to the hospital.

Changes to the Hammersmith Urgent Treatment Centre due to COVID-19 pandemic

From Thursday 1 October 2020, attending Hammersmith Hospital bookable urgent treatment centre will be by referral only through NHS 111.

Call 111 for urgent but not emergency medical help and you will be assessed by a trained advisor or a clinician. The advisor will refer you to the urgent care centre if you need to be seen by a GP.

What to do when you arrive at Hammersmith Hospital bookable urgent treatment centre

  • Bring your face covering and wear it at all times unless you are exempt
  • Use hand sanitiser or wash your hands as soon as you enter the centre
  • Please ring the entry bell at the entrance to speak with a receptionist through the intercom to confirm your appointment
  • Please attend your appointment unaccompanied unless you have a designated carer or communications or social care needs that mean you need to be accompanied
  • Wait in an allocated seating area and follow the two meters physical distancing guidelines
  • Please note the urgent care centre will not be able to see you if you arrive 15 minutes late for an appointment

Parsons Green Walk-in-Centre changes

Monday 20 September 2021, Parsons Green Walk-in Centre will re-open as a pre-bookable clinic.

Parsons Green will provide booked face-to-face and virtual appointments for residents from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, with the service operating Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 6.00pm (closed bank holidays) and treating patients with minor illness.

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Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham service during COVID-19 pandemic

The service is here to provide signposting, information and guidance during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to support you with any and all enquiries.

You can reach out to us in a range of ways:

Call us on 0203 886 0386 or email us on info@healthwatchhf.co.uk

Twitter: @HealthwatchHF

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