If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:
Call us on:
- Whitechapel Health Centre: 020 7702 2036, Out of Hours: 020 7377 7151
- Portsoken Health Centre: 020 7488 9889
- East One Health – Deancross Street : 020 7790 2978
- East One Health – Cable Street : 0207 4239 022
Remember, you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination if you are:
- 65 years of age or over
- suffering from a long term medical condition such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or other long term medical conditions
- a carer
- a child aged 2 or 3 years old
For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:
Whitechapel Health Centre will be closed on the August Bank Holiday on 31 August 2020.
Whitechapel Health Centre will be closed on 25/05/2020 due to Bank Holiday.
Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccination
Find out more about fasting and COVID-19 Vaccinations: Q&A for Muslim communities
What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.
Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
What’s the risk of coronavirus for travellers?
There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.
See the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Check if you need medical help
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
- you think you might have coronavirus
- in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers
- you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
How to self-isolate if you’re asked to
If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).
This means you should:
- stay at home
- not go to work, school or public places
- not use public transport or taxis
- ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
- try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.
Read more coronavirus self-isolation advice.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.
Do I need to avoid public places?
Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.
You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Treatment for coronavirus
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.
Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.
Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.
You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.
Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020
We no longer administer Hajj or Umrah vaccination at Whitechapel Health Centre. You will have to get this done privately as it is no longer available on NHS.
You can go to Sai Chemist (Pharmacy next door to the practice) and have this done or contact a private travel clinic.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.
|Tuesday 24 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Wednesday 25 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Thursday 26 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Friday 27 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Saturday 28 December 2019||9.00am – 1.00pm|
|Sunday 29 December 2019||CLOSED|
|Monday 30 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Tuesday 31 December 2019||8.00am – 6.30pm|
|Wednesday 1 January 2020||CLOSED|
|Thursday 2 January 2020||8.00am – 6.30pm|
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