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Extra polio vaccine dose for children (London only)

Children aged 1 to 9 years old in London are being offered a dose of polio vaccine.

There are signs the virus is spreading in London and the number of children vaccinated in London is lower than it should be.

Boosting immunity in children should help protect them and reduce the risk of the virus continuing to spread.

Who can get an extra polio vaccine dose

Children aged 1 to 9 years old can get an extra polio vaccine dose if they either:

  • live in London
  • are registered with a GP surgery in London

For some children this may be an extra dose on top of their routine vaccinations. In other children it may bring them up to date with their routine vaccinations.

If your child has recently had a polio vaccine

If your child has recently had a routine vaccine that protects against polio, they may not need an extra dose straight away.

  • Children who've had the 6-in-1 vaccine (usually given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks old) should wait 4 weeks from their most recent dose before having an extra dose of polio vaccine.
  • Children who've had the 4-in-1 pre-school booster (usually given at 3 years and 4 months old) only need an extra dose of polio vaccine if it's been 12 months or more since they had the booster.

How to get an extra polio vaccine dose for your child

How your child can get vaccinated depends on their age.

  • For children aged 1 to 4 years old, contact your GP surgery to book a vaccination appointment. Some vaccination sites can also vaccinate children aged 1 to 4 years old.
  • For children aged 5 to 9 years old, they can get vaccinated at a vaccination site.

You can book an appointment at some vaccination sites, others can do walk-in appointments without booking.

Vaccination sites in London

West London (W, UB and TW postcodes)

W postcodes

Information:

CP House

CP House, 97 to 107 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, W5 5TL

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the CP House vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: 8am to 8pm
Information:

145 King Street (Satellite of CP House)

145 King Street, W6 9JT

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the 145 King Street vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: 8am to 8pm
Information:

Medic Plus Clinic

Medic Plus Clinic, Mattock Lane Pharmacy, W13 8JP

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Medic Plus Clinic vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Thursday: 2.30pm to 5pm
Information:

St John's Church

St John's Church, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W13 9LA

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the St John's Church vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 1pm

UB postcodes

Information:

Gill Chemists

Gill Chemists, Southall, UB2 4DG

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8571 1555

Opening times:

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: midday to 7pm
  • Saturday: midday to 5pm
Information:

Stockley Park Vaccination Centre

Stockley Park Vaccination Centre, Howletts Pharmacy, UB11 1AA

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Stockley Park Vaccination Centre

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: book online to check available slots

TW postcodes

Information:

Treaty Shopping Centre

Treaty Shopping Centre, Ground Floor, Unit 18 Treaty Shopping Centre, High Street, Hounslow, TW3 1ES

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Treaty Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Friday: 3pm to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 6pm
Information:

Shah Pharmacy

Shah Pharmacy, 382 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW4 7HT

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Shah Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Thursday and Friday: 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Information:

Bhogal Pharmacy

Bhogal Pharmacy, Cranford Community College (Picasso Centre), Cranford, TW5 9PD

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Bhogal Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Friday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Information:

Teddington Health and Social Care Centre

Teddington Health and Social Care Centre, 18 Queen's Road, Teddington, TW11 0LR

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Teddington Health and Social Care Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
North west London (NW and HA postcodes)

NW postcodes

Information:

Clinic K (University College London Hospital)

Clinic K, 235 Euston Road, NW1 2BU

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes – check what to do before having the polio vaccination on the North Central London Integrated Care System website
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Clinic K (UCLH) vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm

HA postcodes

Information:

Harrow Civic Centre

Harrow Civic Centre, Building 5, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Harrow Civic Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Thursday: 3pm to 7pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 7pm
Information:

Fairview Pharmacy

Fairview Pharmacy, Oak Lodge Medical Centre, 234 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AP

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Fairview Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

Mango Pharmacy

Mango Pharmacy, 98 High Street, Edgware, HA8 7HF

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12.00pm to 3pm
Information:

Cullimore Chemist

Cullimore Chemist, 13 to 15 Glengall Road, HA8 8TB

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8958 8957 or email info@cullimorechemist.com

Opening times for walk-in appointments:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 12.30pm

Opening times for booked appointments:

  • Monday to Friday: 3.30pm to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am to 1pm
Information:

Brent Civic Centre

Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FJ

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Brent Civic Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm
North London (N and EN postcodes)

N postcodes

Information:

St Leonard's Hospital

St Leonard's Hospital, Nuttall Street, N1 5LZ

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the St Leonard's Hospital vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Tuesday: 12.30pm to 5.40pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Information:

Lift Islington – White Lion Street Polio Clinic

Lift, 45 White Lion Street, Islington, N1 9PW

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes - book online for the Lift vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Thursday 1 December: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Information:

Resource for London

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, Islington, N7 6PA

Age groups: 6 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Resource for London vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Thursday 15 December: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 December: 10am to 2pm
Information:

Hornsey Central

Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre, 151 Park Road, N8 8JD

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes – check what to do before having the polio vaccination on the North Central London Integrated Care System website
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Hornsey Central vaccination site

Opening times for walk-in appointments:

  • Tuesday and Friday: 3pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 6pm

Opening times for booked appointments:

  • Monday to Friday: 3pm to 7pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 7pm
Information:

Caxton House

Caxton House, 129 St Johns Way, N19 3RQ

Age groups: 6 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Caxton House vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Thursday 8 December: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Information:

Wood Green Library

Wood Green Library, 187 to 197A High Road, Wood Green, N22 6XD

Age groups: 6 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Wood Green Library vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday 19 December: 10am to 2pm

EN postcodes

Information:

Bay Tree House

Bay Tree House, Christchurch Close, Enfield, EN2 6NZ

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 0208 702 3499

Opening times:

  • Saturday 3 December: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 18 December: 10am to 4pm
East London (E, RM and IG postcodes)

E postcodes

Information:

East London Vaccination Centre

East London Vaccination Centre, Beaumont House, Ground Floor, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG

Age groups: 3 years 4 months to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the East London Vaccination centre

Opening times:

  • Wednesday 30 November: 11.30am to 6.30pm
  • Thursday to Saturday: 11.30am to 6.30pm
Information:

Lincoln Pharmacy

Lincoln Pharmacy, 124 St Pauls Way, E3 4QA

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Lincoln Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 4pm
Information:

Homerton University Hospital

Homerton University Hospital, Gate 1 Portacabin, Homerton Row, E9 6SR

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Homerton University Hospital portacabin vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday: 2pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday: 2pm to 6pm
Information:

Leyton Orient Pharmacy

Leyton Orient Pharmacy, 75 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5LG

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes - book online for the Leyton Orient Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 6.30pm

RM postcodes

Information:

Liberty Shopping Centre

Romford Vaccination Centre, Unit 1 Lockwood Walk, Liberty Shopping Centre, Western Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 3RH

Age groups: 6 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Liberty Shopping Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 4pm

IG postcodes

Information:

King George Hospital

King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Ilford, IG3 8YB

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the King George Hospital vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 4pm to 8pm
  • Sunday: 8.30am to 1pm
South east London (SE, BR, CR and DA postcodes)

SE postcodes

Information:

Guy's Hospital

Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Guy's Hospital vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

Camberwell – Big Yellow Flexi Offices

Big Yellow Flexi Offices, 46 to 65 Southampton Way, Camberwell, SE5 7SW

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8614 5495 or 020 8614 5496

Opening times:

  • Saturday: call the booking number to check available slots
Information:

King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital, Weston Education Centre, SE5 9RJ

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 3299 9405

Opening times:

  • Wednesday and Sunday: call the booking number to check available slots
Information:

Goldsmiths Community Centre

Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Road, SE6 1QD

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Monday: 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Information:

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope, 32 Rushey Green, Lewisham, SE6 4JF

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Saturday: 9am to 4.30pm
Information:

Evelyn Community Centre

Evelyn Community Centre, 9 Wotton Road, Deptford, SE8 5TQ

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Tuesday: 11.30am to 4pm
Information:

Mangal Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccination Centre

Mangal Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, 136A Well Hall Road, Eltham, SE9 6SN

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Mangal Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination centre

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: 9am to 6pm
Information:

Lewis Grove Pharmacy

Lewis Grove Pharmacy, 1 Lewis Grove, Lewisham, SE13 6BG

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Lewis Grove Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Sunday: 9am to 1.30pm
Information:

University Hospital Lewisham

University Hospital Lewisham, High Street, Lewisham, SE13 6LH

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the University Hospital Lewisham vaccination sites

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

Pembroke House

Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, Southwark, SE17 1QR

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Pembroke House vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Friday 2 December: 2.30pm to 6pm
Information:

Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy

Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy, Lower Ground Floor, Equitable House, 10 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6AB

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8316 7977

Opening times:

  • Monday: 9am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 9am to 2pm
  • Friday: 9am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Information:

First Care Pharmacy

First Care Pharmacy, Unit 6, Thames Reach, Thamesmead, SE28 0NY

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 3137 9397

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am to midday and 1pm to 4pm

BR postcodes

Information:

The Glades

The Glades, Unit 260, The Glades Shopping Centre, High Street, BR1 1DN

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 07912 479 396

Opening times:

  • Saturday: 8.30am to 5.15pm
Information:

Peters Chemist

Peters Chemist, 15 Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5NT

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8650 1731

Opening times:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 9am to 5.30pm
Information:

Bromley BCI

Bromley BCI, 1A High Street, Chislehurst, Bromley, BR7 5AB

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 390 3375

Opening times:

  • Saturday: 9am to 4pm

CR postcodes

Information:

Centrale Shopping Centre

Centrale Shopping Centre, 21 N End, Croydon, CR0 1TY​

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Centrale Shopping Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: book online to check available slots
Information:

Mitcham Fire Station - National Polio Booster Clinic

Mitcham Fire Station, 421 to 455 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 4BJ

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Mitcham Fire Station vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

St Aidan's Church Hall

St Aidan's Church Hall, Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, CR5 3BB

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for children aged 1 to 4 years at the St Aidan's Church Hall vaccination site or book online for children aged 5 to 9 years old at the St Aidan's Church Hall vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots

DA postcodes

Information:

Aspire Pharmacy

Aspire Pharmacy, 23 High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EQ

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Aspire Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm
Information:

Belvedere Pharmacy

Belvedere Pharmacy, 11 Picardy Street, Belvedere, DA17 5QQ

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8311 4087

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
South west London (SW, SM and KT postcodes)

SW postcodes

Information:

Fairlee Pharmacy

Fairlee Pharmacy, 26 Queenstown Road, SW8 3RX

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Fairlee Pharmacy vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

Stockwell Children's Centre

Stockwell Children's Centre, Burgoyne Road, Lambeth, SW9 9QJ

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Wednesday 30 November: 1pm to 5pm
  • Thursday 1 December: 1pm to 5pm
  • Friday 2 December: 1pm to 5pm
Information:

Richmond Centre House

Richmond Centre House, 68 Sheen Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames, SW14 8LP

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Richmond Centre House vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

Westbury Chemist

Westbury Chemist, 84 to 90 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BS

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8769 1919 or book online for the Westbury Chemist vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Call Westbury Chemist on 020 8769 1919 or book online to check available slots
Information:

Fayland Children's Centre

Fayland Children's Centre, Fayland Avenue, Streatham, SW16 1SY

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Fayland Children's Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Book online to check available slots
Information:

The Wellfield Centre

The Classroom, The Wellfield Centre, 16 Wellfield Road, Streatham, SW16 2BP

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – call 020 8614 5495 or 020 8614 5496

Opening times:

  • Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Information:

Hitherfield Children's Centre

Hitherfield Children's Centre, Hitherfield Road, Streatham, SW16 2LW

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Wednesday 14 December: 1pm to 5pm
  • Thursday 15 December: 1pm to 5pm
  • Friday 16 December: 1pm to 5pm
Information:

Copes Pharmacy

Copes Pharmacy, 570 to 572 Streatham High Road, SW16 3QQ

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: No

Opening times:

  • Call Copes Pharmacy on 020 8764 2910 to check opening times for polio vaccinations
Information:

Pearl Chemist

Pearl Chemist, 159 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PG

Age groups: 1 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: Yes
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for children aged 1 to 4 years at the Pearl Chemist vaccination site or book online for children 5 to 9 years at the Pearl Chemist vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 3pm
Information:

Centre Court Shopping Centre

Centre Court Shopping Centre, 4 Queen's Road, SW19 8YE​

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Centre Court Shopping Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: book online to check available slots

SM postcodes

Information:

St Nicholas Shopping Centre

St Nicholas Shopping Centre, 3 St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1AY​

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the St Nicholas Shopping Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Monday to Sunday: book online to check available slots

KT postcodes

Information:

Kingston Library

Kingston Library, Fairfield Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2PS

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Kingston Library vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Friday: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Information:

New Malden Library

New Malden Library, Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3LY

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the New Malden Library vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Thursday: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Information:

Tolworth Children's Centre

Tolworth Children's Centre, School Lane, KT6 7QJ

Age groups: 5 to 9 years
Walk-in appointments: No
Appointment booking: Yes – book online for the Tolworth Children's Centre vaccination site

Opening times:

  • Saturday: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Page last reviewed: 16 September 2022
Next review due: 23 May 2025