Tower Hamlets stages Covid jab festival
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A four-day vaccine festival has been staged in Poplar’s Langdon Park to encourage people to get a Covid jab.
Live music and free food was on offer by Tower Hamlets Council to entice more people to turn up.
The last day of the Jab Fest is today, Monday, August 2, from 10am to 6pm.
“We want to make sure people are safe as things open up,” deputy mayor Rachel Blake said. “Everyone can get a jab easily, especially younger people, to get protected against Covid.”
First and second Pfizer jabs have been offered to anyone aged 18 and over, with no appointments needed nor identity required.
Weekly clinics are also being held at the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, with others planned in schools and university campuses in the new term. A new online booking system is running with a vaccine helpline.
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The council is also running its #Ihadmyjab campaign with the NHS to encourage people to take a photo and share it on social media with their vaccine story.
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