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08 October 2021
Publish date: 26 August 2021
A new NHS vaccination centre at UCL’s Bidborough House, Bidborough Street, WC1H 9BT opened today (26 August 2021).
Bidborough House is a few minutes’ walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras and Euston Stations, and close to the British Library making the centre easy to access. The entrance for the vaccination centre is on Mabledon Place off Euston Road.
The UCLH team running the centre are looking forward to seeing people who need their first or second COVID-19 vaccination. Everyone is welcome, and you can book your appointment via the national booking system or by calling NHS 119.
In line with the national vaccination programme, it is also anticipated that the centre will offer booster vaccinations to ensure as many vulnerable people are protected against becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 over the winter period.
Tim Jaggard, acting CEO at UCLH said: “Across North Central London we have delivered over 1.8 million doses. This is an incredible achievement and we have seen that vaccines do work, protecting people from becoming seriously ill. As we approach winter, we want to make sure that anyone who, for whatever reason, has not yet had their vaccination comes forward. We are also getting ready to deliver booster doses.”
UCL President & Provost, Dr Michael Spence, said: “We are delighted the NHS has opened a vaccination centre at UCL, continuing our commitment to support and assist frontline services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Working with our partners at UCLH, the centre will provide local residents and students the ability to book a vaccination at their convenience.
“The success of the vaccination rollout, along with regular Covid-19 testing, can give all the communities in and around Bloomsbury and Camden the best possible chance of protecting themselves and those around them.”
This vaccination centre replaces those at Francis Crick Institute and the Business Design Centre, which closed in August. They are both restarting their usual exhibitions and events in September – a welcome sign of the success of the vaccination programme.