Polio Rise – Update

You may be aware that traces of the polio virus have been found in sewage in London Boroughs and the best way to protect children is to make sure they are fully up to date with their vaccinations.

A letter from NHS England went out to all parents/carers in the 32 London Boroughs with children aged between 1-9 late last week inviting them to receive a dose of vaccine against polio, for some this will be an additional dose, for others who are not up to date with their routine vaccinations it will be a catch-up dose. Those that should have recieved one of these letters can book in a polio vaccine now.

Below are all the Sites where these vaccines can be booked for, Akerman Medical Practice will operate on an invite basis only. Links below on how to book.

Guy’s Hospital

Great Maze Pond                                                  

SE1 9RT                                        

5–9-year-olds only


Nearest station: London Bridge

(3 minute walk)       


To book an appointment at Guy’s Hospital please use their online booking system.


If you have any difficulties using the online booking system, please contact the hospital via email: CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk


Kings Hospital

Denmark Hill



5–9-year-olds only


Nearest station: Denmark Hill

(3 minute walk) or Loughborough Junction (5 minute walk)


To book an appointment at Kings Hospital please call 0203 299 9405 or email:


Akerman Medical Practice

60 Patmos Road





Nearest station: Oval Station

(10 minute walk)

P5 bus stops outside the Health Centre


Clinic is operated on

Appointment Basis Only


Any queries: lgpf.lambethgpfederations@nhs.net