Past events

Covid-19 vaccine online question and answer session, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Thursday 25 November. All welcome. 

Join local GPs and health experts for a session for anyone living in east London, including Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering or The City of London. 

The hour long virtual event on Zoom will give you the opportunity to ask any question you want about the vaccine and have them answered by local doctors and experts. No question or subject is off limits and all questions will be anonymous. 

You may have questions about the vaccine and fertility; what side-effects you might expect; or you may want to know more about where you can have it done; why boosters are important; or why your 12-15 year old should have it. 

It will be hosted by the following local experts: 

  • Dr Jagan John GP and Chair North East London CCG (Chair)
  • Tamsin Bicknell, a Consultant Midwife at Homerton Hospital
  • Dr Ellen Schwartz, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and City and Hackney Public Health Covid-19 lead

12-15 year old COVID-19 vaccine Q&A sessions


Join one of the upcoming webinars, arranged by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, to ask your questions about children age 12 - 15 now being eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in schools. There are a range of different days and times throughout October and November to give you the opportunity to attend, whatever your daily schedule looks like. To find out ore information and join an upcoming session: click here

12-15 year old COVID-19 vaccine Q&A session

Wed 3 November 2021, 6-7pm

Arranged by London Borough of Newham to provide an opportunity to ask questions to local doctors and experts. Panel: Jason Strelitz, Director of Public Health, Newham Council, Dr Muhammad Naqvi, Chair Newham CCG, GP, Dr Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Medicines Research Group, University of East London, Dr Vanessa Apea, Consultant Physician, Barts Health NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London. Please click here to register.

Interactive jobs webinar: The NHS in north east London is recruiting junior communications professionals 

Tuesday 24 August


Webinar joining link:

Looking to start or develop a career in the NHS or in communications?

  • Do you like writing, creating social media posts, and keeping up to date with the news?
  • Or are you interested in working for one of the country’s biggest employers with a huge range of job opportunities?
  • Do you want to understand more about how the NHS recruits?
  • Do you want to be part of a friendly team who will support you to learn on the job?
  • Do you want a varied, creative, and fast-paced job?

There has never been a more exciting and rewarding time to work in the NHS and in north east London we are recruiting two new entry-level communications assistant roles. Join our webinar to find out more about the jobs and how to apply.

The NHS across London also has a number of junior admin roles that can lead to bigger and better things in a range of different areas. Even if communications is not for you, you are welcome to join to learn more about NHS recruitment and what a career in the NHS can mean for you to help you potentially take advantage of the next opportunity.

Join our interactive webinar where you will hear from people who work for the team, including people who have entered at a junior level and moved up. You will be able to ask questions anonymously.

More information is here.

Disabled Voices: learning from Covid for future health services

Thursday 5 August 2021, 3pm

Are you interested in understanding more about how disabled people’s experience of the pandemic has been different, and how we can work towards achieving greater equality within the health sector? Sign up here: 

Vaccine Q&A

27 July 2021, 12-1pm

If you've got questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and pregnancy, maternity or fertility sign up for this free webinar hosted by maternity action in partnership with NHS London and Public Health England. The event will feature a Q&A session with an expert panel and covers topics including:

  • Should I get the Covid jab when I'm pregnant? Which jab is safest? Will it affect my fertility in the future? Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
  • There's so much information and misinformation around about the Covid jabs, particularly when it comes to pregnancy and fertility.
  • Advice seems to change all the time and it's can be hard to know where to look for the most up to date information.

COVID vaccine “Ask Me Anything” Instagram series – 12-14 July

The NHS is running an “Ask Me Anything” series on our Instagram page where you can put questions to health experts about the COVID vaccine. Ask your questions via Instagram stories 

Covid-19 vaccine, pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility: City& Hackney online Q&A

Wed 14 July 6-7pm 

This session is aimed at those currently pregnant or breastfeeding, their family and friends as well as anyone thinking about starting a family in the future. It is hosted in partnership with NHS Community Voice and attended by Dr Sandra Husbands (City and Hackney Director for Public Health), a team of friendly local midwives, health visitors and a GP who will all be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Register your place at Eventbrite to enter a prize draw or just join us on the day!

Covid jab: Effects on pregnancy, maternity and fertility by Maternity Action

Tuesday 13 July, 1pm 

 Are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding? Have you got questions about getting a Covid vaccination? 

Maternity Action, NHS London, PHE London and GLA are hosting a FREE online Q+A session with an expert panel including midwives, doctors and fertility specialists. Our Q and A will be informal and a great chance to ask medical experts about any concerns or confusion over the Covid jab and pregnancy/maternity. 

Covid vaccination and fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Thursday 8 July, 5.45pm 

A webinar and LIVE Q&A covering fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Watch back here

Q&A can be found here. 

COVID Vaccine, pregnancy and women’s health on Instagram Live

Thursday 8 July, 8pm

NHS London is hosting an Instagram Live from the @NHSEnglandLDN account on the COVID Vaccine, pregnancy and women’s health. The chat will be hosted by Oge Ilozue, London GP and Senior Clinical Adviser to the London COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, and Dr Brooke Vandermolen (aka @theobynmum), Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar.

Young Harrow Foundation and Kooth, a digital mental health care platform, Instagram Live event for young people about Covid, vaccines and mental health.

Tuesday 29 June, 6pm.  

Mathura Sharma from Young Harrow Foundation will be discussing the facts about the Covid-19 and the vaccines with Dr Azza Elnaiem, a public health doctor from Harrow Council, and Michael Stones from Kooth, an online mental wellbeing community for young people, live on Instagram at 6pm on Tuesday 29 June. Bring your questions and we’ll supply the answers about the vaccines, coping with the pandemic and anything else you want to know. Do join us for a frank, fast-paced and honest conversation about something that has affected us all.

@youngharrowfoundation on Instagram

Covid-19 vaccine webinar for Black African and Caribbean residents 

Thursday 24 June, 10:30am to 11:30am

On Thursday 24 June from 6pm to 8pm we are holding a webinar about the Covid-19 vaccine. While the webinar is open to all residents, it is particularly targeted at residents from Black African and Black Caribbean communities across London.

The event will be an opportunity to hear from our panel of public health professionals, senior clinicians and faith leaders. Panel discussions will cover vaccine hesitancy, misconceptions about Covid-19 and provide accurate information to enable the community to make informed decisions about the Covid-19 vaccination.

Register and submit a question here:

The Big Conversation

Monday 21 June, 10:30am to 11:30am

This unique event will give young Londoners the chance to be heard – to ask questions or view concerns about the vaccine rollout, to leading experts from Public Health England, the NHS and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The event will be split into two parts, including a main Q&A session, as well as smaller breakout rooms allowing for further questions and discussion. This event is led by and for young people, enabling voices to be heard and any questions or concerns to be addressed directly by the leading professionals.

Register for the Zoom event here:

Vaccine Q&A in Romanian

21 May

London wide event will be in Romanian. The expert speakers are Dr.Floriana Ellis (Bedford) and SabinaPuscasu, Senior Pharmacist (Greenwich). 

Information in Romanian here. ( (ZOOM Meeting ID: 864 2983 2876))

NHS London Instagram Live Q&A on COVID vaccine

Sunday 23 May at 7pm

GP and Senior Clinical Advisor for the London Vaccination Programme Oge Ilozu and General Surgeon Registrar and PhD Clinical Research Fellow Dr Amalina Bakri are set to co-host an Instagram Live Q&A on the COVID vaccine from our @NHSEnglandLDN channel.

Got questions about the vaccine, pregnancy, fertility?

Thursday 27 May, 6-7pm via Zoom

Havering Council is holding a public Q+A aimed at people who have questions around women’s health. Expert panellists will be on hand to answer questions around fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and any other general concerns people have about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Watch a recording here:

Living well with diabetes plus Covid-19 update in Gujarati 

Sun 9 May, 8.00-9.30pm 

OneJAIN continues the popular Jain Health Initiative series of Expert talks with a live session in Gujarati on living with diabetes. Experts will discuss the latest medical advances in treatment and understanding of the disease.  Join here

East London Women’s Experience Forum

Wednesday 28 April, 11am-12pm

An opportunity to speak and ask questions of Senior Midwives in east London at the Homerton Hospital, Queen’s Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Newham University Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital and all east London Birthing Centres and home birth. Pregnant women and families, women thinking of getting pregnant during the pandemic and families who have just had their baby can give feedback to improve maternity services, share their birthing stories and seek information.

Zoom Meeting - Meeting ID: 830 5241 0697.

Passcode: Pt7gAn.

Pregnancy, fertility, breastfeeding, Covid and the vaccine- Your Questions Answered 

Monday 19 April, 6pm 

Pregnant then Screwed and MP Stella Creasy are hosting an online event for women who are pregnant, are trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding to discuss what we know about the vaccine, what the current guidance states, what to do if you are refused the vaccine but would like to take it, and how to deal with challenges in the workplace if you feel unsafe or your employer demands that you have the vaccine. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The event is free of charge and open to all. Register here.

The panel will include:

  • Rehan Khan, specialist in maternal medicine from Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Viki Male, Lecturer in reproductive immunology at Imperial College London
  • Natalie Shenker, the human milk foundation
  • Stella Creasy MP
  • Joeli Brearley, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed
  • Danielle Ayres, Employment Solicitor at Gorvins.

Covid-19 Vaccine – ‘ask an expert’ evening with Queen Mary University of London and Ed Stubbs, local science teacher

Monday 19 April, 6.30pm

A panel of experts from Queen Mary University of London will be available to answer any of your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. This free and informative event can be viewed on Zoom and YouTube, with the option to submit your questions in advance via

Greater London Authority & Age UK London Older Londoners Big Conversation 

Tuesday 20 April, 3.15pm 

Greater London Authority & Age UK London invite you to a Question & Answer session with Dr Rakhee Patel to discuss vaccine myths & concerns. 

Virtual Covid-19 vaccination Q&A for our Bengali community

Thursday 8 April, 7pm

Join Tower Hamlets Council for a live virtual discussion and Q&A session on Covid-19 vaccination in English and Bengali. Register now and submit your question to the panel in advance. Book online now.

Covid-19 and the vaccine explained for people with a learning disability or autism 

Wednesday 31 March, 4-5pm 

Come to a question and answer session on the Covid-19 vaccine aimed at people with a learning disability or autism, and the people that support them.

London Policy Network - One Big Conversation

Friday 26 March, 2-4pm

One Big Conversation on the impact of Covid-19 on young people, and how to target any communications on the vaccine. This is supported by work happening at the Greater London Authority.

Big Conversation about the vaccine and its impact on London’s Muslim communities 

Tuesday 30 March, 5pm

The event has been organised jointly by the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA), the NHS, Public Health England (PHE) and Greater London Authority (GLA) Muslim leaders. All welcome, register here: 

East European Resource Center meeting on Covid-19 vaccines (in Romanian) 

Tuesday 30 March, 5pm

Do you have any questions about Covid-19 vaccine or the vaccination process? We will talk to scientific experts and clinicians, and we will offer a question and answer session, in Romanian, in an inclusive and safe environment.

East European Resource Center meeting on Covid-19 vaccines (in Polish)

Wednesday 24 March, 5pm

Join an online meeting with NHS and PHE experts, who will answer questions in Polish about Covid-19 vaccines.

Young Muslim Leaders: The Big Conversation

Wednesday 24 March, 5pm

Join a real conversation with community and faith leaders discussing the vaccine roll out in UK. It will address real questions and have an honest and direct conversation to engage with your family and community.

Getting Newham vaccinated: our community response 

Wednesday 24 March, 7pm 

Discussion and Q&A with the mayor and health experts

Virtual Covid-19 vaccination Q&A for our Somali community

Monday 22 March, 7pm

Live virtual discussion and Q&A session on Covid-19 vaccination. Somali/English translations will be available during the webinar. All welcome.

Covid-19 webinar Newham council Q&A session

Wednesday 17 March, 5.30pm

Fortnightly public briefing and Q&A session for local people on Covid, testing and vaccination. Zoom Meeting - Meeting ID: 860 7061 6070.

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Tower Hamlets

Thursday 18 March, 4pm

Tower Hamlets Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Inequalities Commission report launch

Tower Hamlets Carers Centre

Thursday 18 March, 2pm

Discussion on the vaccine for carers, email for registration info

Zimbabwe Catholic Community online

Saturday 13 March, 10am-12pm

This is a webinar for the Zimbabwe Catholic community in England and Wales.

Zoom Meeting - Meeting ID: 816 7924 0240.

Passcode: 120509.

Hackney Community African Network online event

Saturday 13 March, 2-4pm

The event will have speakers from the Congolese, Somali, Guinea Bissau, Tigray and East African communities.

There will be breakout rooms in French, Somali, Swahili, Portuguese, Tigrinya and English. For more information click here.

Healthwatch City of London online Covid-19 webinar

Wednesday 10 March, 6-7pm 

This is an event for our City of London residents who are invited to submit questions prior to the event.

Guest speakers include Dr Sandra Husbands and Dr Mark Rickets. For information click here.

Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK webinar 

5 March, 7pm to 9pm

Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK brings together professionals in nursing, midwifery science, NHS England and faith leaders to discuss the Covid-19 vaccines. This event is being held to allow health and social care workers and, as well as the public, to have their questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines addressed by experts.

Waltham Forest council Covid-19 Facebook briefing

Wednesday 3 March, 5.30pm

Q&A session for local people on Covid, testing and vaccination.

London wide: Covid-19, Vaccination & The Black Community 

Saturday 27 February 2021, 1pm 

Q&A sessions with members of London’s black community including GPs and pastors. Send questions to Register via  Zoom, Meeting ID: 857 0309 1870, Passcode: 0000

COVID-19 vaccine webinar in Spanish and Portuguese

Saturday 27 February, 12.30pm-1.30pm

The Latin American Women’s Right Service is hosting a webinar to share factual information about the COVID-19 vaccines in Spanish and Portuguese. Join the webinar. For more information, see the event flyers in Spanish and Portuguese

Waltham Forest 

Thursday 25 February, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Emmanuel Community Church will host a vaccination event at their premises on Greenleaf Road in Walthamstow where anyone who has not yet had their first vaccine dose but is over the age of 65 or is over the age of 18 and has one of the conditions listed can come and be vaccinated between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. To book an appointment to do this please call 020 8509 3128 or email

Hackney and City of London Covid-19 Q&A session

Thursday 25 February 2021, 5pm

Residents are invited to join Dr Sandra Husbands, director of public health for City and Hackney, and Hackney Mayor Phil Glanville for a live Q&A session about the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine.

Waltham Forest Covid-19 forum for parents and carers of children with disabilities or special educational needs

Wednesday 24 February, 7pm

The event will be invite only and joining details will be published on the Waltham Forest Parent Carer Forum website

Barking & Dagenham Public event 

Thursday 18 February, 7pm

Local GPs and medical experts will be on hand to provide the latest information about the roll out of the vaccination programme in Barking and Dagenham, and to answer your questions about the different vaccines on offer.

Tower Hamlets Virtual Covid-19 vaccination Q&A and panel discussion

Wed 17 Feb 

Watch back recording: Tower Hamlets council hosted a live virtual discussion and Q&A session Wednesday 17 February, where we answered questions from residents on the Covid-19 vaccine.

South Asian Communities COVID 19 Facebook livestream

Wednesday 17 February, 7pm

Tailored, session to hear the experiences of the local South Asian community leaders and consider any support required.

Live with the leader with Cllr Darren Rodwell and Dr Sharma Facebook

Monday 8 February, 7pm

Facebook event with Cllr Darren Rodwell and Dr Sharma

Redbridge Muslim Parents Association Q+A

Saturday 6 February, 7pm

A Q+A with Redbridge Director of Public Health

South Asian Communities COVID 19 Facebook livestream

Wednesday 3 February, 7pm

Tailored, session to hear the experiences of the local South Asian community leaders and consider any support required.

South Asian Communities COVID 19 webinar 

Tuesday 2 February, 7pm

Tailored, session to hear the experiences of the local South Asian community leaders and consider any support required.

B+D Public event Havering Public event 

Sunday 28 January, 4pm

Find out about the vaccination roll-out and what is happening locally to help reduce COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations.

COVID Facebook Livestream LBWF/CCG

Sunday 21 January, 4pm

A two-weekly briefing and Q&A session for local people on COVID, testing and vaccination. Chaired by the Leader, with key speakers Director of Public Health and CCG clinician – either Ken Aswani or Asad Ashraf.

Redbridge Public Q+A event

Saturday 20 January

Join our live online public meeting to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Redbridge with leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal, and our Director of Public Health, Gladys Xavier. The panel will consist of Dr Anil Mehta, Chair of Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group and Dr Magda Smith, Chief Medical Officer, at Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. 



Updated: 26/11/2021