How to get your Covid-19 Vaccination in Newcastle

How to get your Covid-19 Vaccination in Newcastle

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

View our vaccination information summary leaflet or read a more detailed information booklet here.

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How can I get vaccinated?

Vaccines are available via a number of routes, including pre-booked appointments and drop-in sessions. 

It also must have been at least eight weeks since you had your first vaccine - This is to ensure your vaccinations are as effective as they can be. To be eligible for a Booster vaccine it must have been at least three months since your second dose. 

Your details will be checked when you arrive at the clinic and if you do not meet this criteria you will be turned away. 

Please note, the vaccine available on site (Pfizer or Moderna) is subject to change at short notice. If you have concerns or questions, please discuss with one of the on-site clinicians.

Booster Vaccines 

Booster vaccines will be offered to everyone over the age of 16, and those aged 16 years and over who are at an increased risk.
 
At present, those eligible to book an appointment for a booster dose or attend a walk-in site include:
•    people aged 16 and over
•    people who live and work in care homes
•    frontline health and social care workers
•    aged 12 to 15 and you have a condition that means you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 – you’ll need to bring your letter, text or email inviting you to get your booster dose or a letter from your GP or hospital specialist about your condition
•    aged 12 to 15 and you live with someone who has a weakened immune system – you’ll need to bring your letter, text or email inviting you to get your booster dose, or a letter from the GP or hospital specialist of the person you live with confirming that anyone they live with should get a booster dose

 
Younger age groups will be offered a booster dose once more vulnerable groups have been offered theirs. You will be contacted by the NHS when you are eligible.
 
You can book an appointment for your booster dose if it has been two months since you received a second dose, but you will not receive a booster until it has been three months since your second dose.

Thursday January 27

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Molineux Street Health Centre, Byker, NE6 1SG Pfizer All 16+ No 5pm - 7pm
Lemington Centre, NE15 8RZ Pfizer All 16+ No 9am - 4pm
Newcastle University (Bus) Pfizer All 12+ No

10am - 12.45pm;
1.30pm - 5pm

The Beacon, NE4 9BQ (Bus) Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 4.30pm

 

Friday January 28

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Molineux Street Health Centre, Byker, NE6 1SG Pfizer All 16+ No 9am - 5pm
Grainger Market Pfizer All 16+ No 9.30am - 5pm
Benwell Healthworks, NE4 8BE Pfizer All 16+ No 1.30pm - 5.30pm
West Road Trampoline Park (Bus) Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 12.45pm;
1.30pm - 5pm
Chillingham Road (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 5pm
Osborne Road, Jesmond. Taxi rank area (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 6pm - 9pm

 

Saturday January 29

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Molineux Street Health Centre, Byker, NE6 1SG Pfizer All 16+ No 9am - 2pm
Grainger Market Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 12.45pm
1.30pm - 5pm
Newbiggin Hall GP Practice Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 12.45pm
1.30pm - 5pm
Kingston Park Community Centre (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 5pm
Sainsbury's, Throckley (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 5pm

 

Sunday January 30

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Molineux Street Health Centre, Byker, NE6 1SG Pfizer All 16+ No 9am - 2pm
West Road Medical Centre Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 12.45pm
1.30pm - 5pm
Quayside Market (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 4pm
ASDA, Byker Shopping Park (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 4pm

 

Monday January 31

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Grainger Market Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 5pm
Fenham Library Pfizer All 12+ No 10:45 - 5.15pm
West End Library (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 6pm

 

Tuesday February 1

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Lemington Centre, NE15 8RZ Pfizer All 12+ No 3pm - 7pm
Old Eldon Square (Bus) Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 5pm

 

Wednesday February 2

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Newcastle Racecourse Pfizer All 12+ No 2pm - 6pm
East End Pool (Bus) Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 5pm
Newcastle College (Bus) Pfizer All 16+ No 10am - 5pm

 

Thursday February 3

Location Vaccine Dose(s) Age Appointment required? Time
Molineux Street Health Centre, Byker, NE6 1SG Pfizer All 12+ No 2pm - 6pm
Newcastle University Students Union (Bus) Pfizer All 12+ No 10am - 5pm

 

Grainger Market

Open Saturdays, 10am-12.45pm and 1.30pm - 5pm, for first, second, and booster doses. It will also offer walk-in vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds. People under the age of 16 are advised to attend with a parent or guardian where possible, though children attending on their own and who consent to vaccination could still receive the jab following a consultation with an on-site clinician. 

Centre For Life 

The Centre For Life large vaccine centre is offering bookable appointments on a daily basis. Make an appointment through the national booking system.

Community Pharmacies

Pharmacies across Newcastle are now offering vaccinations, making it even easier to pop along and get your jab.

All pharmacy appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Pharmacies are listed below (More are being added all the time)

  • Boots Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre (accepts walk-ins)
  • Superdrug Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
  • Quayside Pharmacy (accepts walk-ins)
  • Wellfield Pharmacy at Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus
  • Ponteland Road Pharmacy
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • Health Hut Pharmacy & Clinic, Gosforth (accepts walk-ins)
  • Church of Ascension, Creighton Avenue  
  • Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth
  • Whitworth Chemist, Elswick
  • Brunton Park Pharmacy
  • Asda Pharmacy - Gosforth
  • Farah Chemist, Benwell
  • Meadows Pharmacy, Fawdon
  • Middles Warren Pharmacy, West Denton
  • Fairmans Pharmacy, Benton Road, Benton
  • Fairmans Pharmacy, Trevelyan Drive, NE5 4BP
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Kingston Park

Large vaccination sites

All large vaccination site appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

They include :

Newcastle Racecourse 

The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre

The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (located in Washington).

Is the vaccine safe?

The vaccine is our best route out of the pandemic and is already protecting millions of people across the country. All vaccines have to go through several stages of clinical trials before they can be approved for use.

You can find out more on the NHS website.

Whenever you book an appointment you will be given the most suitable vaccine for your age and medical history.

Serious side effects are extremely rare.

The council's Every Question Matters campaign can answer any of your vaccine questions or concerns.

There are three vaccines approved for use in the UK - Moderna, Astra Zeneca, and Pfizer. Which vaccine you receive will depend on a number of factors, including supply. Newcastle clinics have been supplied with increasing amounts of Moderna, find out more about this vaccine.

Advice for people having vaccination with Moderna or Pfizer 
Reactions are very rare, anaphylaxis is seen in 5:1 000 000 vaccines given. 15 minute wait is not necessary for all people vaccinated. 
Advice for all vaccinated- do not drive for at least 15 minutes following vaccine and do not drive if feeling unwell after vaccine. If you develop difficulty in breathing or noisy breathing, fainting episode, clammy skin, voice change, persistent cough or difficulty swallowing should be advised to phone 999. If develop itchy rash, light headedness or dizziness or lip tingling call 111. If they feel faint sit or lie down, fainting is relatively common and if no other symptoms and feeling well once sat/lying down for a few minutes then there is no need to call for help.

Exclusions
People should not have vaccine if they had an immediate anaphylactic reaction to previous COVID vaccination/PEG anaphylaxis and this has not been investigated or vaccine given in hospital under observation.
Some people should have a 15 minute wait minimum (up to 30 mins depending on timing and severity of previous reactions).
•    Previous history of anaphylaxis to other medications (15mins)
•    Previous immediate rash/reaction to COVID-19 vaccination (15 mins, 30 mins if delayed reaction)

Support to get vaccinated

Newcastle City Council’s Welfare and Wellbeing Team can support you to find a suitable vaccination and assist if you have special requirements, such as transport, to get your jab.

You can call them directly on the freephone telephone number 0800 170 7001

Frequently asked questions

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your community. 

Further information about the vaccination programme can be found below, in a number of different languages.

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