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  for more information.

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How can I get vaccinated?

Timing of the Autumn Booster & Flu Vaccine

You should be offered an appointment between September and December, with those at highest risk being called in first. 

Who is eligible for the Flu Vaccine?

A dose will be offered to:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults
  • All adults aged 65 and over
  • Frontline health and social care staff
  • Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Immunisation Green Book, COVID-19 chapter
  • Persons aged 12 to 64 who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression
  • Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers (as defined in the Green Book) and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • Carers eligible to receive the flu vaccination are those in receipt of carers allowance or who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person.

How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment by:

  • Going to a walk-in vaccination site, these are sometimes advertised on the NHS website
  • Local pharmacies (list of pharmacies below)
  • A local NHS service, such as a GP surgery (if your GP practice is delivering flu vaccines you will be invited to make an appointment)
  • Through your care home
  • Booking online through the national booking service


Catching up with missed doses

If you have not been vaccinated before or if you have missed a previous booster, you should still go ahead – you will not need another dose.


Flu vaccines for pregnant women

The RVI are offering Flu vaccinations to pregnant women in the new vaccination hub within the antenatal clinic at the RVI. 

The service runs Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Anyone is welcome to drop-in, either specifically for vaccination, or whilst attending the hospital for another appointment. 

Clinics this week

Details of available clinics are updated once confirmed. Please note vaccines via these clinics are for those aged over 18 and to be eligible you must be aged over 65, immunosuppressed and/or clinically vulnerable. 

Other places to get vaccinated

Community Pharmacies

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

Not all pharmacies offer walk in appointments, please check before visiting or book an appointment through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Pharmacies are listed below: 

  • Brunton Park Pharmacy
  • Chapel House Pharmacy (aged 5 plus vaccinations)
  • Cockerton Pharmacy (aged 5 plus vaccinations)
  • Denton Turret Pharmacy
  • Douglas Pharmacy
  • Falcons Pharmacy - Dinnington
  • Farah Chemist - Benwell
  • Fawdon Park Pharmacy
  • Great Park Pharmacy
  • Knights Pharmacy - Heaton Road
  • Knights Pharmacy - Shields Road
  • Knights Meadows Pharmacy - Fawdon
  • Molineux Pharmacy
  • Parkside Pharmacy
  • Ponteland Road
  • Quayside Pharmacy
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • St Anthonys Pharmacy
  • Walker Pharmacy
  • Walkergate Pharmacy
  • West Denton Community Centre (Middle Warren Pharmacy) (aged 5 plus vaccinations)
  • West End Pharmacy

Health check ins

Newcastle GP Services are offering health advice, blood pressure checks and cholesterol monitoring via their Community Health Services team throughout Newcastle. Details of upcoming clinics will be listed are below when known or can be found on their website.

Date LocationTime
Thursday 7 MarchALDI, Walker Road, NE6 3LB 10am - 4pm
Friday 8 MarchSt. James Retail Park, Stamfordham Rd, NE5 2SF10am - 4pm
Monday 11 MarchWest Denton Community Centre, Hillhead Road, NE5 1DN10am - 4pm
Tuesday 12 MarchDilston Medical Centre, 23 Dilston Road, NE4 5AB 10am - 4pm
Thursday 14 MarchWest Denton Community Centre, Hillhead Road, NE5 1DN10am - 4pm
Friday 15 MarchDilston Medical Centre, 23 Dilston Road, NE4 5AB 10am - 4pm
Monday 18 MarchSainsburys Throckley, Newburn Road, NE15 9AF10am - 4pm
Tuesday 19 MarchLIDL Benwell Lane, Bishop's Road, NE15 6RS10am - 4pm
Thursday 21 MarchSainsburys Throckley, Newburn Road, NE15 9AF 10am - 4pm
Friday 22 MarchLIDL Benwell Lane, Bishop's Road, NE15 6RS10am - 4pm

Vaccine safety

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.

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

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