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. You will be invited to have your booster around 6 months from your last dose, but you can have it from 3 months.

If you are eligible for a flu vaccine, you may be able to have them at the same time – if not please go ahead anyway, you can catch up with the other vaccine later.

Who is eligible for the Autumn Booster & 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 covid booster and flu vaccination are those in receipt of carers allowance or who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person.

The autumn programme is targeted at those at high risk of the complications of COVID-19 infection and flu, who may have not been vaccinated for a few months.

As the number of COVID-19 and flu infections may increase over the winter, this dose should help reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 or flu. The vaccine may also provide some protection against mild COVID-19 infection but such protection does not last for long.

How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment by:

  • Going to a walk-in COVID-19 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 COVID-19 vaccines you will be invited to make an appointment)
  • Through your care home
  • Booking online through the national booking service (from the 18th of September)

If you have a COVID-19 positive result, when can you have your booster?

If you are unwell, wait until you have recovered to have your vaccine. There is no need to wait 4 weeks after having had COVID-19, provided you are well. You should not attend a vaccine appointment if you think you could be infectious to others.

COVID-19 Vaccines in use this Autumn

You will be given a booster dose of a vaccine made by Pfizer, Moderna or Sanofi. These vaccines are updated forms of the vaccines used in previous campaigns and produce slightly higher levels of antibody against some strains of Omicron.

For a very small number of people, another vaccine product may be advised by your doctor.

The Sanofi vaccine contains an adjuvant (a chemical used to improve the immune response to the virus). This vaccine will only be offered to older people, who may respond less well to vaccines. The adjuvant in the COVID-19 vaccine is similar to the one used in the flu vaccine which is routinely given to over 65-year-olds. The NHS website has more information about vaccine ingredients.

Please accept the vaccination that is offered to you as soon as you are able to – you will be offered the right vaccine for you at the right time.

You will be invited for your booster, your GP may offer you the vaccine or you can book using the NHS app for Apple or Android. You can also find your nearest walk-in vaccination site from the NHS website.

Waiting after you have your vaccine

If you have a history of allergies, or if you had a reaction immediately after a previous dose, you may be advised to stay for 15 minutes after the vaccine. Please make sure you tell the vaccinator.

Who cannot take up the offer of the Autumn Booster

There are very few people who should not have this booster. If you have had a severe reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine you should discuss this with your doctor.

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.


Clinics this week

Details of available clinics are updated once confirmed. 


Tuesday 26 September

Location Type Eligibility  Time
Asda, Benwell, NE4 6QA (bus)

Flu and Covid vaccines    Health check
Blood Pressure

All 10am - 5pm


Tuesday 27 September

Location Type Eligibility  Time

Morrisons. Byker, NE6 1EJ (bus)

Flu and Covid vaccines
Health check
Blood Pressure

All 10am - 5pm


Saturday 30 September

Location Type Eligibility  Time
100 bus stop, Old Eldon Square (bus)

Flu and Covid vaccines Health check
Blood Pressure

All 9am - 5pm

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 Road Pharmacy
  • Denton Turret Pharmacy
  • Douglas Pharmacy
  • Falcons Pharmacy - Dinnington
  • Farah Chemist - Benwell
  • Fawdon Park Pharmacy
  • Great Park Pharmacy
  • Jhoots Pharmacy
  • Kenton Park Sports Centre  (Wellfield Pharmacy) (aged 5 plus vaccinations)
  • Knights Pharmacy - Heaton Road
  • Knights Pharmacy - Shields Road
  • Knights Meadows Pharmacy - Fawdon
  • Molineux Pharmacy
  • Northumbria University - Coach Lane Campus (Wellfield Pharmacy) (aged 5 plus vaccinations)
  • Parkside Pharmacy
  • Ponteland Road
  • Quayside Pharmacy
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • St Anthonys Pharmacy
  • Walker Pharmacy
  • Walkergate Pharmacy
  • Well Gosforth - High Street
  • Well Kenton
  • West Denton Community Centre (Middle Warren Pharmacy) (aged 5 plus vaccinations)
  • West End Pharmacy
  • West Road Pharmacy

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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