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.
On this page
- Is the vaccine safe?
- Where can I get vaccinated?
- Vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds
- Support to get vaccinated
- Frequently asked questions
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.
Vaccines are available via a number of routes, including pre-booked appointments and drop-in sessions. Below are details of both options.
It is important to remember that if you have already had your first jab, when it comes time to have your second you need to have the same type as your first - for example Pfizer if you had Pfizer or Astra Zeneca if you had Astra Zeneca.
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.
Your details will be checked when you arrive at the clinic and if you do not meet this criteria you will be turned away.
Vertu Motors Arena
Formerly known as the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena, the Vertu Motors Arena in Elswick has regular drop-in sessions.
|Tuesday 21st September||Pfizer + AZ||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am - 4pm|
|Wednesday 22nd September||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am - 4pm|
|Thursday 23rd September||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am - 4pm|
|Wednesday 29th September||Pfizer + AZ||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am - 6pm|
|Thursday 30th September||Pfizer + AZ||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||1pm - 8pm|
Our Vaccine Buses, supported by Newcastle GP Services, is travelling all over the city providing vaccines to communities who may have a low vaccine uptake or need second doses.
The bus offers a mix of drop-in sessions or invite only appointments - the invitations for these appointments will be sent as SMS messages by local GPs or the Council.
Drop-in sessions will be first come, first served and no ID is required.
Vaccine bus locations
|Monday 20 - Friday 24 September||Newcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QB||Pfizer||10am - 3pm||Monument||16+|
|Monday 20 - Friday 24 September||Newcastle College Car Park, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, NE4 7SA||Pfizer||10am - 5pm||Monument||16+|
|Friday 24 September||Osborne Road (near Osbornes Bar) Jesmond, NE2 2TD (taxi rank area)||Pfizer||10am - 5pm||North Jesmond||16+|
|Saturday 25 September||Newcastle University, King's Walk, NE1 8QB (outside the Student Union building)||Pfizer||10am - 3pm||Monument||16+|
|Saturday 25 September||Millennium Bridge, alongside the Pitcher and Piano (turning circle)||Pfizer||4 - 8pm||Monument||16+|
|Sunday 26 September||Morrison's car park West Denton||Pfizer||10am - 4pm||Callerton and Throckley||16+|
|Sunday 26 September||Outside North Jesmond Metro Station (opposite the Lonsdale Hotel), NE2 3HQ||Pfizer e||5pm - 8pm||North Jesmond||16+|
|Monday 27 - Thursday 30 September||Newcastle College Car Park, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, NE4 7SA||Pfizer only||10am - 5pm||Monument||16+|
|Thursday 30 September||Osborne Road (near Osbornes Bar) Jesmond, NE2 2TD (taxi rank area)||Pfizer only||6 - 9pm||North Jesmond||16+|
Pop-up Sessions - more added all the time!
Grab a jab at one of our Drop In Clinics. 1st and 2nd dose available - more pop up sessions are added all the time so keep checking back to see if a session in your community has been added.
|Monday 20 September||Northumbria University, Quadrant (close to Student Union)||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Tuesday 21 September||Northumbria University, Claude Gibb Accommodation||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Wednesday 22 September||Northumbria University, Northumberland Road||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Thursday 23 September||Northumbria University, Quadrant (close to Student Union)||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Monday 27 September||Northumbria University, Quadrant (close to Student Union)||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Tuesday 28 September||Northumbria University, Claude Gibb accommodation||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Wednesday 29 September||Northumbria University, Northumberland Road||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
|Thursday 30 September||Northumbria University, Quadrant (close to Student Union)||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||12 noon - 8pm|
Centre For Life - walk-in service
The Centre For Life large vaccine centre is currently offering both bookable and a walk-in, no appointment needed service for all over 16s.
This will run every day from 9am - 6pm.
Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses available. The second dose must be at least 8 weeks after your first.
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
- Superdrug Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
- Quayside Pharmacy
- Wellfield Pharmacy at Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus
- Ponteland Road Pharmacy
- Shieldfield Pharmacy
- Health Hut Pharmacy & Clinic, Gosforth
- Regent Christian Fellowship, Regent Chapel
- Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth
Large vaccination sites
Large vaccination sites have lots of appointments, with more being added all the time. They have the most options in terms of times if you are looking to book an appointment at a set time and date.
All large vaccination site appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.
They include :
Vertu Motors Arena (formerly the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena)
The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre
The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (located in Washington).
Sixteen and 17 year olds are now eligible for vaccination and can visit any of the drop in sessions listed on this page, or the vaccine bus, to get their jab.
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
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.