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?

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
  • anyone aged 12 to 15 who has a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • anyone aged 12 to 15 who lives with someone who has a weakened immune system

Please note that if you are 12 to 15 years old you will need to bring either:

  • your letter, text or email inviting you to get your booster dose
  • a letter from your GP or hospital specialist about your high risk condition
  • 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

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.

Children aged 5 to 11 years old 

All children aged 5 to 11 years can now receive two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

This is a non-urgent offer, following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) review of evidence.

Children aged 5-11 will be offered two 10 mcg doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 12 weeks apart.

Parents and carers can, if they want, take up the offer to increase protection against potential future waves of COVID-19, as we learn to live with this virus. 

This follows the rollout of the vaccine to children aged 5-11 who are in a clinical risk group, or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, on JCVI advice.

Families of these groups of children have received invitations via their GP or NHS specialist to attend for their vaccines.

Parents and carers can now book via the National Booking Service online or by calling 119. Appointments are available to book at the Centre for Life and will soon be offered at other community venues.

Spring vaccination programme – Fourth dose 

Many of the oldest adults, and therefore most vulnerable, will have received their most recent vaccine dose in September or October 2021.

These individuals are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 and with the lapse of time, their immunity derived from vaccination may wane substantially before autumn.

Therefore, as a precautionary strategy for 2022, JCVI advises a spring (fourth) dose, around 6 months after the last vaccine dose, should be offered to: 
•    adults aged 75 years and over 
•    residents in a care home for older adults 
•    individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed

Clinics this week

Saturday 6 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Grainger Market Pfizer All 12+ No 9am to 5pm

Sunday 7 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Haymarket Metro Station Pfizer All 12+ No 10am to 6pm

Tuesday 9 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Haymarket Metro Station Pfizer All 12+ No 9am to 6pm

Wednesday 10 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Hodgkin Park family event, NE15 6JL Pfizer All 12+ No 9am to 6pm

Thursday 11 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Haymarket Metro Station Pfizer All 12+ No 9am to 6pm

Friday 12 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Grainger Market Pfizer All 12+ No 9am to 5pm

Saturday 13 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Grainger Market Pfizer All 12+ No 9am to 5pm

Sunday 14 August

Location Vaccine Dose Age Appointment required? Time
Haymarket Metro Station Pfizer All 12+ No 10am to 6pm

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.

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)

  • Quayside Pharmacy
  • Ponteland Road Pharmacy
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • Church of Ascension, Creighton Avenue  
  • Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth
  • Farah Chemist, Benwell
  • Meadows Pharmacy, Fawdon
  • Middle Warren Pharmacy, West Denton

Large vaccination sites

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

They include :

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

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.

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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