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.

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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.

Where can I get vaccinated?

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. If you are eligible for a Booster vaccine it must have been at least 182 days 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. 

Booster Vaccines 

The following people are eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, this will provide additional protection from the virus as we enter Winter.

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults 
  • all adults aged 50 or over
  • frontline health and social care workers 
  • all those aged 16 - 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19
  • Adult carers
  • Adults living with someone who is immunosuppressed 

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has advised that the booster jab should be offered no earlier than six months after the first course of vaccination.

The NHS will contact you directly when it is your turn for a booster and invite you to a clinic that is at a time and place suitable for you. Some of our clinics detailed below are also offering walk-in Booster vaccine jabs - remember it must have been at least 182 days since your second dose and you must be part of the criteria listed above. 

Booster programme FAQs. 

12 - 15 year old vaccines 

Vaccines will be offered to all 12 - 15 year olds through their School Immunisation Service. Your child's school will contact you directly with further information, including how to consent to the vaccine. 

On Friday October 22, parents should have received a letter from their child's school advising them that appointments for vaccinations for 12 - 15 year olds will be added to the National Booking System.

Young people will be offered just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, providing protection to themselves and reducing transmission in their household, the vaccine will also prevent lost learning and protect time in education by reducing the number of school closures and isolation periods. 

The vaccine is safe and effective and the UK's Chief Medical Officers have confirmed the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks. Your child can also have the flu vaccine - including the nasal spray vaccine - at the same time as the Covid vaccine without impacting on the effectiveness of both vaccinations. It is the simplest way to get fully protected this winter. 

Vaccines will only be given to children when the parent has given full written consent.

If you have any concerns about the vaccination programme you should discuss this with your child's school or your GP. 

12 - 15 Vaccination FAQs. 

Newcastle Racecourse (NE3 5HP)

Appointments and drop-in clinics are available for 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer and Astra Zeneca. The vaccine availability detailed below is for walk-in appointments only, alternative vaccines may be available through bookings made through the national booking system.

Date  Vaccine Dose(s) Age Session Times
More dates to be added soon Pfizer 1st - 2nd - Booster

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Drop-in and appointment 10am - 5pm

Vaccine Bus 

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

Date Location Vaccine Time Ward Age Group
Tuesday 26 October 500 Elswick Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8ED Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Elswick

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Tuesday 26 October Outer West Customer Service Centre
West Denton Way 
NE5 2RA
 
Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Denton and Westerhope

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Wednesday 27 October Eat End Pool, NE6 1AL Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Byker

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Wednesday 27 October Farndale Road park
Farndale Road
NE4 8TT
 
Pfizer only 10am - 3pm Benwell

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Thursday 28 October Newcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QB Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Monument

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Thursday 28 October Northumbria University campus 
NE1 8SG
 
Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Monument

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Friday 29 October

West Road Trampoline Park and Gym 

NE49LG

Pfizer only 10am - 5pm West Fenham

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Friday 29 October Chillingham Road
NE6 5LL
 
Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Heaton

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Friday 29 October Osborne Road, near Osbornes Bar, NE2 2TD (taxi rank area) Pfizer only 6pm - 9pm North Jesmond

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Saturday 30 October Westfield Social Club
Westgate Road
NE4 9PR
 
Pfizer only 10am - 5pm Elswick

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

Sunday 31 October Quayside Market Pfizer only 10am - 4pm Monument

16 - 17 - First Dose

18+ - First/Second Dose

Booster for those eligible

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. 

Date Location Vaccine Session Time

Tuesday 26 October

Molineux Street Health Centre  - NE6 1SG Pfizer Appointment only 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 26 October Benwell Healthworks 
NE4 8BE 
Pfizer Appointment only 4pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday 26 October Lemington Centre
NE15 8RZ 
Pfizer Appointment only 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 27 October Molineux Street Health Centre  - NE6 1SG Pfizer Appointment only 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 27 October Benwell Healthworks 
NE4 8BE 
Pfizer Appointment only 4pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday 27 October Lemington Centre
NE15 8RZ 
Pfizer Appointment only 4pm - 7.30pm
Thursday 28 October Molineux Street Health Centre  - NE6 1SG Pfizer Appointment only 9am-5pm
Thursday 28 October Benwell Healthworks 
NE4 8BE 
Pfizer Appointment only 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Thursday 28 October Lemington Centre
NE15 8RZ 
Pfizer Appointment only 1pm - 4.30pm
Friday 29 October Molineux Street Health Centre  - NE6 1SG Pfizer Appointment only 9am - 5pm
Friday 29 October Benwell Healthworks 
NE4 8BE   
Pfizer Appointment only 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Friday 29 October Lemington Centre
NE15 8RZ 
Pfizer Appointment only 12pm - 7.30pm
Saturday 30 October Molineux Street Health Centre  - NE6 1SG Pfizer Appointment only 9am - 5pm

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. 

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
  • Asda Pharmacy, Byker
  • Meadows Pharmacy, Fawdon

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 :

Newcastle Racecourse 

The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre

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

Vaccines for 16 and 17 year olds

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.

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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