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.

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.

Date  Vaccine Dose(s) Age Session Times
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 

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
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. 

Date Location Vaccine Dose Time
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. 

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
  • 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).

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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