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. 

Spring booster eligibility

COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered a spring booster of COVID-19 vaccine.

Timing of the spring booster

You should be offered an appointment between April and June, 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 turning 75 years of age between April and June, you will be called for vaccination during the campaign; you do not have to wait for your birthday.

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. If you have had confirmed COVID-19 you should ideally wait 4 weeks before having your Spring booster. You should not attend a vaccine appointment if you are self-isolating or waiting for a COVID-19 test.

Vaccines in use this spring

You will be given a booster dose of a vaccine made by Pfizer, Moderna or Sanofi and approved in the UK. These vaccines have been updated since the original vaccines and target different COVID-19 variants. For a very small number of people another vaccine product may be advised by your doctor.

These updated vaccines boost protection well, and give slightly higher levels of antibody against the more recent strains of COVID-19 (Omicron) than the vaccines you would have received previously.

As we cannot predict which variants of COVID-19 will be circulating this spring and summer, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has concluded that all of these vaccines can be used and that no one should delay vaccination to receive a different vaccine.

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.

Who cannot take up the offer of a spring 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 yet had either of your first 2 doses of the vaccine (or a third dose for those with a weakened immune system) you should have them as soon as possible.

If you are eligible and you have missed an earlier booster, you should have a dose this spring to catch up. You will not need another dose during the summer.

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.


Clinics this week

Tuesday 6 June

Location Type Eligibility  Time

100 bus stop, Old Eldon Square (Bus)

Spring Booster
Health check
Blood Pressure

Check NHS website 9am - 5pm


Wednesday 7 June

Location Type Eligibility  Time
Benwell Lane, NE15 6RS (bus)

Spring Booster
Health check
Blood Pressure

Check NHS website 9am - 5pm


Friday 9 June

Location Type Eligibility  Time
St Martin's Centre, Byker (bus)

Spring Booster
Health check
Blood Pressure

Check NHS website 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.

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, Quayside
  • Ponteland Road Pharmacy, Cowgate
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth
  • Meadows Pharmacy, Fawdon
  • Middle Warren Pharmacy, West Denton Community Centre
  • Molineux Pharmacy
  • Well Gosforth, High Street Gosforth
  • Well Kenton, Arlington Avenue, Montague Estate
  • Coach Lane, Northumbria University Campus
  • Walkergate Pharmacy, Benfield Road
  • St Anthony’s Pharmacy, St Anthony’s Road
  • Knights Heaton Road Pharmacy
  • Knights Shields Road, Byker
  • Kenton Park Sports Centre, Anfield Road, Kenton

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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