Getting booster vaccines: Where are the walk-in covid vaccination centres across Newcastle as we enter April?

Walk-in vaccination centres are open across Newcastle in the New Year. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)Walk-in vaccination centres are open across Newcastle in the New Year. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Walk-in vaccination centres are open across Newcastle in the New Year. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Local councils are continuing to offer all three vaccinations to the public.

According to the most recent Government data, over 39 million people across the UK have received their booster vaccine to assist in the fight against Coronavirus, but with the Omicron variant seen as a bigger threat than ever, councils are looking to ensure more of the population can pick up their vaccinations.

Anyone aged 12 or over can now receive the first and second dose of the vaccine, while people aged 16 and over were given the ability to pick up their booster in December.

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Anyone aged between 12 and 15 years old will need to bring one of the following to the vaccination site if they are getting their booster:

- A letter from their GP or hospital specialist about their high risk condition

- A letter from their GP or hospital specialist of the person they live with, confirming that anyone they live with should get a booster dose.

Spring booster vaccines are now available to many of the elderly across Newcastle. This group will have had their initial booster between September and October 2021 and are being advised to pick up a fourth dose around six months after their third. This group includesanyone aged 12 or above who are immunosuppressed, anyone aged 75 or over and residents in a care home for older adults.

Where are the walk-in vaccination sites across Newcastle?

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Following a series of opening dates across the back end of 2021, sites across Newcastle are opening their doors for walk-in vaccinations.

All further information including which ages are able to get vaccinated at each site is available on the Newcastle City Council website.

The NHS walk-in vaccine buses are also running throughout the opening month of 2022. The opening times and sites are as follows:

Tuesday April 19

Heymarket Metro Station’s regular vaccination site will be open between 9:00am and 7:00pm offering the Pfizer vaccine to anyone aged 12 or over while the Byker Community Trust and Outer West Customer Service Centre will be offering the same vaccine to those aged 16 and over between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

Wednesday April 20

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The following day will see two spots open across the city. Heaton Baptist Church will be open and offering Pfizer doses to anyone aged 16 or over between 10:00am and 5:00pm while anyone aged 12 or over can pick up a dose at Newcastle Trampoline Park between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Haymarket Metro Station will be offering vaccines to those aged 12 and over between 10:00am and 4:00pm while anyone aged 16 and over can head to Venerable Bede Church between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Anyone wanting to book a vaccination can do so through the National Booking System. This will give the public a wider variety of vaccination spots across the city with many based in pharmacies. These Pharmacies include Boots and Superdrug with a full list available online.

The National Booking System also gives the public the ability to get vaccinated in large vaccination sites across the North East. These include Newcastle Racecourse and the Centre For Life in the City Centre.