Kids aged between 12 and 15 can now get their Covid-19 vaccine via a walk-in clinic in Newcastle.
On Saturday, children will be able to get vaccinated at the Grainger Market without an appointment as the walk-in clinic at the Grade I listed building is extended.
Previously, children in this age group have only been able to receive a jab from their school immunisation team or by booking an appointment through the national booking system.
The clinic, first opened on Monday, November 22, had previously only offered first, second and booster jabs, however now every Saturday in December, excluding bank holidays, it will be open for those aged 12 and above.
A Newcastle City Council statement offers advice for any children thinking of using it.
It reads: “People under the age of 16 are advised to attend with a parent or guardian where possible, though children attending on their own and who consent to vaccination could still receive the jab following a consultation with an on-site clinician.”
Dr Natalie Crowe, Clinical Lead for the Newcastle Local Covid Vaccination Service: “We know that the vaccine is safe and effective and with just a few weeks until Christmas we really want to make sure everyone in Newcastle is protected from Covid so we can have a great time over the holidays. I would urge families to take the opportunity to pop into the Grainger Market this Saturday, and get their loved ones vaccinated.”