Covid vaccine walk in centre Newcastle: vaccination clinics near me for spring booster jab - who is eligible?

The fourth ‘spring’ booster jab is available for certain people, here are locations around Newcastle when you can get yours

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in many parts of the north east region, including in and around Newcastle.

If you are classed as vulnerable, you may be eligible to receive a fourth ‘spring booster’ vaccine to protect you further against Covid-19.

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Around 620,000 people are to be invited to receive a fourth Covid-19 vaccination, these invites are epexcted to be sent out from next week.

Here is all you need to know about who is eligible, how you will be contacted to receive a jab and where in Newcastle you can get one.

Who can get a spring booster jab?

The NHS has outlined who is eligible to receive a spring booster Covid-19 jab.

The jab is being offered to people aged 75 and over as well as all people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system.

If you have any of the below, you will be offered a booster jab

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose)

For the best protection from your spring booster, it is recommended that you wait six months from your last jab before receiving it.

How will I know when to go and get my spring booster jab?

The NHS are contacting people who are eligible for a fourth ‘spring booster’ jab via text or post.

You will be invited to get your jab through this, and you are asked to take the text/ letter with you when you get vaccinated.

If you feel you are eligible for a spring booster but have not received a letter or email, you can talk to someone at the vaccine centre who will help assess if it is the right time for you.

Here are seven locations in and around Newcastle where you can get your spring booster jab.

Centre for Life

Address: Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8.15am-6pm

This centre is for people aged 12 and above

Mail My Meds Pharmacy

Address: Infotel, Balliol Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8EW

Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am-5pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday 8.45am-5pm

This centre is for people aged 12 and over

Wallsend Memorial Hall

Address: The Wallsend Memorial Hall, Newcastle, NE28 6RN

Opening hours: Thursday 2pm-6pm

This centre is for people aged 12 and over

Coast Road Pharmacy

Address: 11 Coast Road, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE28 9HP

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday 11am-1.30pm

This centre is for people aged 12 and over

White Swan Centre

Address: White Swan Centre, Citadel East, Killingworth, Newcastle, NE12 6SS

Opening hours: Thursday 8am-12pm

This centre is for people aged 12 and over

St Paul’s House

Address: Unit 3 Eldon Street, Willington Quay, NE28 6NQ

Opening hours: Monday 10am-12pm

This centre is for people aged 12 and over

Collingwood Surgery

Address: Collingwood Surgery, Hawkeys Ln, North Shields, NE29 0SF

Opening hours: Saturday 9am-2pm

This centre is for people aged 5 and over