How to book a Covid booster in Newcastle plus pre-book and walk-in locations
How to get your Covid-19 vaccination in Newcastle - and details on how to book your booster shot.
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Covid booster jabs look set to be opened up to millions more UK adults this winter, with the government likely to announce emergency measure to extend the current rules.
A decision from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on both expanding the programme and cutting the gap before a third dose could come as early as Monday (29 November), in an attempt to limit the spread of the new Omicron variant.
In need of a booster? Here’s how to book - and locations where they are available.
Who is eligible for the Covid booster
The following groups are eligible for the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which will be third jab received by said groups as an additional protection from the virus.
- People living in residential care homes.
- ALL adults over the age of 40.
- Health and social care workers on the NHS frontline.
- ALL people in the age bracket 16 - 49 with underlying health conditions.
- ALL adult carers.
- Plus, adults living with someone who is immunosuppressed.
How to get your Covid booster vaccination
If they haven’t already, the NHS will contact you directly when you are eligible for the booster.
You will then be invited to a clinic for the administering of the jab, much like the first two rounds of vaccination. As before, you can book location and time which suits.
As well as the pre-booked sites there are also walk-in centres available.
However, there is one key rule to remember - in order to get the third dose, 182 must have passed since your second.
All pharmacy appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.
Where can I get vaccinated?
Vaccinations can be pre-booked or the jab can be administered at drop-in sites.
Here’s a list of some of the sites across Newcastle with availability.
Newcastle Racecourse: First, second and booster jabs for all eligible ages and groups.
The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre: Bookable and walk-in available. Every day from 9am to 6pm. Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses available.
The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (Washington)
Grainger Market: Open every Monday, 10am - 5pm, for first, second, and booster doses. No appointment needed.
Boots Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre: Accepting walk-ins and pre-booked
Superdrug Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
Quayside Pharmacy: Accepting walk-ins
Wellfield Pharmacy at Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus
Ponteland Road Pharmacy
Health Hut Pharmacy & Clinic, Gosforth: Accepting walk-ins.
Church of Ascension, Creighton Avenue
Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth
Whitworth Chemist, Elswick
Brunton Park Pharmacy
Asda Pharmacy, Gosforth
Farah Chemist, Benwell
Meadows Pharmacy, Fawdon
Vaccine bus locations
Newcastle has a number of vaccine bus locations set up this week - and below is a list of where you can pop in for your third dose.
Monkchester Community Centre, Monkchester Road Walker NE6 2LJ: Monday, November 29, 10am-5pm. PZ and booster.
Bewick Street, Newcastle: Monday, November 29, 6pm-9pm. PZ and booster.
Outer West Customer Service Centre, West Denton, NE5 2RA: Tuesday, November 30, 10am-5pm. PZ and booster.
City Baths, Northumberland Road, NE1 8SG: Wednesday, December 1, 10am-5pm. PZ and booster.
The Beacon, Westgate Road, NE4 9PQ: Thursday, December 2, 10am-4.30pm. PZ and booster.
Chillingham Road, NE6 5LL: Friday, December 3, 10am-5pm. PZ and booster.
Osborne Road, near Osbornes Bar, NE2 2TD (taxi rank area): Friday, December 3, 6pm-9pm. PZ and booster.
Kingston Park Community Centre, Brunton lane, NE3 2SW: Saturday, December 4, 10am-5pm. PZ and booster.
Quayside Market: Sunday, December 5, 10am-4pm. PZ and booster.