New COVID-19 Vaccine Update #11: 32-year-olds, and 8 weeks to 2nd dose

Anyone aged 32, or who will be 32 on 1st July is now able to book a covid-19 vaccine appointment. You can book online through the NHS Vaccination website here.

Patients who had their first doses in the week of 24th March are being invited back for their second. For those who had their first appointment after that date, you should have been able to book both jabs at the same time. If this wasn’t the case, then you can book a second appointment via the nation booking system.

Since the vaccine programme began in late December, nearly 38 million people have received a first vaccination. Over 22 million people have also had a second jab, giving longer lasting protection. The latest figures can be found on the Government vaccine dashboard.

The national booking system has appointments at the mass vaccinations sites – the nearest being Centre for Life in Newcastle and Newcastle Eagles (details in our vaccines FAQ). You will be able to book your first and second vaccination appointments at the same time.

If you cannot book online, we’d ask patients to call the national booking line directly on 119, rather than calling the practice.

Bringing forward second vaccines

Patients in priority groups 1-9 – those 50 or over or with health conditions – now have the option to bring their second jab forward to 8 weeks rather than 12.

To do this, patients will need to book a second appointment via the national booking system at this link.

If you are unable to book through the system, please email Newcastle GP Services (NGPS), who are coordinating vaccinations across the city, at ngps.covidvaccination@nhs.net including your name, date of birth, contact number, date of first vaccine, original second dose booking appointment and type of first vaccine.

You will need to enter your details, including your NHS number and date of your first vaccination, then choose your preferred location and date.

Status by Group:

All current statuses, availability and actions are shown below, with changes in bold with asterisks.

PriorityGroupAvailabilityAction
1Care Home residents and carersYes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine

2nd dose: These are scheduled through care homes
280+, Front line health workersYes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
3Aged 75-79Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
4Aged 70-74Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
5Aged 65-69Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
6Aged 16-64 with health conditionsYes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
7Aged 60-64Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available)

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
8Aged 55-59Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available).

2nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
9Aged 50-54Yes1st dose: All patients have been offered the vaccine. Contact us if you have not (appointments may not be immediately available).

22nd dose: Reminders are being sent to patients who had their first jab in the week of 24th March.
10Aged 40-49YesBook through the national covid vaccine booking system. First and second appointments can be booked at the same time.
11*Aged 30-39YesAnyone aged 32 and over (or will be 32 before 1 July) can now book online through the national booking system. First and second appointments can be booked at the same time.
12Aged 18-30WaitNone

Additional Information (Updated 24/05/21)

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