Getting your covid-19 vaccine is easier than ever, with more locations and no need to book.
Everyone over 18 can now get vaccinated. Currently, across the whole city, 46% of adults have had a vaccine, compared to the average of 83% across England. If you, or someone you know, hasn’t yet been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to do so.
About the vaccines
All available covid-19 vaccines are safe. They go through several stages of clinical trials before being approved. As with all vaccines, there is a chance of side effects. For most people these will be mild and pass quickly. Serious side effects are extremely rare.
When you book your appointment, you will be given the best type for you age group and medical history.
Making your vaccination plan
You have a choice of venues and times across Newcastle. Our interactive map below shows each location and what you need to do.
Getting vaccinated is quick and easy, so please don’t put it off. The sooner we all get vaccinated, the sooner life will be able to return to normal.
When restrictions are lifted – scheduled for 19th July – those who have been vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine after travelling to ‘amber list’ countries. From 16th August, if you’ve had both doses, you’ll no longer have to isolate if you’re tracked as a close contact of a confirmed positive case.
Appointments are Community Pharmacies and large vaccination sites can be booked in advance by calling 119 or by using the National Booking System.
There are also drop-in vaccination clinics – the ‘pop up’ at the Centre for Life in the city centre, and the Vaccine Outreach Bus which will move across different parts of the city. No appointment is necessary.
New pop-ip dates and locations are being added all the time. Go to Newcastle.gov.uk/covidvaccine for the latest updates.
No appointment is needed, just turn up with your ID and confirm your name and age.
|Wednesday 14 July||Riverside CHP (NE4 8XS)||Pfizer and Astra Zeneca||1st and 2nd||10 am to 1 pm|
|Friday 16 July||Lemington Centre||Pfizer and Astra Zeneca||1st and 2nd||Noon to 5 pm|
Vertu Motors Arena Drop-Ins
Formerly known as the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena, the Vertu Motors Arena in Elswick has regular drop-in sessions. No appointment is necessary.
|Wednesday 14 July||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||9 am to 4 pm|
|Thursday 15 July||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||1 pm to 8 pm|
|Friday 16 July||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||Noon to 6 pm|
|Sunday 18 July||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||9 am to 3 pm|
The Vaccine Bus is travelling all over the city providing vaccines to communities who may have a low vaccine uptake or need second doses.
Drop-in sessions will be first come, first served and you will need to bring along ID to prove your age.
Vaccine bus locations
|Monday 12 July||Old Eldon Square||Pfizer and Astra Zeneca||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||10 am to 5 pm|
|Wednesday 14 July||East End Pool||Pfizer and Astra Zeneca||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||10 am to 5 pm|
|Thursday 15 July||Heaton – St Theresa’s Car Park||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||4.30 pm to 8 pm|
|Friday 16 July||West Road Sports Centre||Pfizer||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||10 am to 3.30 pm|
|Saturday 17 July||West Jesmond Primary School||Pfizer and Astra Zeneca||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||10 am to 3 pm|
|Sunday 18 July||St James’ Park||Pfizer and Astra Zeneca||1st and 2nd||Drop-in||10 am – 4 pm|