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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.

Full information on the different types of vaccine and side effects can be found here.

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 for the latest updates.

No appointment is needed, just turn up with your ID and confirm your name and age.

DateLocation VaccineDoseTime 
Wednesday 14 JulyRiverside CHP (NE4 8XS)Pfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2nd10 am to 1 pm
Friday 16 July Lemington CentrePfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2ndNoon 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.

Date DoseSessionTimes
Wednesday 14 July1st and 2ndDrop-in9 am to 4 pm
Thursday 15 July1st and 2ndDrop-in1 pm to 8 pm
Friday 16 July1st and 2ndDrop-inNoon to 6 pm
Sunday 18 July1st and 2ndDrop-in9 am to 3 pm

Vaccine Bus 

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

Date LocationVaccineDoseSessionTimes
Monday 12 JulyOld Eldon SquarePfizer and Astra Zeneca 1st and 2ndDrop-in10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 14 JulyEast End PoolPfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2ndDrop-in10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 15 JulyHeaton – St Theresa’s Car ParkPfizer1st and 2ndDrop-in4.30 pm to 8 pm
Friday 16 July West Road Sports CentrePfizer1st and 2ndDrop-in10 am to 3.30 pm
Saturday 17 JulyWest Jesmond Primary SchoolPfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2ndDrop-in10 am to 3 pm
Sunday 18 JulySt James’ ParkPfizer and Astra Zeneca1st and 2ndDrop-in10 am – 4 pm
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