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With confirmed positive cases and the number of people needing to be admitted to hospital both increasing in recent weeks, it remains vital that everyone gets vaccinated against covid-19.

Vaccines are already protecting millions of people and are our best way out of the pandemic. We encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated at soon as possible.

While over 90% of people over 50 in Newcastle have had both jabs, only one if four people under 25 have had both.

Getting vaccinated is quick, free and easy. Proving your vaccination status may also be required for some international travel, or attending large gatherings like nightclubs and sporting events.

Everyone aged sixteen and older can now get a covid-19 vaccine. There are thousands of appointments available every week, as well as lots of drop-in locations with no need to book ahead. Don’t miss out on getting your covid jabs.

Some 12-to 15-year-olds are also now eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine. Eligibility is based on either preexisting medical conditions or living in a household with someone who is immunosuppressed. Those who can get vaccinated at this time will be invited to book an appointment.

Here’s where you can get your jab in Newcastle this week:

Vertu Motors Arena

Formerly known as the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena, the Vertu Motors Arena in Elswick has a mix of appointments and drop-in sessions. You can book through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Date VaccineDose(s)AgeSessionTimes
Thursday 2nd September Pfizer and AZ1st and 2nd Over 16sDrop-in and appointment 9am – 4pm
Friday 3rd September Pfizer and AZ 1st and 2ndOver 16s Drop-in and appointment 9am – 4pm
Sunday 5th SeptemberPfizer and AZ 1st and 2nd Over 16sDrop-in and appointment 9am – 4pm

Vaccine Bus

Offering a drop-in service, the vaccine bus visits many areas across the city. No appointment is needed, and it is first-come, first-served. To get jabbed, you will need an ID and to prove your age.

This week’s locations:

DateLocationVaccineTimeAge Group
Tuesday 31st August500 Elswick Road, NE4 8EDPfizer only10am – 5pm16+
Wednesday 1st SeptemberEast End Pool, NE6 1ALPfizer only10am – 5pm16+
Thursday 2nd SeptemberNewcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QBPfizer only10am – 7pm16+
Thursday 2nd SeptemberHeaton – St Teresa’s, NE6 5HPPfizer only4.30 – 7pm16+
Friday 3rd SeptemberSports Centre, West Road, NE4 9LGPfizer only10am – 5pm16+


No appointment is needed at pop-up sites. More locations are being added daily, so check Newcastle Council’s website for the latest new venues.

Centre For Life – walk-in service 

The Centre For Life in Newcastle city centre is operating a walk-in service, with no booking needed.

Bookable Appointments

If you would prefer to schedule a time and place for your jab, you can do that too. Appointments are available at large vaccinations sites and numerous community pharmacies.

To book, call 119 or use the National Booking System to see what dates and locations are available.

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