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.
|Thursday 2nd September||Pfizer and AZ||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am – 4pm|
|Friday 3rd September||Pfizer and AZ||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am – 4pm|
|Sunday 5th September||Pfizer and AZ||1st and 2nd||Over 16s||Drop-in and appointment||9am – 4pm|
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:
|Tuesday 31st August||500 Elswick Road, NE4 8ED||Pfizer only||10am – 5pm||16+|
|Wednesday 1st September||East End Pool, NE6 1AL||Pfizer only||10am – 5pm||16+|
|Thursday 2nd September||Newcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QB||Pfizer only||10am – 7pm||16+|
|Thursday 2nd September||Heaton – St Teresa’s, NE6 5HP||Pfizer only||4.30 – 7pm||16+|
|Friday 3rd September||Sports Centre, West Road, NE4 9LG||Pfizer only||10am – 5pm||16+|
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.
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.