Covid vaccination bus in Newcastle. (Pic: Shutterstock)

Booster jabs are now onboard the Vaccine Bus – here’s where it’s stopping this week

The vaccine bus, which offers drop-in sessions at locations all over the city, now offers first, second and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccinations.

First, a reminder that:

  • Vaccines are free and safe.
  • Anyone 16 or older can book an appointment or go to a drop-in session.
  • Over 16s need two does of the same vaccine at least 8 weeks apart.
  • Anyone 50 or over, or clinically vulnerable can get a booster jab. You need to have had your second dose more than 6 months ago.
  • Children aged 12-15 can get vaccinated at school, with a parent or guardian’s consent.

Vaccine Bus

Drop-in sessions in locations across the city. First come first served, no appointment or ID needed.

DateLocationVaccineTimeAge Group
Monday 18 OctoberNorthumbria University, NE1 8STPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Tuesday 19 OctoberOuter West Customer Service Centre,
West Denton Way, NE5 2RA
Pfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Wednesday 20 OctoberOutside City Hall, N1 8SFPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Thursday 21 OctoberWestgate Hill Primary School,
Beaconsfield Street, NE4 5JN
Pfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Friday 22 OctoberChillingham Road, NE6 5LLPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Friday 22 OctoberOsborne Road (near Osborne’s Bar),
NE2 2TD
Pfizer only6 – 9pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Saturday 23 OctoberWestfield Social Club, Westgate Road,
NE4 9PR 
Pfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Sunday 24 October Quayside Market, Newcastle QuaysidePfizer only10am – 4pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible

Centre For Life – walk-in service 

The Centre For Life large vaccine centre is currently offering both bookable and a walk-in, no appointment needed service for all over 16s. 

This will run every day from 9am – 6pm.

Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses available. The second dose must be at least 8 weeks after your first. 

Community Pharmacies

Pharmacies across Newcastle are now offering vaccinations, making it even easier to pop along and get your jab.

All pharmacy appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Pharmacies are listed below (More are being added all the time)

  • Boots Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
  • Superdrug Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
  • Quayside Pharmacy
  • Wellfield Pharmacy at Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus
  • Ponteland Road Pharmacy
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • Health Hut Pharmacy & Clinic, Gosforth
  • Regent Christian Fellowship, Regent Chapel 
  • Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth

Large vaccination sites

Large vaccination sites have lots of appointments, with more being added all the time. They have the most options in terms of times if you are looking to book an appointment at a set time and date.

All large vaccination site appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

They include :

  • Newcastle Racecourse 
  • The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre
  • The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (located in Washington).

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