NEW: Covid vaccination boosters for over-40s and second doses for 16- and 17-year-olds

From today, the covid-19 vaccination programme has been further extended, offering second doses and boosters to more people.

Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds are now eligible for second doses a period of 12 weeks after their first. Booster vaccines are now available for everyone aged 40 and above.

There must be a gap of 6 months (182 days) between second and booster jabs. To help people plan as we approach a busy time of year, you are able to schedule your appointment from five months (152 days) after your second dose.

For example, if you received your second dose on June 22nd, from today (November 22nd) you would be able to pre-book your booster, with a choice pf appointments dates available from December 22nd.

Updated eligibility and how to book

OneHealthy children aged 12-15– Vaccines are being offered through schools, but can also be booked online, or by calling 119.
Two – Everyone aged 16 and over
– 12-15-year-olds with health conditions, or live with someone more likely to get infected.
– Second dose must be 8 weeks after first (12 weeks for 16-17 year olds)
Book online, call 119, or see all walk-in, drop-in and pop-up sessions in Newcastle.
Two + booster– Everyone aged 40 and over
– Anyone 16 or older with a health condition
– Frontline health and social care workers
– Five months (152 days) after your second jab, you can book an appointment for your booster.
– Booster appointments must be 6 months (182 days) from the date of your second dose.
Book online, call 119, or see all walk-in, drop-in and pop-up sessions in Newcastle.

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