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Tick getting jabbed and boosted off your Christmas list

There are plenty of options together your first, second or booster covid jab this week in Newcastle.

A mixture of pre-bookable appointments and walk-in sessions are available.

How to get vaccinated

If you would prefer to have a date and time slot arranged in advance, visit the NHS website to pre-book a time and location that suits you.

The National Booking System is available 24/7 online. When extremely busy, the site using a queueing system, so you can either wait or come back later.

For vaccine bus and pop-up locations, including the Grainger Market, Newcastle University and the Quayside, and larger clinics at Newcastle Racecourse and the Centre for Life, go to the Newcastle City Council website.

Make Christmas as safe as possible

To keep as many of us as safe as possible, we need as much protection as possible. That means:

  • Getting as many jabs as you are able to (1 for twelve to fifteen year olds; 2 for 16-17 year olds, and 2 plus a booster for over 18s).
  • Take lateral flow tests regularly, especially if visiting others.
  • If you have any symptoms – cough, fever, loss of east or smell or more cold-like symptoms with the newer variants – you need a PCR test. Arrange a test, and isolate until you get a negative result. Lateral flow tests are not sensitive enough if you already have symptoms.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when inside or in crowded spaces like shops, cinemas, museums, public transport and of course all NHS settings.

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