How to get your Covid-19 Vaccination in Newcastle

How to get your Covid-19 Vaccination in Newcastle

All adults over 18 are now eligible for a Covid vaccination, and there are locations across the city where you can be vaccinated either by having an appointment or by visiting a drop-in service.

There are thousands of appointments available every week – if you cannot book a suitable appointment the first time you check it is always best to keep checking back.

The drop-in services below can offer you a first and second dose. It is important to remember that you need to have the same dose as your first - so Pfizer and Pfizer/Astra Zeneca/Astra Zeneca. It must have been at least 8 weeks since you had your first vaccine - this is to ensure your vaccinations are as effective as they can be. Your details will be checked when you arrive at the clinic and if you do not meet this criteria you will be turned away. 

The majority of the services listed below can be booked through the national Coronavirus vaccine booking service or by calling 119.

Newcastle City Council’s Welfare and Wellbeing Team can also support you to find a suitable vaccination and assist if you have special requirements – such as transport to get your jab. You can call them directly on 0800 170 7001 – this is a freephone number.

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Is the vaccine safe?

The vaccine is our best route out of the pandemic and is already protecting millions of people across the country. All vaccines have to go through several stages of clinical trials before they can be approved for use.

You can find out more on the NHS website.

Whenever you book an appointment you will be given the most suitable vaccine for your age and medical history.

Serious side effects are extremely rare.

The council's Every Question Matters campaign can answer any of your vaccine questions or concerns.

Where can I get vaccinated?

Vertu Motors Arena

Formerly known as the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena, the Vertu Motors Arena in Elswick has regular drop-in sessions.

Date  Vaccine Dose(s) Age Session Times
Wednesday 4th August Pfizer and Astra Zeneca 1st and 2nd Over 18s Drop-in 9am-1pm
Saturday 7th August Pfizer and Astra Zeneca 1st and 2nd Over 18s Drop-in 10am-4pm

Vaccine Bus 

Our Vaccine Buses, supported by Newcastle GP Services, is travelling all over the city providing vaccines to communities who may have a low vaccine uptake or need second doses. 

The bus offers a mix of drop-in sessions or invite only appointments - the invitations for these appointments will be sent as SMS messages by local GPs or the Council. 

Drop-in sessions will be first come, first served and you will need to bring along ID to prove your age. 

Vaccine bus locations

Wednesday 4th August East End Pool, NE6 1AL 
Pfizer only 10am to 5pm Byker
Thursday 5th August Heaton - St Teresa’s, NE6 5HP 
Pfizer only 4.30pm to 7pm Heaton
Thursday 5th August Newcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QB Pfizer only 10am - 3.30pm Monument
Friday 6th August Sports Centre, West Road, NE4 9LG  Pfizer only 10am to 5pm West Fenham
Saturday 7th August St James' Park - Newcastle United Home Game  Pfizer only 11am - 4.30pm City Centre

Every Monday
(26 July to 30 August)

West Road (outside National Tyres), NE4 9PY

Pfizer only 9am to 1pm Wingrove
Park Road, NE4 7DX (near Cruddas Park multis) 2pm to 8pm Monument
Every Tuesday
(27 July to 31 August)
Swans Recreation Ground, Stotts Road, NE6 4UP (car park) Pfizer only 9am to 1pm Walkergate
Welbeck Road/St Anthony’s Road junction Roundabout 2pm to 8pm


Every Wednesday
(28 July - 25 August)
St James Park, NE1 4ST Pfizer only 9am to 3pm Monument
Outside City Hall, NE1 8SF 4pm to 8pm Monument
Every Thursday
(29 July - 26 August)
Warwick Street NE6 5AQ  - layby TBC Pfizer only 10am to 1pm Ouseburn
Stanhope Street NE4 6BH, car park opposite St James Fish Bar (see map below) 2pm to 8pm Arthurs Hill
Every Friday
(30 July - 27 August)
Chillingham Road Shopping area, Heaton, NE6 5LN Pfizer only 10am to 5pm Heaton
Osborne Road (near Osbornes Bar) Jesmond, NE2 2TD (taxi rank area) 6pm to 9pm North Jesmond
Every Saturday
(31 July - 28 August)

Heaton Park car park (next to Sambucas) NE6 5JS

Pfizer only 9am to 1pm Heaton
Millennium Bridge, alongside the Pitcher and Piano (turning circle) 2pm to 6pm Monument
Every Sunday
(1 August - 29 August)
Morrison’s Supermarket, Byker Pfizer only 10am to 1pm Byker
Outside West Jesmond Metro Station (opposite the Lonsdale Hotel),  NE2 3HQ 2pm to 8pm North Jesmond

Pop-up Sessions - more added all the time! 

Grab a jab at one of our Drop In Clinics. 1st and 2nd dose available - more pop up sessions are added all the time so keep checking back to see if a session in your community has been added. 

Date Location Vaccine Dose Time
Wednesday 4th August Fenham Library, NE4 9XD Pfizer only 1st and 2nd Noon - 3.30pm
Thursday 5th August Kenton library,
Pfizer only 1st and 2nd 2pm - 5.30pm
Thursday 5th August High Heaton Library, NE7 7HD 
Pfizer only 1st and 2nd 2pm - 5.30pm 
Friday 6th August Shieldfield Health Centre, NE2 1AL Pfizer only 1st and 2nd 11am - 4pm
Friday 6th August Lemington Centre, NE15 8DE
Pfizer only 1st and 2nd 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 7th August West Road Medical
Pfizer only 1st and 2nd  10am - 1pm

Centre For Life - walk-in service 

The Centre For Life large vaccine centre is now offering a walk-in, no appointment needed service for all over 18s. 

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

Pfizer 1st and 2nd and Astra Zeneca 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 :

Vertu Motors Arena (formerly the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena)

The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre

The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (located in Washington).

Your Newcastle COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your community. 

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