Vaccination

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination in North Tyneside

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is still the best way of protecting yourself, your friends and your family.  The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and they give you the best protection against getting seriously ill with COVID-19.

Guidance about what doses you need*

Age and Other Risk Factors

  • 75 years or over - 1st, 2nd, booster and spring booster = 4 doses
  • 16 – 74 years - 1st, 2nd and booster doses = 3 doses
  • 12 – 15 years - 1st and 2nd doses = 2 doses
  • 12 – 15 years and at high risk from COVID-19 - 1st, 2nd and booster doses = 3 doses
  • 12 years or over with a weakened immune system - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, booster and spring booster = 5 doses
  • 5 – 11 years and at high risk from COVID-19 - 1st and 2nd doses = 2 doses
  • 5 – 11 years - 1st and 2nd doses = 2 doses

*Based on JVCI and NHS advice

It’s not too late to get a jab if you have missed a dose.

Book or change an appointment

Go to the NHS website here or telephone 119 (7am- 11pm, seven days a week).

Walk-in services

Go to the NHS website here.

Had COVID-19 recently?

You need to wait at least four weeks from when your symptoms started or you tested positive.  For most 12-17 years old it’s 12 weeks.

Questions or concerns?

The most up-to-date information and frequently ask questions about the vaccine programme can be found on TyneHealth's website here. If you haven’t been able to find the information you need, you can contact TyneHealth’s Vaccine Helpline on (0191) 486 2001 or by email tynehealth.vaccine@nhs.net

Vaccines for 12-15 year olds

12 to 15 year olds have been receiving vaccinations as part of the ongoing school vaccination programme, but now young people or their parents can use the NHS National Booking Service to book a COVID-19 vaccination at a convenient location in the same way as people aged 16 and over can. More locations and appointments will be added regularly. 

Parents who have questions about the vaccination are encouraged to have a conversation with the healthcare professional at the vaccination centre they visit. Young people MUST be accompanied by an adult family member, parent, grandparents, or adult sibling to complete the consent process for the vaccine.

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Our Youth Council held a vaccine Q&A with a panel of experts on 30 September 21 – including a GP and a school vaccinator.

The Young Mayor asked young people from schools in the borough to send in their questions beforehand.

You can watch the event here and the all the questions and answers are available below.

 

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COVID-19 vaccination status verification

  • GP practices CANNOT provide you with vaccination status certification
  • Proof of vaccination status will be done via the existing NHS app (this is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 app)
  • You can download and register the app to view your vaccination status
  • You can also call 119 if you need a letter for foreign travel
  • We ask that you don’t call your GP practice about this, as our practices are unable to assist with this