How to get your COVID-19 vaccination in North Tyneside
All residents over 16 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination and are urged to book as soon as they can. Thousands of appointments are available in community locations across North Tyneside.
In North Tyneside all residents under 40 years of age will be offered the Pfizer vaccine. Those aged 16 and 17 are advised to check that the site they wish to attend is able to vaccinate under 18s. On the National Booking System, you will only be offered appropriate sites to book for your circumstances.
If you have already had your first dose please keep your existing second dose appointment and attend as planned.
To access a second dose walk-in service, make sure you attend a site which is administering the same vaccine as the first dose you received. You have to wait at least eight weeks between first and second dose for cohorts 1 – 12.
You must not be COVID-19 positive, have any symptoms or not told to isolate due to COVID-19. If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you should wait four weeks from the date you had the test before you book an appointment.
There are two different types of vaccination services available in North Tyneside, bookable appointments and walk-in services:
Walk-in vaccination services
You do not need an appointment to attend. If you have your NHS number that would be helpful. You can find this on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, test results and hospital referral letters or via the NHS App.
- Walk in – no appointment needed
- Anyone in the latest eligible groups
- Live or work in North Tyneside
- Some community pharmacy sites offer first and second doses. Check what the site offers below before you attend
How to change or cancel a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
If you booked your vaccine through the National Booking System
You will need:
- The reference number for the vaccine booking you want to change
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your postcode
- It’s a bit easier if you know your NHS number but it’s not essential – you can find your NHS number on the NHS App
- Go to the National Booking System OR you can phone 119, between 7am – 11pm
- Click manage my appointments
- You will need to CANCEL your booking BEFORE you can get a new appointment
- Enter your personal details
- Select a location and date that works for you. If the choices are limited you can try again later as more appointments are added during the day
Vaccines for 12-15 year olds
Parents and guardians of those aged 12 - 15 will receive a letter with information about when the vaccine will be offered to their child. Most children will be given their vaccine at school, but they or their parents can also book via the NHS booking system at a convenient location, in the same way as people over 16 can.
All vaccinations will be given by staff who are specifically trained in the delivery of vaccinations for children and young people.
Those centres providing clinics for 12 to 15-year-olds include the large vaccination centres, local community pharmacies and some primary care network locations. All appointments offered will be outside of school hours, including evenings and weekends – with daytime appointments available during half term. More locations and appointments will be added regularly to the NHS national booking service.
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.
People who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster – those previously vaccinated in cohorts 1-9, which includes all adults aged 50+, clinically extremely vulnerable, clinically vulnerable, and frontline health and social care workers – will be invited for their booster dose by the NHS. There must be a six month gap (>180 days) between your second dose and the booster dose.
Please do not contact your GP practice about this unless they have contacted you.
COVID-19 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