If you’re a frontline social care worker and you haven’t received your COVID-19 Vaccine yet, you can now book an appointment through the National Booking Service.

Front line health and social care workers are included as a priority group for vaccination and the national target is to have everyone is these groups vaccinated by mid-February.

The majority of staff in these areas have been offered vaccination appointments via their employer – if you are employed please check with your manager about how to have your vaccine.

There is also a group of front line workers who are self employed such as personal assistants working under personal health budgets, or chiropodists, physios etc

If you fall into a self employed category you can register for a vaccination.

Please note that you will need to provide some identification (such as a letter, ID badge) to show you are a front line worker and ID checks are in place at vaccination sites.

You can book at one of the large vaccination centres at Newcastle’s Centre for Life or the Sunderland Nightingale Hospital in Washington.

You can also provide your contact details and we will contact you with a local vaccination service; such as the local GP-led hubs across North Tyneside.

Click here to visit the registration page.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Programme is making great progress across our area with over 35,000 vaccines being administered so far – and that number is continuing to rise.

Our three GP-led hubs – in Longbenton, Wallsend and North Shields – plus mobile teams have helped to achieve the number of vaccinations we’ve seen so far.

These local services operate in addition to the national booking service for the COVID-19 vaccine which is offering appointments at pharmacy hubs and mass vaccine centres.

For more information on the pandemic and our response please see our Covid-19 Information Hub while specific information about the vaccine roll out – including our FAQs – can be found here.

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