Please be aware there are two vaccination systems running alongside each other: a national vaccination booking system, and our local GP-led vaccination services in North Tyneside. Both systems are currently inviting different groups of people, please be aware of the two different booking methods:
➡️ The national booking service will only allow you to book into a mass vaccination centre or pharmacy hub. Invites are sent out by letter or if you are eligible you will be able to book your appointment on-line here. In our region these sites include The Centre for Life in Newcastle, Sunderland Nightingale Hospital, The Arnison Centre in Durham and Darlington Arena. Currently the national service is inviting those people who are:
- 60 years or over
- have a shielding letter (and so are extremely clinically vulnerable)
- frontline health and social care staff
➡️ Local GP-led/Primary Care Network service (generally invites are sent by text message or made by phone) and these appointments will be for one of the local North Tyneside vaccine services in either Longbenton, North Shields or Wallsend depending on where you live and which GP Practice you are registered with
The National Booking System is unable to offer slots at one of three GP-led sites in North Tyneside. If you receive a letter but would rather have a local appointment please wait for your GP to get in touch.
Once you have booked at an appointment with either of these services you will need to have both vaccines with the same service, and make any alterations or cancelations to your appointment through the information you have received through that service.
We would ask that people stick to their scheduled appointment for their second vaccine, unless there are unavoidable circumstances due to illness, Covid symptoms, they have been asked to self-isolate or other emergencies.