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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccine

Contents 

  1. Overview
  2. Testing
  3. Support for people
  4. Businesses
  5. Vaccine
  6. News and messages from the Council
  7. Council services and schools
  8. Volunteering - how you can help

Vaccine

For information, visit NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Drop in vaccine clinics

South Tyneside residents over 18 can get the COVID-19 vaccine at drop-in clinics in the area.

These are walk in clinics, no booking is required.

For times and locations for this week's clinics, visit: 

Vaccine clinics in South Tyneside

Vaccine centres and pharmacies

You can also book an appointment to get a your vaccine at:

  • a local vaccine centre (The Glen, Cleadon Park or Flagg Court)
  • a large vaccine centre (such as the Nightingale Hospital or Centre for Life)
  • selected local pharmacies

To book an appointment at a local vaccine centre, please call the South Tyneside Vaccination Contact Centre on 0191 283 1925 or speak with your GP practice.

To book an appointment at a large vaccine centre or at selected local pharmacies, visit the NHS website or call 119 between 7am and 11pm.

Public transport to vaccine centres

If you have been invited to attend the NHS Nightingale Hospital can use the shuttle services:

  • The Connector Shuttle - runs up to every 15 minutes, connecting with Go North East's 56 service at Concord, offering frequent connections from Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland.
  • The Metro Shuttle - a frequent service to the NHS Nightingale Hospital from Heworth interchange, connecting with the Metro and many other bus services.

Travel on the shuttle bus services is free by showing proof of your vaccination appointment (letter, email or text).

Concessionary Travel pass holders can travel free on public transport before 9.30am when showing proof of a vaccination appointment (letter, email or text). 

See Nexus: Free concessionary travel to vaccination centres.

See Nexus: Getting to your vaccination centre by public transport.

Beware of scams

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.

The vaccine is free, and only available on the NHS.

The NHS will:

  • NEVER ask for payment - the vaccine is free
  • NEVER ask for your bank details
  • NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport

Scams and staying safe: Vaccine fraud

Housebound patients

Housebound patients will get a phone call to notify them three or four days before their jab.

The pharmacists will arrive wearing NHS ID and will be happy to help if you have questions.

See South Tyneside CCG: Pharmacists set to vaccinate housebound people in South Tyneside

Information in other formats 

GOV.UK: COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources

GOV.UK: COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflets

 

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