If children aged 12-15 have not received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine through the schools roll out, there are lots of other ways they can still access the vaccine.
All of the places that you can access the Covid-19 vaccine in Newcastle are listed at: www.newcastle.gov.uk/covidvaccine. Sessions are added all the time, so please ensure you check for updates and the latest information. There are walk-in and booked appointment sessions at various community locations and these sites offer vaccines to those aged 12+, so anyone in your family that is due a first, second or booster dose can attend.
There are walk-in vaccination clinics at Grainger Market and Haymarket metro for those aged 12+. Staff are trained to assess Gillick competency, so young people can attend without a parent or carer if they wish to and are competent to make the decision for themselves whether or not to get vaccinated:
Fridays 10am-4pm Grainger Market
Saturdays 10am-4pm Grainger Market
Sunday 10am-4pm Haymarket
Tuesday 9am-7pm Haymarket
Thursday 9am-7pm Haymarket
If you prefer, you can also book through the National Booking Service by calling 119 or online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ -
If you have specific access needs, you can state these when booking online, or over the phone and the staff at the vaccination centre will do their best to meet your needs.
Here are some useful links:
www.beatcovidne.co.uk information, Q&As and personal stories from real people in the North East, with advice and how to access your vaccine
www.everythingcovid.info is a useful site for young people with information, short videos and social media posts tackling common questions and concerns with NHS approved answers.
Hear from 14-year-old Aminah about her reasons for having the vaccine: 14-year-old Aminah Haider talks about getting the vaccine (links to the Newcastle City Council Facebook page)
There are also leaflets available to download in other languages, including a British Sign Language (BSL) video to view or download and a braille version that can be ordered COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people aged 12 to 17 years - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)