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It’s never been easier to get your Covid jab, as South Tyneside’s NHS vaccine teams hit the road

Fri 16th July 2021

It’s never been easier – or more important – to get your Covid jab, local doctors have said as South Tyneside’s local vaccine programme gets set for a busy few days.

With Covid restrictions set to be eased further on Monday 19 July, NHS leaders unveiled a series of extra drop-in clinics and called on everyone not yet jabbed to get the protection it brings.

On Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18 July), the borough’s three local vaccine centres will be open for drop-ins from 8am to 8pm. The three clinics – at Flagg Court and Cleadon Park health centres in South Shields, and The Glen Health Centre in Hebburn – will all be providing the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines with no appointments needed.

Monday and Tuesday will see our vaccinators hit the road, with the NHS ‘Melissa bus’ bringing the vaccine to the people. [which vaccine]

On Monday 19 July, the bus visits South Shields market place between 10am and 4pm, before heading to Caesar’s Den (formerly the Simonside Arms, 97 Newcastle Rd, South Shields NE34 9AA) car park for 10am – 4pm on Tuesday 20 July.

Local GP Dr John Lloyd is part of the team coordinating the vaccine in South Tyneside. Dr Lloyd said: “This pandemic is anything but over. South Tyneside now has the highest weekly case rate in the country – so if you haven’t had the jab yet, it really is time to take action and protect yourself.

“If you’re hoping to get back to something more like normal, the vaccine is absolutely the best way to protect yourself and the people you care about. It might be clubbing, sports, seeing friends or just popping out for a meal – if you’re hoping to get back to the things you love, and stay as safe as possible, now is the time to get protected.

“A great many younger people have had their first jab in the weeks since it became available to their age group, but it’s so important that we protect as many people as possible. While some of the risks are lower if you’re young, up to 10% of people who get Covid then suffer from long Covid – a painful and debilitating illness whatever your age.”

The latest figures show that 81% of people in South Tyneside have had a first dose, and 64% are now double-jabbed. Among 18-29s, 55% have had their first dose.

Dr Lloyd added: “With cases rising again – remember, the vaccine makes you much safer, but doesn’t give 100% protection – we need to keep on being careful.

“Keep wearing that mask, keep on social distancing, get yourself protected.”

Full details of this week’s local Covid-19 vaccine clinics in South Tyneside are available by visiting www.getyourjab.uk or you can call 119.

 

Vaccine clinics in South Tyneside this week

For the latest details, visit www.getyourjab.uk.

Updated 16 July 2021

 

South Shields Market Place

Monday 19 July, 10am – 4pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca – look out for the NHS ‘Melissa bus’, just walk in)

Caesar’s Den (formerly Simonside Arms) car park, 97 Newcastle Rd, South Shields NE34 9AA

Tuesday 20 July, 10am – 4pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca – look out for the NHS ‘Melissa bus’, just walk in)

Edinburgh Road Pharmacy – Jarrow NE32 4BB

Friday 16 July, 9am – 5pm (Pfizer first or second doses, just walk in)

Monday 19 July, 9.30am – 5pm (Pfizer first or second doses, just walk in)

Thursday 22 July, 9.30am – 5pm (Moderna first or second doses, just walk in)

Neil Pharmacy – Jarrow NE32 4LZ

Saturday 17 July, 12.30pm – 6pm (Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

Friday 23 July, 9am – 6pm (Moderna and for Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

Saturday 24 July, 9am – 6pm (Moderna and for Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

The Glen Health Centre – Hebburn NE31 1NU

Saturday 17 July, 8am-8pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Sunday 18 July, 8am-8pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Tuesday 20 July, 3pm – 6pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Just drop in – no booking needed

 

Whiteleas Pharmacy – South Shields NE34 8HF

Saturday 17 July, 9am – 1pm (Pfizer)

Saturday 17 July, 1pm – 4pm (Moderna)

Sunday 18 July, 10am – 3pm (Moderna)

Monday 19 July, 9am – 3pm (Moderna)

Wednesday 21 July, 1pm – 5pm (Moderna)

All clinics offer first and second doses (please note that second doses must be eight weeks after your first), just walk in

 

Neil Pharmacy – Simonside NE34 9BD

Friday 16 July, 12.30pm – 8pm (Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

Monday 19 July, 9am – 7pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

Wednesday 21 July, 1pm – 8pm (Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

Thursday 22 July, 1pm – 8pm, (Astra Zeneca, just walk in)

 

Cleadon Park Health Centre NE34 8PS

Saturday 17 July, 8am-8pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Sunday 18 July, 8am-8pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Thursday 22 July, 3pm – 6pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

 

Just drop in – no booking needed

 

Flagg Court Health Centre NE33 2LS

Saturday 17 July, 8am-8pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Sunday 18 July, 8am-8pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

Saturday 24 July, 3pm – 6pm (Pfizer and Astra Zeneca)

 

Just drop in – no booking needed

 

Important

The Pfizer vaccine is offered to people under the age of 40. If you are 40 or over, you will be offered the Astra Zeneca vaccine. There are no age restrictions on the Moderna vaccine.

To have a second dose, you must have had your first vaccine at least eight weeks before.

Appointments to get the vaccine at large vaccines centre such as the Nightingale Hospital or Centre for Life, are available via the NHS website or by calling 119 between 7am and 11pm.

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