In North Tyneside, we have administered 47,000 covid vaccines to date in our GP led local vaccination centres. These Centres are delivered by our four Primary Care Networks: North West, North Shields, Wallsend and Whitley Bay.
Our local GP-led vaccination sites across North Tyneside are currently focusing on the clinically vulnerable from JCVI cohort 6. This is because of the relationship between general practice and those with long term conditions and continuity of care. GPs are working together with secondary care colleagues in hospitals, across social care and the local authority, as well as with voluntary and community services in North Tyneside to ensure that all people in priority group 6 are contacted and invited for the vaccine in the coming weeks.
The national COVID-19 vaccination programme are focusing on residents aged 65 and above. They are sending letters inviting those eligible to book onto the national system which includes locations such as Centre for Life in Newcastle and the Nightingale hospital in Washington. If you would prefer to have your vaccination locally within North Tyneside, then please wait to be contacted by your GP. You will not be penalised if you do not act upon the national booking letter and prefer to wait for a local GP-led vaccination service.