Updated 30th September 2021. Please read on for the latest news on the covid-19 vaccination programme.


Booster vaccinations are being offered to all patients aged 50+ and those at high risk.

Vaccination will take place no earlier than 6 months after your second dose.

Invitations from the National Booking System are being sent by text, email and letter. If you book by calling 119 or online you will be offered appointments at participating pharmacies or mass vaccination sites (eg The Centre for Life in Newcastle).

Locally invitations are being sent out via text message or phone call from a centralised admin team on behalf of local GP Practices. Bookings for this local service are being made for Hexham Mart at Tyne Green which has now reopened.

We appreciate that receiving two different booking options can be confusing. The choice of venue you attend is up to you and either way your GP records will be updated following your vaccination.

It is likely that you will receive an invitation from the national booking system before you receive a local invitation. You will not be able to book a local appointment at Hexham Mart until you receive a local invitation.