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COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS is offering everyone aged 5 and over the COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

People aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their 1st or 2nd dose will be offered an additional primary dose (3rd dose) before any booster doses.

Some people, including those aged 50 years or over, those at higher risk or who are pregnant, and frontline health and social care workers, will be offered a seasonal booster (autumn booster).

Appointments should be booked through the  National COVID-19 Vaccine Booking System for vaccination centres and pharmacies.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. The NHS has published guidance explaining how long you will need to wait.

For more information visit the COVID-19 vaccination NHS website.

How to get the vaccine

If you are over 16 you can find out how to get a vaccination on the NHS website or you can visit a walk-in vaccination clinic. 

Appointments for children aged 5-16 are available at selected vaccination centres and pharmacies. They can be booked online on the NHS website. 

Walk-in vaccination clinics

For the most up to date list of walk-in clinics in the Tees Valley, visit the North East and North Cumbria NHS website.

Further information about the vaccination

There are a number of information leaflets and guides available with further information and advice:

There is also a range of vaccine advice in easy read format from the charity Mencap.

The following guides are available for pregnant or breastfeeding women:

Vaccine information is also available in additional languages on the BBC website: