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Covid-19 vaccine

The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine to everyone aged of 16 and over. Some children and young people aged 12-15 will also be offered the vaccine if they live with someone who is more likely to get infections or they have a condition that means they are at high risk from Covid-19.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

It's important that everyone who is eligible takes up both doses of the vaccine as two doses give the best protection.

If you have a question, talk to your GP or health professional or you can find answers to some frequently asked questions here

It's never too late to get the vaccine.  If you were previously invited, but haven't taken up the offer yet, get in touch with your GP practice who can arrange an appointment for you.

You can find out more about the vaccine from the NHS website.

You do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

This letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England explains how people can get the COVID-19 vaccine and if they want to, register at a GP practice. It is available in over 20 languages.

The Government has recently announced an Autumn Booster vaccination programme and the offer of a vaccine to all 12-15 year-olds. Those eligible will be contacted directly and advised of next steps.

The vaccine programme in Sunderland

*Last updated Friday 21 September 2021

There are plenty of opportunities to get vaccinated in Sunderland - either by appointment or just by walking into a local drop-in clinic.

This page lists all of the places in Sunderland where you can get your vaccine, so you can choose a location and time that is best for you.

Where can I get Vaccinated?

16 and 17 year olds

1. Walk into one of the large vaccination centres - no appointment needed

The nearest ones are at:

  • Centre for Life, Newcastle 9am - 6pm, 7 days 
  • Durham Arnison Centre 8:15am - 7:00pm, 7 days 
  • NHS Nightingale Hospital North East 9am - 6pm, 7 days

2. Look for a local vaccination service on-line - no appointment needed

The next drop in clinics for over 16s are listed below.

3. Wait for your GP practice to invite you to a local clinic.

18's and over

  1. Drop in at a local clinic (details below)

  2. Book online for an appointment at a large vaccination centre or pharmacy

Community Pharmacies

Pharmacies in Sunderland are now offering vaccinations, making it even easier for you to pop along and get your jab.

All pharmacy appointments are booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

  • Redhouse Pharmacy, Renfrew Road, Sunderland, SR5 5PS

Large vaccination sites

Large vaccination sites have lots of appointments, with more being added all the time. They have the most options in terms of times if you are looking to book an appointment at a set time and date.

All large vaccination site appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

They include:

  • The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (located in Washington) opening hours 9am - 4pm Monday - Sunday
  • The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre, Newcastle City Centre
  • Durham Arnison Centre, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5GB
  1. Call your GP to book an appointment

Latest drop-in clinics

Information about latest drop in clinics will be added here when available. More clinics are added all the time so keep checking. 16+ No appointment needed. First and second doses of Pfizer.

Tuesday 21 September

Houghton Primary Care Centre, 2pm - 5pm

Wednesday 22 September

Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre, 9am - 5pm
Washington Primary Care Centre, 9am - 12pm
Riverview Health Centre, 9am - 12pm

Friday 24 September

Grindon Primary Care Centre, 9am - 12pm

Saturday 25 September

Houghton Primary Care Centre, 9am - 12pm
Riverview Health Centre, 9am - 12pm

Sunday 26 September

Millfield Medical Centre, 9am - 5pm
Riverview Health Centre, 9am - 12pm

Vaccine Bus - Sunderland University City Campus

Houghton Primary Care Centre, 2pm - 5pm

Pop-Up Clinics

Grab a jab at one of our Pop-Up Clinics. No appointment needed - just drop-in.

More sessions 'pop-up' all the time, so keep checking back to see if a session in your community has been added.

FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER - Sunderland University, City Campus Vaccine bus 10am to 4pm

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