COVID-19 update – 17 August 2021

Tue 17th August 2021

We are making great progress with the vaccination roll out in North Tyneside. Already we have administered 152,799 first does (87.5% of the eligible population) and 134,803 second doses (77.2% of the eligible population) (as at 16 August 2021).

JCVI updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination of young people aged 12 to 17

All 16-and-17-year olds are being offered one jab dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, under the new guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

16 and 17 year olds can pop along to Pfizer clinics at Monkseaton Methodist Church walk-in clinic or St Paul’s House (Willington Quay Pharmacy)

Children and young people aged 12 years and over with specific health conditions that put them at risk of serious COVID-19 or children and young people aged 12 years and over who are household contacts of people (adults or children) who are immunocompromised, arrangements are being made to also offer these young people the COVID-19 vaccination.

Abi Tang, Member of UK Youth Parliament in North Tyneside, has had her COVID-19 vaccination. Here is what she had to say about it:

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination passport

Vaccination sites in North Tyneside

We have sixteen pharmacy-led vaccination sites are now administering vaccines across North Tyneside, with more opening all the time. Many offer a walk-in vaccination service – please check our vaccination calendar to see where and when you can get your vaccine.

View the latest walk in vaccination sessions in this calendar.

To book please do this on line though the National Booking System or by calling 119.


COVID-19 vaccination passport

The NHS COVID Pass lets you share your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination records or test COVID-19 status in a secure way.

You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App.

You need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. If you’re not registered with a GP, you can still access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (NHS.UK) or via 119 (select the ‘NHS COVID Pass service’) to request a letter. The NHS App is not the same as the NHS COVID-19 app.

You can also view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it as a PDF document. To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.

Access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website