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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines

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COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those aged 5-12 must book an appointment at a vaccination centre.

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

People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).

People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.

You can book an appointment via the NHS website and or just turn up to the various walk-in sessions around the Middlesbrough area.

Upcoming community walk-ins

Please note that under-12s must book in advance to attend a vaccination centre. Under-12s cannot be vaccinated at walk-in sessions.

Tuesday 17 May

Teesside University, Southfield Road, TS1 3BZ

9am-1.30pm - Booster jabs only (3rd and 4th, ages 18+)

2-5pm - 1st and 2nd jabs only (ages 12-18)

Wednesday 18 May

Cleveland Centre (former H&M unit), TS1 2LS

9.30am - 12pm - Booster jabs only (3rd and 4th, ages 18+)

12.30pm - 5.30pm - 1st and 2nd jabs only (ages 12 - 18)

Thursday 19 May

Middlesbrough College

9am-5pm - Ages 12-18 only - Pfizer vaccine

Tuesday 24 May

Morrisons car park, Berwick Hills, TS3 7RP

9am - 12pm - Booster jabs only (3rd and 4th, ages 18+)

12.30pm - 5pm - 1st and 2nd jabs only (ages 12 - 18)

Wednesday 25 May

9.30am - 5.30pm - Cleveland Centre (former H&M unit), TS1 2LS

Other upcoming walk-in sessions

The Tees Valley NHS CCG website lists details of all walk-in sessions in the wider local area, including regular slots at the Riverside Stadium.

Gaps between doses

Those aged 16 to 17 must have waited 12 weeks between first and second doses.

Those aged 18+ must have waited 8 weeks between first and second doses.

Boosters available for 18+ when the second dose was at least three months ago.

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. You need to:

  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 18 years old or over
  • wait 12 weeks (84 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old
  • wait 4 weeks (28 days) if you're aged 12 to 17 years old and at high-risk from COVID-19.

This starts from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms.

A video, filmed earlier in the year, shows Idrees Rashid from CVFM Radio talking to Mark Adams, Director of Public Health for South Tees, as well as local GPs Dr Rashpal Singh and Dr Hassan Tahir, who discuss how we can support those in our local BAME communities.