Return of Vaccine Bus to South Tyneside
The popular Covid-19 vaccine bus will make a return to South Shields next week to offer Spring boosters for eligible residents.
The bus will be at the junction of King Street and Mile End Road next Tuesday (30 May) from 10am until 4pm to give boosters to those aged over 75 and those who will turn 75 before the end of June. Those aged over 12 with weakened immune systems are also eligible. However, the booster can only be given at least 91 days after a previous vaccine.
Councillor Ruth Berkley, Lead Member for Adults, Health and Independence, said: "The Spring vaccination programme is aimed at bridging the gap to the planned booster campaign in the autumn. It's important that those who are most vulnerable come along and get their jab so that they are well protected throughout the summer.
"The bus has been very popular in South Tyneside in the past so we are hoping for a good turn-out this time. There is no need to book an appointment, if you're eligible, just pop along and grab your jab."
The 'a better u' champions will also be on hand to give help and additional health and wellbeing advice.
For those who can't get to the bus, vaccination appointments are also available at The Glen in Hebburn and Flagg Court, South Shields. Appointments at these venues can only be booked through the local booking system on 0191 2831925. Vaccinations will be offered until 30 June, including for those people who have not yet had their first or second vaccine. The jabs are also available from seven community pharmacies in the Borough - call your local pharmacy to check availability.