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View the latest statement from LA7 leaders (8 March) - Support throughout the road to recovery

Covid-19 vaccinations

In County Durham, the NHS are delivering Covid-19 vaccinations at 13 sites spread across the county, including GP practices and pharmacies.

Getting a vaccine

You will be invited by your local GP to make an appointment for your vaccination. Please be patient and wait for the NHS to contact you - do not contact them for an appointment.

Vaccines are being rolled out by priority groups:

  • over 80s and frontline health and social care workers.
  • those 75 years of age and over
  • those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • those 65 years of age and over
  • those aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • those 60 years of age and over
  • those 55 years of age and over
  • those 50 years of age and over

You may also be invited to attend the North East's designated mass vaccination site at The Centre for Life in Newcastle, however if you would rather attend a more local appointment you can wait until you are contacted by your local GP.

You will need a booster jab within 12 weeks of your first dose and it is vital that you continue to follow the Hands, Face, Space guidelines to keep everyone safe and protected.

Protecting our most vulnerable

Frontline social care workers, including those employed by us, the NHS and the independent sector have been receiving their vaccines. As part of a programme run by the NHS, around 10,000 staff working with elderly people and children and adults with complex needs will be vaccinated.

If you are a social care worker that works with people living in County Durham (or an employer of such workers) and require support with Covid-19 vaccination, please email

Watch our video from the first day of the vaccination programme:

Icon for pdf Covid-19 vaccinations transcript (PDF, 83.2kb)

More information

NHS: Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine

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