MORE than 1.2 million people have had their Covid-19 vaccine booster in the North East as further vaccination centres open up to help with the national effort. 

The government continues to urge all those eligible to come forward as soon as possible to Get Boosted Now.

More than 52 per cent of the adult UK population are now boosted after the programme was accelerated las week to offer the jab to everyone aged over 18.

NHS England has also launched a recruitment drive for 10,000 new vaccinators, administration staff, healthcare support workers and volunteers to join the national vaccination mission. 

Extra vaccine sites, mobile clinics and pop-up events have been deployed with extended opening hours, providing seven days a week services to make it as easy as possible to get vaccinated.

Read more: Covid self-isolation period cut from 10 to 7 days

Here are all the places you can get your first, second or third Covid booster vaccine over the Christmas period and in January:


The Northern Echo: Darlington Arena vaccination centre Darlington Arena vaccination centre

You can have your booster vaccination at the following sites in Darlington:

  • Pharmacy2U
  • Cockerton Pharmacy
  • The Darlington Arena vaccination centre
  • Cockerton Pharmacy


The Northern Echo:

County Hall, Durham

Wednesday, December 22 - 9pm-7pm
Thursday, December 23 - 9am-7pm
Monday, December 27 - 9am-7pm
Tuesday, December 28 - 9am-7pm
Wednesday, December 29 - 9am-7pm
Thursday, December 30 - 9am-7pm

Arnison Large Vaccination Centre, Durham

Wednesday, December 22 - 8:15am –7:35pm 
Thursday, December 23 - 8:15am – 7:35pm
Friday, December 24 - 8:15am – 1:30pm 
Tuesday, December 28 - 8:15am – 7:35pm
Wednesday, December 29 - 8:15am – 7:35pm
Thursday, December 30 - 8:15am – 7:35pm
Sunday, January 2 - 8:15am – 7:35pm

Limited walk-in slots available at intervals throughout the day. 

Arnison Centre walk-in clinic, Durham

Due to increased demand, daily walk-in times are now:

8.30am – 10.30am – 40 spaces
12noon – 2.30pm – 30 spaces
5pm – 7pm – 30 spaces

People attending the walk-in clinic will be issued with a ticket on a first-come basis. The ticket will give a specified time slot to avoid prolonged queuing.

Once people have a ticket they will be guaranteed to be seen within that time slot. They can then choose to wait, do some shopping or grab a drink. As long as people return to the centre before the end time on their ticket they will be seen.

The Arnison Vaccination Centre will continue to be open seven days a week.

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn 

Wednesday, December 22 - 9am – 4pm (last walk in 3.15pm) 

Appointments preferred but limited walk-in slots available. Appointments can be made by phoning 01915181100 or emailing 

Park View School, Chester-le-Street  

Wednesday, December 22 - 10am – 4pm. Boosters only. 

Fellrose Surgery, Chester-le-Street

Wednesday, December 22 - 2pm – 6:30pm 
Thursday, December 23 - 10:00am – 11:45am 

Richardson Hospital, Barnard Castle

Wednesday, December 29 - 1pm-2pm


The Northern Echo: Park Surgery, One Life Medical Centre, MiddlesbroughPark Surgery, One Life Medical Centre, Middlesbrough

Wednesday, December 22 - 6pm – 8:30pm
Thursday, December 23 - 6pm – 8:30pm

Thorntree Surgery, Middlesbrough

Thursday, December 23 - 1pm-4pm
Thursday, December 30 - 2pm-5pm

Unit 5, Wellington Square, Stockton

Wednesday, December 22 - 1pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, December 29 - 1pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 5 - 1pm-5:30pm
Saturday, January 8 - 1pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 12 - 1pm-5:30pm
Saturday, January 15 - 1pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 19 - 1pm-5:30pm
Saturday, January 22 - 1pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 26 - 1pm-5:30pm
Saturday, January 29 - 1pm-5:30pm

Pharmacy World, Stockton

Thursday, December 23 - 9am-5pm
Friday, December 24 - 9am-3pm

Mill House Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Hartlepool

Wednesday, December 22 - 9am – 6pm
Wednesday, December 29 - 9am – 6pm

Victoria Road Medical Centre, Hartlepool

Wednesday, December 22 - 8:30am – 7pm
Thursday, December 23 - 8:30am – 5pm

First doses 12-15 for patients registered with McKenzie House Surgery, McKenzie Group Practice, Headland Medical Centre, Gladstone House Surgery

Linthorpe Surgery, North Ormesby

Wednesday, December 22 - 8.30am-10.30am; 11am-1pm; 2pm-4pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm
Thursday, December 23 -  8.30am-10.30am; 11am-1pm; 2pm-4pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm
Wednesday, December 29 -  8.30am-10.30am; 11am-1pm; 2pm-4pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm
Thursday, December 30 - 8.30am-10.30am; 11am-1pm; 2pm-4pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm

Redcar and Cleveland College, Redcar 

Friday, January 7 - 10am-5pm
Friday, January 28 - 10am-5pm
Monday, January 31 - 10am-5pm

Saltburn Cricket Club, Saltburn 

Friday, January 21 - 10am-5pm
Monday, January 24 - 10am-5pm

St Nicholas Church Hall, Guisborough

Friday, January 14 - 10am-5pm
Monday, January 17 - 10am-5pm


The Northern Echo:

Old Grammar School, Northallerton

Wednesday, December 22 - 8:30am – 7pm
Thursday, December 23 - 8:30am – 7pm
Friday, December 24 - 8:30am-1:30pm

Vaccination sites available via the NHS National Booking Service:

  • Day Lewis Pharmacy, Mowbray House Surgery, Malpas Road, Northallerton (Pharmacy site)
  • Tesco, Station Road, Thirsk (Pharmacy site)

Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn

Wednesday, December 22 - 9am-8pm
Thursday, December 23 - 9am-5pm

Vaccination sites available via the NHS National Booking Service:

  • Day Lewis Pharmacy, King Street, Richmond (Pharmacy site)
  • Central Dales Pharmacy, Market Place, Hawes (Pharmacy site)
  • Tesco, Richmondshire Walk Catterick Garrison (Pharmacy site)

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