Updated on 12th September 2023 at 3:50 pm


Covid Vaccines  Spring Boosters  Patient Update

This Spring those most vulnerable and at greatest risk from COVID-19 will need extra protection. You are eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine if you are:

  • aged 75 years and over by the 30th June 2024
  • aged 6 months and over and are immunosuppressed*

If you are eligible book using

National Booking System or

Call 119 or

Via the NHS App

The local mass clinic is again at Hexham Mart, if this is not available when you go to book please try to book another time, more appointments are being added all the time.



*Immunosuppressed means having a weakened immune system. People who are immunosuppressed are less able to fight infections and other diseases. Some people will be mildly immunosuppressed, others may be severely immunosuppressed. For Covid vaccination the NHS has defined the eligible group of patients as follows:

  • Patients currently undergoing or about to start chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression
  • Patients undergoing radical radiotherapy
  • Solid organ transplant recipients
  • Bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients
  • HIV infection at all stages
  • Multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. IRAK-4, NEMO, complement disorder, SCID).
  • Individuals who are receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy including, but not limited to, anti-TNF, alemtuzumab, ofatumumab, rituximab
  • Patients receiving protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors, and individuals treated with steroid sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil
  • Individuals treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day for adults.