COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Updated | 24/01/22 @ 11:56
If you are aged 16+ and have received your second dose more than 12 weeks ago, you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster.
If you are aged 12+ and still need to get your COVID-19 vaccine first dose, you can attend one of our Vaccination Centres.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine
To be eligible to be vaccinated as part of the Northern Ireland vaccination programme you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and be over 12 years old.
More information on what vaccine you can get, where to get it and how to book (where required) is available below.
If you’re not registered with a GP in NI but live here or are temporarily a resident in NI, you can probably still receive a vaccine but you should email the Department of Health at the email address below and they will advise you how you can be vaccinated.
There will be limited walk-in capacity each day at our Mass Vaccination Centres.
Those seeking a booster, first dose or second dose vaccination are encouraged to book online to secure their slot.
Mass Vaccination Centres and Mobile Clinics
Our Mass Vaccination Centres and Mobile Clinics are open for walk-in boosters for anyone aged 16 and over who is at least three months from their second vaccine dose.
Children aged 12 to 15 years of age, who are in a clinical risk group, can now also receive a booster dose three months after their second dose.
Walk In or Book Online
There will be limited walk-in capacity each day. Those seeking a booster, first dose or second dose vaccination are encouraged to book online to secure their slot.
Venue Date Time Dromore Sports Complex 25/1/22 4.00pm - 8.00pm Roe Valley Leisure Centre, Limavady 26/1/22 4.00pm - 8.00pm Patrician Hall, Carrickmore 27/1/22 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Mass Vaccination Centres
Foyle Arena Omagh Leisure Complex Lakeland Forum Mon 24/1/22 CLOSED 12.00pm - 8.00pm CLOSED Tues 25/1/22 12.00pm - 8.00pm CLOSED CLOSED Wed 26/1/22 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED Thurs 271/22 12.00pm - 8.00pm CLOSED CLOSED Fri 28/1/22 CLOSED 9.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED Sat 29/1/22 9.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED CLOSED Sun 30/1/22 CLOSED 9.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED
Where to get a vaccination - first doses and second doses
130 Community pharmacies across NI are offering appointments for jabs to everyone aged 18 and over.
To be vaccinated at a community pharmacy, you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland.
However, if you are not registered with a GP in Northern Ireland, speak to the pharmacist for advice on accessing a vaccination.
Details of which pharmacies are offering the Moderna vaccine are available in the list below by Health and Social Care Trust area or on this interactive map.
You can also receive a first or second dose at one of our Vaccine centres and clinics. Please see ‘Mass Vaccination Centres and Mobile Clinics’ section.
12-17 years old | Schools Vaccination Programme
All 12 to 17 year olds are now eligible to receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
In most cases, this should be 12 weeks apart, or 12 weeks post infection for those who have since been infected with COVID-19 after they received their first dose.
As the school vaccination programme is now complete, 12 to 17 year olds can now receive their vaccinations at any of the Trust vaccination hubs.
All 16 and 17 year olds and children aged 12 to 15 years of age who are in a clinical risk group can also receive a booster dose three months after their second dose. Booster doses are being administered at Trust vaccination sites.
16+ Second Dose
Those aged 16-17 who have received a first dose or those who have turned 18 since their first dose are also asked to come forward for their second dose, which will be given 8 weeks or more following their first dose, or 12 weeks following a positive COVID-19 test result or having displayed COVID symptoms – whichever is the later.
A shorter dose interval of 8 weeks applies to those who are in an at risk group, provided 4 weeks have passed since a positive COVID-19 test result or having displayed COVID symptoms.
COVID-19 booster vaccination programme
Final advice on booster vaccines has been issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Those eligible for a COVID booster jab are:
- Those aged 16+ who received their second dose jab of any COVID-19 vaccine more than 12 weeks ago, who have not already received their booster from their local GP practice or community pharmacist.
- Frontline health and social care workers
- All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and adult carers
- Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
- Those living in residential care homes for older adults
Those eligible for a COVID vaccine booster jab can receive it at one of the Western Trust’s vaccine centres, from their GP, or from their local participating community pharmacy. Anyone eligible for a booster is encouraged to come forward for it at the first opportunity.
Third dose for those severely immunosuppressed
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that a third primary dose should be offered to individuals aged 12 year and over with severe immunosuppression in proximity of their first or second COVID-19 vaccine doses in the primary schedule.
These individuals will be identified by their Trust clinician or GP and invited in to receive a third primary dose.
They will also be offered a booster dose in due course based on further advice from JCVI.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information Leaflets
COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Information Leaflets
There are now 17 plain text translations of the following two leaflets supporting the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme: