COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

 

If you’re 18 and over and still need to get your COVID-19 vaccine first dose, a local pharmacy is the place to go. Children aged 12 to 15 years will be offered the vaccine at school.


  • 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 in one of the following categories:

    • aged 16 years and over as of the 31 August 2021 (you must have reached your 16th birthday on the date you go for vaccination)
    • Clinically Extremely Vulnerable aged 12 to 15 with a letter from a paediatrician
    • aged 12 and over and living with an immunosuppressed person with a letter from a GP or Health Trust confirming eligibility
    • anyone aged 12 to 15 years of age will be offered the vaccine as part of a school-based programme

    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.

  • Where to get a vaccination - first doses

    Community pharmacies across NI are now taking the lead role in providing first doses – 130 of them are offering appointments for first dose 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.

  • 12-15 years old

    12 to 15 year olds will soon be offered the COVID-19 vaccination within their school setting. The Schools Vaccination Programme will start on the 1st November and is due to complete by 6th December.

    We  are offering some early vaccination opportunities for 12 to 15 year olds on Saturday 23 October and Saturday 6 November at the following venues.

    • Old School Canteen, Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh
    • Anderson House, Altnagelvin Hospital site
    • Key Workers Accommodation, South West Acute Hospital

    The number of vaccinations available at these early clinics are limited and are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked from Thursday 21 October. Further booking details will follow.

    For further information on the 12 to 15 years old vaccine programme, please see:

    COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people aged 12 to 15 years | HSC Public Health Agency (hscni.net)

  • 16-17 having received a first dose at any centre

    At present, the interval between 1st and 2nd dose for this age group has not been published. Once the guidance is issued those already vaccinated will be contacted.

  • 16+ having missed a second dose vaccine at your original centre

    Whilst we may have limited capacity at each of our mobile clinics to administer additional second dose vaccines, we will endeavour to vaccinate everyone who attends for a second dose. Pre-booked second dose appointments will take priority, but we will try to cover as many of those seeking a second dose as possible. However, you may need to wait. There should be a minimum of eight weeks between your first and second doses.

  • Evening Mobile Clinics | Second Dose Only

    We recommend that you attend a mobile clinic in the same venue where you received your first dose.

    DATEVENUETIME
    Thurs 2nd SeptMilestone Centre Carrickmore4.00pm-8.00pm
    Thurs 2nd SeptLimavady Leisure Centre4.00pm-8.00pm
    Tues 7th SeptDerg Valley Healthy Living Centre 4.00pm-8.00pm
    Thurs 9th SeptShantallow Community Centre4.00pm-8.00pm
    Fri 10th SeptSports Complex Dromore4.00pm-8.00pm
    Thurs 30th SeptAlley Theatre Strabane4.00pm-8.00pm
    Tues 12th OctDerrylin4.00pm-8.00pm
    Tues 19th OctDiamond Centre Claudy4.00pm-8.00pm
    Thurs 21st OctStrathroy, Omagh4.00pm-8.00pm
    Wed 27th OctLongtower Youth Club TRIAX4.00pm-8.00pm
    Fri 29th OctDromore Sports Complex4.00pm-8.00pm
  • COVID-19 booster vaccination programme

    Final advice on booster vaccines has been issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

    Booster vaccines will be offered to those considered most vulnerable:

    • those living in residential care homes for older adults
    • all adults aged 50 years or over
    • 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

    and

    • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

    The programme started at the end of September 2021 with residents in care homes.

  • 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