COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination in Northern Ireland

Book a COVID-19 Vaccination

For information about the COVID-19 vaccine and the programme please visit NI Direct.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in the Northern Trust

First, second and booster doses are being administered.

The vaccination being administered in the Northern Trust is the Pfizer vaccination.

Community pharmacies will continue to provide first dose vaccines for anyone who has not yet been vaccinated but would now like to take up the opportunity.  Further information as to participating pharmacies can be found on the COVID-19 website for Northern Ireland.


Mass Vaccination Centre, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena

Opening hours w/c Monday 17 January

Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January – 9.30am – 6pm.

The centre will be closed from 12.30-1pm and last walk ins are at 5.30pm.

Opening hours w/c Monday 24 January

Monday 24, Wednesday 26, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 9.30am – 6pm.

The centre will be closed from 12.30-1pm and last walk ins are at 5.30pm.

If you can please book online.  This is to allow us to maximise our resources given the significant demand.


Vaccination streams:

  • First doses for those aged 12+
  • Second doses for those aged 12-17 vaccinated at least 12 weeks previously
  • Second doses for those 18+ vaccinated at least 8 weeks previously
  • Third doses for those immunosuppressed
  • Booster doses for those aged 16+ (second dose must be 3 complete months ago)
  • Booster doses for 16+ with underlying health conditions who are 12 weeks after second dose.
  • Booster and flu vaccines for staff

Please bring your letter of eligibility or staff ID, if applicable, and personal ID.

We would encourage as many people as possible to use the online booking facility which enables us to plan capacity and make best use of resources.


First doses for those aged 12 – 15

Please note if you are under the age of 16 you will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can provide consent or have a consent form signed by a parent/guardian. Consent forms have been issued by schools.

Please bring personal ID with you.
Book online or walk in to the Mass Vaccination Centre.


Second doses for those aged 12 – 17

Following updated guidance from the JCVI all those aged 12-17 are now eligible to receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.  You must be 12 weeks after your first dose and, if applicable, 12 weeks post testing positive with COVID.  In other words, if your first dose was 14 weeks ago but you tested positive 6 weeks ago you would need to wait a further 6 weeks before getting your second dose.

Book online or walk in to the Mass Vaccination Centre.
Please bring personal ID.

There may be exceptions to this so if you are advised to get further doses, for example if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, please follow that advice.


Booster vaccines for those aged 16+

The Booster programme has now been extended to those over the age of 16.  You must be at least three months from the date of your second dose.

While people aged 50+ may be called for vaccination by their GP, they are also welcome to attend the Mass Vaccination Centre.

Please use the online booking portal if you canBook online.

Please bring personal ID with you.


Booster and flu vaccines for staff

Flu vaccines are available to all Trust staff.

The COVID-19 Booster vaccination is available to frontline Trust staff as advised by the JCVI and all staff over the age of 30.

Book online.
Please bring your staff ID.

Health and social care staff who work in the independent sector should attend a participating pharmacy for their vaccines.



Alot of myths and misinformation has been circulated about the COVID-19 vaccines.  Comprehensive, factually correct answers have been provided by the Public Health Agency to the most common questions.  Make an informed choice and speak to your healthcare professionals if you require advice specific to your condition.


Eligibility and ID

Vaccination is open to all NI residents.  The age criteria has changed as the Programme has evolved.  For up-to-date advice as to whether or not you are eligible please check the Vaccination Programme website.

Please bring photographic or personal ID.  This can include Passport, Driving licence, Bus pass, Carer’s card or bring a document that confirms your name and address such as an electric/gas/phone bill.

20th July 2021

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