COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
COVID-19 Vaccination in Northern Ireland
Appointments can also be made using the telephone service 0300 200 7813.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in the Northern Trust
The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in the Northern Trust has now completed its first dose phase at the Mass vaccination Centre and through Mobile Clinics.
Only those aged 16 and 17 can avail of a first dose vaccine in the Trust – more detail is provided below.
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.
Maternity vaccination clinics
COVID-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission of the woman to intensive care and premature birth of the baby.
The maternity team has organised further vaccination clinics where those pregnant, recently delivered (within 28 days) or breastfeeding can avail of a first dose vaccine.
The final clinic will be held in Antrim Area Hospital on the following day from 9am – 1pm in Outpatients Level B:
- Tuesday 26 October
Unless you have been advised otherwise, second doses will be provided at the Mass Vaccination Centre on a Wednesday from 9am – 5pm.
These will be the final maternity clinics to be held in the Trust.
Mass Vaccination Centre, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena
Open 9am – 5pm Wednesday (closed for lunch between 12.30 – 1pm).
Walk in first-dose vaccinations are available for 16 and 17 year olds only. Availability will fluctuate depending on the number of second dose appointments already scheduled. Please bring personal ID with you.
The current JCVI guidance is that 16 and 17 year olds should only receive one dose. Further advice on this is expected in due course. 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.
Appointments and walk ins continue for second doses, provided you have reached the appropriate timescale between doses.
This is eight weeks for anyone vaccinated on 1 August and thereafter.
Mobile Vaccination Clinics for second doses
Those who previously received their first dose at a mobile clinic can return to the area for their scheduled second dose.
GAA club, Cushendall
Saturday 23 October 10am – 2pm
Parish Hall, Portrush
Saturday 30 October 10am – 4pm
Ballymena Livestock Market
Friday 5 November 10am – 4pm
Swatragh Livestock Market
Saturday 6 November 10am – 4pm
Town Hall, Coleraine
Sunday 7 November 10am – 4pm
Northern Regional Colleges – Newtownabbey, Magherafelt, Ballymoney & Coleraine
Monday 8 November 10am – 2.30pm
Ballymena North, Cushendall Road, Ballymena
Thursday 11 November 3pm – 8pm
The Junction, Antrim
Saturday 13 November 10am – 4pm
Adult Centre, Magherafelt
Sunday 14 November 10am – 1pm
CAFRE – Greenmount & Loughry
Monday 15 November 10am – 2.30pm
Ulster University – Jordanstown & Coleraine
Monday 15 November 10am – 4pm
Hawthorn Adult Centre, Carrickfergus
Saturday 20 November 10am – 1pm
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