COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 Vaccination in Northern Ireland

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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.

To amend or cancel an appointment please call 028 9448 1777 or email:


Pop Up Clinics

The Trust is holding pop up clinics in the following areas.  First, second and booster doses will all be provided (provided you have reached the correct timescales between doses) and it will be the Pfizer vaccine.

These clinics are walk in only with the exception of Ballymena which can be booked online – online booking.

Vaccination streams:

  • First and second doses for those aged 5-17 vaccinated at least 12 weeks previously
  • Second doses for those 18+ vaccinated at least 8 weeks previously
  • Third & fourth 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.


Thursday 26 May

The Fairhill Shopping Centre, Ballymena: Noon – 8pm.  Walk ins until 4pm only.

online booking

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May

The Hawthorns Adult Centre, Carrickfergus: 10am – 4.30pm

The Junction, Antrim: Saturday 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 11 June

Coleraine Leisure Centre: 10am – 3.30pm

Saturday 18 June

Meadowlane Shopping Centre, Magherafelt: 10am – 4.30pm

Saturday 25 June

Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey: 10am – 3.30pm


Timescales following a positive COVID-19 result

If you are aged 18 and over and have tested positive for COVID-19 you must wait 28 days before presenting for vaccination.

If you are under 18 you must be 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.


First doses (5+) and second doses (12+ only) for under 17

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.

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.

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 is available to those over the age of 16.  You must be at least three months from the date of your second dose.

Please bring personal ID with you.


Booster and flu vaccines for staff

Flu and booster vaccines are available to all Trust staff.

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.

18th May 2022

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