What is the vaccine service?

If you are eligible, you can book your COVID-19 vaccination online.

The COVID-19 vaccination involves 2 injections, ten weeks apart. When you book your first appointment, you will also get a date for your second appointment. This will be at the same vaccination centre.

Before booking your appointment, you must read through the information provided to make sure it is safe for you to receive the vaccine.

You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/covid-vaccine

If you are eligible, book your appointment at: https://vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/

You can also book your vaccination via telephone on 0300 200 7813 Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 8.00pm.

 

Am I eligible to use the vaccine service?

If you live in Northern Ireland and are entitled to treatment by the health service you can book a COVID-19 vaccination online if you have been invited to do so.

The invitation may have come from:

  • public messages to the following groups:
    • those aged 65 and older at 31st March 2021
    • those aged 60 – 64 at 31st March 2021
    • Those age 50 – 59 and older at 31st March 2021 are now eligible to book a vaccination
    • those who are clinically extremely vulnerable aged 16 and over at 31st March 2021 and have a shielding letter
  • those who have an underlying condition aged 16 -17 at 31st March , who have a GP letter
  • a letter from your hospital specialist or your GP
  • an email or letter from your employer

If you have received multiple invitations, you only need to book once.

If you have received a letter from your GP inviting you to book a vaccination with them, you should contact them directly and not use this service to book your vaccination online.

Please note, you will be asked to show photo ID, proof of date of birth and your shielding letter (if this applies) when you arrive at the vaccination centre. If you are not in an eligible group, you will not be given your vaccination.

If you are in the underlying condition group you will need to bring your GP letter.

If you’re the main carer (aged 18 or over on the 31 March 2021) of an elderly or disabled person and have been unable to book an appointment through the online booking platform or call centre, you should contact your local Trust care co-ordinator. Click here for details:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern-ireland

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