Get a COVID-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland
The easiest way for anyone aged 18 and over to get a COVID-19 vaccine is at one of the many walk-in centres across Northern Ireland. You don’t need an appointment, just come along to receive your vaccination.
Where to get a vaccination
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at any of Northern Ireland’s regional vaccination centres without an appointment.
This applies to second doses as well as first doses, as long as the required interval has passed since your first dose. The required interval between first and second doses is:
- six weeks for Pfizer
- eight weeks for Astra Zeneca
The main vaccination centres are:
- SSE Arena, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
- Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA
- Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena BT43 7BL
- South Lake Leisure Centre, 1 Lake Road, Craigavon BT64 1AS
- The Foyle Arena, 2 Limavady Road, Londonderry BT47 6JY
- Omagh Leisure Centre, Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EG
- Lakeland Forum, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen BT74 7EF
There are also a number of mobile vaccination centres available:
Belfast HSC Trust area
- Whitla Hall, Queen’s University Belfast:
- Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July,10.00 pm to 6.00 pm
- Bradbury Wellbeing and Treatment Centre, 1-17 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AA:
- Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 July from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
- Ravenhill Day Centre, 318-322 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT68GL:
- Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
- Indoor tennis centre and ozone complex, Ormeau Embankment, Belfast BT6 8LT:
- Saturday 31 July from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Sunday 1 August from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Wednesday 4 August from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Custom House Square, Belfast:
- 31 July and 10 August
South Eastern Trust area
- West Winds Estate, Shackleton Walk, Newtownards:
- Friday 23 July, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
- Glen Estate Community Centre, Newtownards:
- Friday 23 July from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
- Laganvalley Leisureplex, Lisburn:
- Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 July, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
- Portaferry Leisure Centre, 3 Cloughey Road, Portaferry BT22 1ND:
- Wednesday 28 July, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
- Donaghadee Community Centre, Parade, Donaghadee BT21 0HF:
- Thursday 29 July, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
- Londonderry Park, Newtownards:
- Saturday 31 July, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
- Ards Shopping Centre:
- Sunday 1 August, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Southern HSC Trust area
- Markethill Livestock Mart:
- Saturday 24 July from 9.30am to 3.30pm
- Silverbridge Resource Centre:
- Saturday 24 July from 9.30am to 3.30pm
- Kilkeel Leisure Centre:
- Sunday 25 July, from 9.30am to 3.30pm
- Quays Shopping Centre, Newry:
- Sunday 25 July from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Northern HSC Trust area
- Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, Burn Road, Cookstown BT80 8DN:
- Saturday 24 July, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
- St Patrick’s Parish Hall, Causeway Street, Portrush BT56 8AD:
- Saturday 24 July, from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
- Sunday 25 July from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Monday 26 July from 9.30am to 4.30pm
- Tilly Molly's Centre, Armoy:
- Thursday 29 July from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Coleraine town hall, 35 the Diamond, Coleraine, BT52 1DP:
- Saturday 31 July from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
- Sunday 1 August from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
- Junction one retail park, Antrim:
- Friday 6 August from 1.00 pm to 6.30 pm
- Saturday 7 August from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm
- Meadowlane shopping centre, Magherafelt:
- Sunday 8 August from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
- Dunclug, Ballymena North, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena:
- Wednesday 11 August from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Hawthorn Adult Centre, Ellis Street, Carrickfergus BT38 8AZ:
- Saturday 14 August from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Sunday 15 August from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Western Trust area
- Derg Valley Healthy Living: Castlederg:
- Tuesday 27 July, 4.00pm to 8.00pm
- Shantallow Community Residents Association, Derry:
- Thursday 29 July, 4.00pm to 8.00pm
- The Sports Complex: Dromore:
- Friday 30 July, 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Those attending these facilities must bring photographic ID or proof of address and where possible their Health and Care number.
Further mobile vaccination clinics will be held across Northern Ireland in the coming weeks and the details will be on this page.
You can also book a vaccination online:
Booking online will make sure you avoid any queues at the vaccination centres.
Book by phone
For those who cannot book online, appointments can also be made using the telephone service 0300 200 7813.
Vaccination at a community pharmacy
Pharmacies can only supply the AstraZeneca vaccine at this time.
To be vaccinated at a community pharmacy, you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and aged 40 years and over at 31 July 2021.
Pregnant or believe to be pregnant
If you're pregnant or believe you could be pregnant and have not yet received your first vaccination, you should receive your vaccination at any of the regional vaccination centres, regardless of your age. You cannot currently be vaccinated at a community pharmacy. Speak to your obstetric provider or midwife for advice about getting the COVID-19 vaccination at a Trust vaccination centre.
For more information on eligibility and to find out if your local pharmacy is offering this service, go to:
If you book with a community pharmacy but are not eligible your appointment will be cancelled.
If you are blind or partially sighted and need help in accessing the details of your local participating pharmacy, you can contact RNIB, Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and Saturday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
This is not a booking line and the operator cannot help organise any vaccination appointments.
- phone: 0303 123 9999
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calls cost no more than a standard rate call, or count towards any inclusive minutes, to an 01 or 02 number. The price of calls varies between different providers, so check with your provider if you are unsure.
The vaccines have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). More information is available at:
Vaccination programme in Northern Ireland
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is based on the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent expert group.
The Department of Health vaccination phased plan is available at:
Who can get vaccinated
Following the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) it is preferable if people aged under 40 receive an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In NI this will be accommodated through administering the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at the regional Trust vaccination centres.
More information about the latest JCVI statement can be found at this link:
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 aged 18 years and over at 31 July 2021.
If you're not registered with a GP in NI but live here or are temporarily a resident in NI, you should email the Department of Health at COVID-19VaccinationProgramme@health-ni.gov.uk and they will advise you how you can be vaccinated.
18 and over
At present, if you're aged 18 years or older (born on or before 31 July 2003) you can get vaccinated at one of Northern Ireland's regional vaccination centres.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable aged over 16 at 30 June 2021
If you're aged over 16 years of age at 30 June 2021 and 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' (CEV) or 'Clinically Vulnerable' (CV), you can book your vaccination online for any of the regional vaccination centres.
You should have received a letter from your GP advising you if you’re in one of these categories.
Telephone booking service
If you are eligible for a vaccination centre appointment and cannot make an online booking, you can book your vaccination by telephone on 0300 200 7813.
The telephone booking service is available, Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm (Note that the service will be unavailable on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 July).
Changing or cancelling a vaccination appointment
If you have booked a COVID-19 vaccination online, it’s important to keep both vaccination appointments. Check that both vaccination dates suit you before accepting the booking.
If you can no longer attend, information on how to change or cancel your appointment is at the following link:
You can also cancel your vaccination by telephone on 0300 200 7813, Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Transport to vaccination centres
If you need transport to get to your vaccination appointment, community transport may be able to help, subject to availability.
For more information, contact your local community operator - contact details are at the following links:
Getting to the SSE Arena vaccination centre
If you’re travelling to the SSE Arena for your vaccination, free parking is available at Eastside and Northside car parks in Belfast and there is a free shuttle-bus service from the Northside car park.
The G2 Glider services runs every 15 minutes from the city centre or you can get a train to Titanic Quarter station, a short walk from the SSE Arena.
When travelling on public transport, face coverings must be worn and social distancing practices observed.
All transport services are provided within COVID-19 guidance regulations.
Follow the public health advice after being vaccinated
Two doses of the current approved vaccines have shown a high level of protection against serious illness from COVID-19, but no vaccine gives 100 per cent protection.
As the COVID-19 vaccines are new, research is ongoing to see what impact they have on reducing the spread of the disease and to examine the extent to which vaccinated people can still pass the infection on to others.
Therefore, after vaccination, you must continue to follow the public health advice and comply with restrictions. You still need to:
- practise social distancing
- wear a face covering
- wash your hands carefully and frequently
- comply with restrictions
COVID-19 booster vaccination programme
Interim advice on booster vaccines has been issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Booster vaccines will be offered to those most vulnerable from September 2021 to maintain protection given by the first and second doses.
The final JCVI advice will be published before September.
Proof of vaccination
Northern Ireland residents can currently travel abroad under the traffic lights system.
For the latest travel advice go to:
Information on how to apply for proof of vaccination is available at:
Further information about the vaccine
The Public Health Agency has developed a range of leaflets and a frequently asked questions section: