Get a COVID-19 vaccination in Northern Ireland
If you're 18 and over and still need to get your COVID-19 vaccine first dose, a local pharmacy is the place to go. If you're aged 16 or over, find out where you can get the COVID-19 vaccination below. Children aged 12 to 15 years will be offered the vaccine at school.
Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine
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 be in one of the following categories:
- aged 16 years and over (you must have reached your 16th birthday on the date you go for vaccination)
- Clinically Extremely Vulnerable aged 12 to 15 with a letter from a paediatrician
- aged 12 and over and living with an immunosuppressed person with a letter from a GP or Health Trust confirming eligibility
- anyone aged 12 to 15 years of age will be offered the vaccine as part of a school-based programme
More information on what vaccine you can get, where to get it and how to book (where required) is available below.
If you're not registered with a GP in NI but live here or are temporarily a resident in NI, you can probably still receive a vaccine but you should email the Department of Health at the email address below and they will advise you how you can be vaccinated.
Where to get a vaccination - first doses
Vaccination at a community pharmacy
Community pharmacies across NI are now taking the lead role in providing first doses - 130 of them are offering appointments for first dose jabs to everyone aged 18 and over.
To be vaccinated at a community pharmacy, you generally have to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland.
However, if you are not registered with a GP in Northern Ireland, speak to the pharmacist for advice on accessing a vaccination.
Details of which pharmacies are offering the Moderna vaccine are available in the list below by Health and Social Care Trust area or on this interactive map:
Belfast HSC Trust area
- Boots, 124 Cavehill Road, Belfast, BT15 5BU
- Boots, 35 to 47 Donegall Place, Belfast, BT1 5AW
- Boots, Unit 5 Connswater Shopping Centre, Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AB
- Boots, 404 to 408 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1HH
- Boots, Unit 7 Park Centre, Donegall Road, Belfast, BT12 6HN
- Coopers Pharmacy, 155 Anderstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9EA
- Dundela Pharmacy Ltd, 17 Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2AA
- Dunmore Pharma Ltd, 421 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT 15 3BJ
- Harrison Healthcare Ltd, 40E Donegall Pass, Belfast, BT71BS
- Maguire Ltd, 3 Beechmount Avenue, Belfast, BT12 7NA
- Medicare Pharmacy, Unit 16 Forestside Shopping Centre, Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 6FX
- McAreavey Pharma Ltd, 505 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6DE
- McKeever Ltd, 34 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7AG
- Newberry Ltd, 6 Hillsborough Road, Carryduff, BT8 8HR
- Ormeau Park Pharmacy, 279 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GG
- Rosetta Pharmacy, 52A Rosetta Road, Belfast, BT6 0LT
- Solas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 59 High Street, Belfast, BT1 2AB
- Urban Pharmacy, Unit 60 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HN
- Williamson’s Chemist, 9 Finaghy Road South, Belfast, BT10 0BW
- Woodbourne Pharmacy, 128 Stewartstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9JQ
Northern HSC Trust area
- Anita Gribbin Pharmacy Ltd, 55A Main Street, Toomebridge, BT41 3TF
- Ballee Pharmacy, Unit 8 Ballee and Harryville, Community Enterprise, 20 Antrim Road, BT42 2BJ
- Bellaghy Pharmacy, 20 Main Street, Bellaghy, BT45 8HT
- Boots, 83 The Promenade, Portstewart, BT55 7AG
- Boots, 37 Main Street, Maghera, BT46 5AA
- Boots, Ballymena Health & Social Care Centre, Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HB
- Boots, 8 High Street, BT41 4AN
- Boots, 6 The Square, Ballyclare, BT39 9BB
- Boots, 38 Main Street, Larne, BT40 1SS
- Boots, 3B Market Place, Carrickfergus, BT38 7AW
- Boots, Unit 62 Abbeycentre Longwood Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 9UH
- Boots, Units 50, 51 and 52 Tower Centre, Wellington Street, Ballymena, BT43 6AH
- Boots, 26 to 28 Church Street, Coleraine, BT52 1AR
- Boots, 5 to 7 James Street, Cookstown, BT80 8AA
- Bradley Ltd, 58 The Promenade, Portstewart, BT55 7AF
- Campbell Pharmacy Ltd, 8 Dunluce Street, Portrush, BT56 8DN
- Castle Pharmacy, 39 Castle Street, Ballycastle, BT54 6AS
- Castledawson Pharmacy, 13 to 17 Main Street, Castledawson, BT45 8AA
- Cloughmills Pharmacy, 58 Main Street, Cloughmills, BT44 9LF
- Coagh Pharmacies Ltd, 11 Main Street, Coagh, BT80 0EN
- Falls Pharmacy, 56 William Street, Cookstown, BT80 8NB
- Glass Pharmacy Ltd, 88 Main Street, Maghera, BT46 5AF
- Harkin, 112 Upper Main Street, Maghera, BT46 5AF
- Health Centre Pharmacy, Taylor's Avenue, Carrickfergus, BT38 7HF
- Healthcare Pharmacy, 6A Tobermore Road, Draperstown, BT45 7AG
- Kelly, 12 The Square, Stewartstown, BT71 5HX
- Kennedy's Pharmacy Ltd, 56 Main Street, Rasharkin, BT44 8PX
- Kennedy's Pharmacy Ltd, 169 Tullaghans Road, Dunloy, BT44 9AF
- Larne Hc Pharmacy Plus, Larne Healthcentre, Gloucester Avenue, Larne BT40 1NZ
- Magherafelt Healthcare, 38 Rainey Street, Magherafelt, BT45 5AQ
- Mathewson, 51 to 53 Queen Street, Ballymoney, BT53 6JD
- McCloy's Chemist, 1 Maghera Street, Kilrea, BT51 5QL
- O'Brien's Pharmacy, 5 Broad Street, Magherafelt, BT45 6EB
- Randalstown Pharmacies Ltd, 46 to 48 Main Street, Randalstown, BT41 3AB
- Shields Pharmacy, 4 to 6 Coleraine Street, Kilrea, BT51 5QD
- Simpson Ltd, 59 to 61 Eglinton Street, Portrush, BT56 8DZ
- Simpsons Pharmacy, Unit 1, 11 Fenaghy Road, Galgorm, Ballymena, BT42 1HW
- Wilkinson Chemists, 62 Main Street, Garvagh, BT51 5AE
- Woodsides Pharmacy, 38 and 42 Church Street, Ballymena, BT43 6DF
South Eastern HSC Trust area
- Aghalee Pharmacy Practice Ltd, 8E Lurgan Road, Aghalee, BT67 0DD
- Ballymote Pharmacy Ltd, Unit 3 Ballymote Centre, 40 Killough Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6PY
- Boots, 45 main Street, Moira, BT67 0LQ
- Boots, 86 Groomsport Road, Bangor, BT20 5NF
- Boots, 5 to 13 Hillsborough Road, Dromara, BT25 2BL
- Boots, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Lisburn, BT27 5UJ
- Boots, Unit 30 Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor, BT19 7HB
- Boots, 104 to 108 Frances Street, Newtownards, BT23 7DY
- Clear Pharmacy, 10 Church Street, Bangor, BT20 3HT
- Horner Pharmacy Ltd, 16 The Square, Comber, BT23 5DT
- Irwin’s Medical Hall, 10 Rowan Drive, Seymour Hill, Dunmurry, BT17 9PX
- Irwin’s Medical Hall, 167 Kingsway, Dunmurry, BT17 9RY
- Laurel Glen Pharmacy, 212A Stewartstown Road, Belfast, BT17 0FB
- Medicare Pharmacy, 34 St Patrick’s Avenue, Downpatrick, BT30 6DW
- McMullan’s, The Medical Hall, 39 High Street, Portaferry, BT22 1QT
- Nisco Healthcare Ltd, 2A Belfast Road, Ballygowan, BT23 6LT
- Patterson’s Chemist, 11 Ballynahinch Street, Hillsborough, BT26 6AW
- Timoney Ltd, 104 Moss Road, Lambeg, BT27 4NU
Southern HSC Trust area
- Boots, 87 Newry Street, Banbridge, BT32 3EA
- Boots, The Square, Markethill, BT60 1RB
- Boots, 15 Scotch Street, Armagh, BT61 7BY
- Boots, Unit LSU2 Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon, BT64 1AA
- Boots, 13 John Mitchel Place, Newry, BT34 2AP
- Boots, Oaks Centre, Oak Road, Dungannon, BT71 4NA
- Camlough Pharmacy, 3A Main Street, Camlough, Bt35 7IG
- Daly’s Pharmacy, 1 to 3 Dromore Street, Banbridge, BT32 4BS
- Mayobridge Pharmacy Ltd, 2 Ballyvalley Road, Mayobridge, BT34 2ES
- McKeever’s Chemists, 16 Bridge Street, Rostrevor, BT34 3BG
- McKeever’s on the Bridge, 53 to 55 Mill Street, Newry, BT34 1AJ
- McCartan’s Pharmacy, Unit 5 Fiveways, 99 Armagh Road, Newry, BT35 6PW
- McKeever’s Chemists, 11 Marcus Square, Hill Street, Newry, BT34 1AE
- McKeever Ltd, 4 Monaghan Street, Newry, BT35 6AA
- McKeever’s Chemists, 20 Davis Street, Keady, BT60 3RS
- McKeever’s Chemists, 20 Charlemont Street, Moy, BT71 7SL
- McNally’s Late Night Pharmacy Ltd, 5A Monaghan Street, Newry, BT35 6BB
- Nelson Tasman Ltd, 28 Main Street, Tynan, BT60 4QP
- Parkes Pharmacy, 26 Mill Street, Gilford, BT63 6HQ
- Paul Donaghy’s Chemist, 59 Irish Street, Dungannon, BT70 1DQ
- Walsh’s Pharmacy Ltd, 25 Church Street, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN
- Whinbush Ltd, 4 to 6 Rathfriland Road, Hilltown, BT34 5UP
Western HSC Trust area
- Armstrong's Pharmacy, 119 Main Street, Lisnaskea, BT92 0JD
- Belcoo Pharmacy Ltd, 15 Main Street, Belcoo, BT93 5FB
- Belmont Health (Ni) Ltd, Kirby Unit 7 Da Vinci's Complex, Culmore Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 8JB
- B N Gormley (Pharmacy), 171 Irish Green Street, Limavady, BT49 9AR
- Boots, Unit L7 to 9 Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 6XY
- Boots , Unit 1 43 to 47 High Street, Omagh, BT78 1BA
- Boots, 60 to 62 Main Street, Strabane, BT82 8AX
- Boots, 37 Lower Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 7DP
- Bradley Ltd, 36 William Street, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 6ET
- Bradley Ltd, 130 Northland Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 0LX
- Bradley Ltd, 8 Omagh Road, Dromore, BT78 3AJ
- Bradley Ltd, 18 Main Street, Drumquin, BT78 4SB
- Bradley Ltd, 35 Main Street, Newtownstewart, BT78 4AD
- Bradley Ltd, 84C Old Mountfield Road, Killyclogher Omagh, BT79 7ET
- Corry's Chemists Ltd, 13 to 14 The Diamond, Castlederg, BT81 7AR
- Corry's Chemists Ltd, 37 Main Street, Gortin, BT79 8PQ
- Corry's Enniskillen Ltd, 15 Darling Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7DP
- Donaghy Ltd, 9 Lower Strabane Road, Castlederg, BT81 7AZ
- Erne Pharmacy Ltd, 12 Church Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7EJ
- Gallagher, 76 Main Street, Dungiven, BT47 4LG
- Harte's Chemist, 19 Main Street, Carrickmore, BT79 9AY
- Hughes, 44 Belmore Street, Enniskillen, BT74 6AA
- Lakeland Pharmacy Ltd, Unit 1, 61 Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen, BT74 6DX
- Liam Bradley Ltd, 3 John Street, Castlederg, BT81 7AW
- Medicare Pharmacy, Unit 3 Hatfield Shops, 159 Creggan Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 0RX
- Medicare Pharmacy, Rathmore Shopping Centre, Eastway, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 9QA
- Murphy, 165 Spencer Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT47 6AH
- McDaid's Pharmacy Ltd, 111 Upper Main Street, Dungiven, BT47 4LE
- McDaid Ltd, 179 Main Street, Lisnaskea, BT92 0JE
- McGrade, 1 Church Street, Ederney, BT93 0EF
- O'Hagan, 63 Main Street, Trillick, BT78 3ST
- Pillbox Pharmacy, 24 Church Street, Irvinestown, BT94 1EH
- Quay-Pharm Ltd, Units 17 to 18 Quayside Shopping Centre, Strand Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 7PX
- The Medical Hall, 17 Main Street, Sixmilecross, BT79 9NH
- Whitehouse Pharmacy, 65 Buncrana Road, Derry/ Londonderry, BT48 8LB
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which can be given to those aged 40 and over, is also available at participating pharmacies across Northern Ireland. Details of which pharmacies are offering the AstraZeneca vaccine is available at this link:
Northern Trust HSC Maternity clinics
If you are pregnant, have recently delivered (within 28 days) or are breastfeeding, you can get a first dose vaccine.
Clinics will be held in Antrim Area Hospital in Outpatients Level B:
- Tuesday 26 October, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Unless you have been advised otherwise, second doses will be provided at the Mass Vaccination Centre on a Wednesday from 9.00 am to 5.00pm.
These will be the final maternity clinics to be held in the Trust.
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: email@example.com
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.
Mobile walk-in vaccination clinics
Time is running out if you want to get your first dose COVID-19 vaccine at a walk-in clinic.
16 and 17 year olds
If you're aged 16 or 17 years old, you can receive a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at any of Northern Ireland's walk-in mobile vaccination clinics or at the Royal Victoria Hospital vaccination centre. You can get your first dose at any of the second dose clinics - all the mobile clinics will have access to the Pfizer vaccine.
If you still go to school you will have an opportunity to request the vaccine while the school nursing team are there to offer the vaccine to 12 to 15 year olds.
Based on JCVI advice, 16 and 17 year olds are only being offered one dose at this stage. JCVI will provide further advice as to when/ if a second dose will be offered. When that advice is available, Trusts will get in touch with anyone vaccinated to invite them back for their second dose, if necessary.
You have to have reached your 16th birthday before the actual vaccination can take place.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or living with an immunosuppressed person aged 12 to 15 years
If you're aged over 12 to 15 years of age (born between 1 August 2005 and 31 July 2009) and one of the specific groups of 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' (CEV) recommended to receive the vaccine, you will be identified by your Trust and contacted directly about receiving a vaccination.
If you are aged 12 to 15 years of age and living with an immunosuppressed person and have received a letter from your GP or Trust confirming there is an immunosuppressed person living at your address, you can attend any of the mobile clinics by bringing along the household letter advising that you live with an immunosuppressed person. If you wish, you can receive your vaccine from the school nursing team when they visit your school.
Based on JCVI advice, those aged 12 to 15 years of age who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable or household contacts of an immunosuppressed person will receive two doses, eight weeks apart.
Pregnant or believe to be pregnant
In the early stages of the vaccination programme, pregnant women were asked to hold back on getting their jabs. This was a precautionary measure, which allowed more data to become available on safety.
With that data now obtained, pregnant women are advised to get vaccinated.
For advice about getting the COVID-19 vaccination, you can speak to your obstetric provider or midwife.
Also, Health and Social Care Trusts are running special antenatal vaccination clinics, some of which are listed below.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has produced detailed questions and answers on COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding at this link:
In relation to fertility, there is absolutely no evidence that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.
More information is available on the British Fertility Society website.
Where to get a vaccination - second doses
You can continue to get your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a community pharmacy or at one of the mobile walk-in vaccination clinics below - you can also go to any of the first dose clinics:
Belfast HSC Trust
- Royal Victoria Hospital vaccination centre:
- daily, 8.30 am to 7.00 pm (eight weeks after your first dose)
- Kennedy Centre, Belfast:
- Tuesday 26 October, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
- Short Strand:
- Thursday 28 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Queen's University Belfast, South Dining Hall:
- Saturday 30 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Sunday 31 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Northern HSC Trust area
- Parish Hall, Portrush:
- Saturday 30 October, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Ballymena Livestock Market:
- Friday 5 November. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Swatragh Livestock Market:
- Saturday 6 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Town Hall, Coleraine:
- Sunday 7 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Northern Regional Colleges - Newtownabbey, Magherafelt, Ballymoney and Coleraine campuses:
- Monday 8 November 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
- Ballymena North, Cushendall Road, Ballymena
- Thursday 11 November, 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- The Junction, Antrim:
- Saturday 13 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Adult Centre, Magherafelt:
- Sunday 14 November, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
- CAFRE - Greenmount and Loughry campuses:
- Monday 15 November, 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
- Ulster University - Jordanstown and Coleraine campuses:
- Monday 15 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Hawthorn Adult Centre, Carrickfergus:
- Saturday 20 November, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
South Eastern HSC Trust area
Lagan Valley midwifery-led unit (for antenatal/ postnatal/ birthing partners/ friends and family, Pfizer):
Tuesday 26 October, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
The Downe Midwifery Led Unit (for antenatal/ postnatal/ birthing partners/ friends and family, Pfizer):
Friday 29 October, 11.30 am to 3.30 pm
Ards Hospital Maternity Hub (for antenatal/ postnatal/ birthing partners/ friends and family, Pfizer):
Saturday 30 October, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
- Scrabo Community Resource Centre, Scrabo Estate, 18b Cuan Place, BT23 4PB (Moderna 18 plus, Pfizer):
- Tuesday 9 November, 10. 00 am to 2.00 pm
- Bowtown Community Centre, Bowtown Estate, 11a Abbot Garden, BT23 8LU (Moderna 18 plus, Pfizer):
- Thursday 11 November, 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
Southern HSC Trust area
- The Junction, Dungannon:
- Sunday 7 November, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
- Sunday 21 November, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- The Quays, Newry:
- Thursday 28 October, 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Friday 5 November, 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Armagh Rugby Club:
- Tuesday 26 October, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
- The Torrent Complex:
- Friday 29 October, 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Aghaloo and Blackwater Community Centre, Aughnacloy:
- Sunday 31 October, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
- Portadown Health and Care Centre:
- Sunday 7 November, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
- Silverbridge Resource Centre:
- Wednesday 17 November, 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Newtownhamilton Rural Hall:
- Thursday 18 November, 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Western HSC Trust
- Longtower Youth Club TRIAX:
- Wednesday 27 October, 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
- Sports Complex, Dromore:
- Friday 29 October, 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
If necessary, you can attend on another date, without having to change your original appointment, as long as the required interval has passed since your first dose.
The required interval between first and second doses is eight weeks for all three COVID-19 vaccines currently in use in Northern Ireland - Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca.
Third dose for those severely immunosuppressed
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that a third primary dose should be offered to individuals aged 12 year and over with severe immunosuppression in proximity of their first or second COVID-19 vaccine doses in the primary schedule.
These individuals will be identified by their Trust clinician or GP and invited in to receive a third primary dose.
They will also be offered a booster dose in due course based on further advice from JCVI.
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:
Following 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.
More information about the JCVI statement can be found at this link:
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 often
- comply with restrictions
COVID-19 booster vaccination programme
Final advice on booster vaccines has been issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Booster vaccines will be offered to those considered most vulnerable:
- those living in residential care homes for older adults
- all adults aged 50 years or over
- frontline health and social care workers
- all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and adult carers
- adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals
Based on JCVI advice, the booster dose should only be given at least six months after an individual received their second primary dose. Therefore you will only become eligible to receive the booster when you pass the six month mark from receipt of your second vaccination.
The programme has already started with residents and staff in care homes being offered a booster dose.
The programme will primarily be delivered by GPs and community pharmacies. Trusts will be vaccinating care home residents and their own frontline staff while community pharmacies will initially be vaccinating non-Trust employed frontline health care staff before moving on to the eligible general population.
GPs will shortly be starting to invite their older patients in first to receive their booster.
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: