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COVID-19 vaccination programme updates

COVID-19 vaccine roll out

The Department of Health has updated its arrangements for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Developments have included offering everyone 65 years and over a vaccine by the end of February.

Building on the success to date, a twin track approach has been initiated – with both GP practices and the regional vaccination centres vaccinating members of the public from the JVCI priority groups.

With the focus firmly on protecting those most at risk from the virus, this expansion of the programme now covers everyone aged 65 and over and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to COVID-19.

Vaccination booking lines for 65-69 year-olds 

Anyone aged between 65 and 69 can now book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments at one of Northern Ireland’s seven regional vaccination centres. Online booking is available at Home | COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Northern Ireland (hscni.net)

A new telephone booking line has also opened for those who cannot access the online booking system.

The number is 0300 200 7813 and is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Important information:

Find out more about the vaccine

Fraud Alert

Meanwhile, people are urged to be careful if they receive a phone call, text or email advising that they are ‘eligible’ for the vaccination as it could be a scam.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge.

The only organisations which will contact you about vaccination will be your local Health and Social Care Trust OR your GP.

Please check any emails you receive come from a trusted source before you click on links. We will never ask for your bank account or card details or your pin or banking password.